Acts 11 – The Work of Encouragement

It’s Acts 11:19-30 Talking about Barnabus & living encouragement. 19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews.  20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to … Read more

Acts 10 – no Favorites

Acts 10:24ff (06-11) Centurion Vision/ Peters dream Joppa to Caesarea ~ 38 miles??     3:30-8:30 = 5 hrs     6 am to noon = 6 hrs           = 11 hrs or 3.45 mph  Day 1 – Cornelius’ vision ( prayer ) Day 2 – Peters vision ( trance) ( Paul in Acts … Read more

Acts 6 & 7 Sitting and Standing

Acts 6-7     Sitting and Standing ILLUS: History of pews….       Pics        First 1400 yrs In GOOD STANDING  Acts 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the … Read more

Acts 3-5 Miracles

Acts 3-5:17 miracles Elevation worship PREVIOUSLY Acts 2:40            40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 3 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold … Read more

Acts 2: Receiving Power

Acts 2 Reason for hope…. Acts 1 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” ——————- TOGETHER:  prayer, supplication, patient waiting, and clinging together in harmonious expectancy, characterised the hundred … Read more

The Heavens Declare

The Heavens Declare…. Spike Psarris – testimony Testimony LAST WEEK – what do we do with the INFORMATION ( King Josiah – radical change )     ( hidden DNA ) Life from non life – information is HUGE…. ISAIAH 45:12 It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. … Read more

Information Rediscovered

1 ( Last week – computer model –       Chance of another Earth :      Astrophysicist Erik Zackrisson from Uppsala University in Sweden arrived at this staggering figure — a 7×10^20 )  Biblical evidence to inform “that you may believe” —————————— INFORMATION    – the loss of…. Part 1          King Josiah reigned for … Read more

That you may BelIeve

Looking at EVIDENCE for God in life… ( last week fractals ) – immaterial vs material world  ILLUS – ? Perfect ncaa bracket possible ?  Some knowledge ( mind)         1 in 120,000,000,000 VS.      Coin flip = random           1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (if you just guess or flip a coin) Saw … Read more

What about Information / no need to run

Conversing 9-b Imagine you are God, you created people and You want them to know You. How do you communicate that?  CREATION.  ( accidental / random )  LAW.             ( impossible ) DISCIPLINE   ( harsh ) GRACE.          ( doubt free )  SON / REDEMPTION.  ( crucify, ignore, erase ) Amazing how that … Read more

Can You Be Moral Without God?

Last week –        Mass density of universe ————— Accidental Existence?       Conclusion :  Why do people universally BELIEVE in something ….. Why do we feel some things are universally wrong.? If existence is random, accidental, then “universals” are very difficult to explain . Speaking of explain, if accidental, how can we trust … Read more