Genesis Church

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Acts 9:43 And Peter stayed many days in Joppa with a tanner named Simon. Luke is the guy who wrote the book of Acts. He was a doctor by trade and was probably led to Christ by Paul. Being a doctor, he is highly educated, and gives lots of details that scholars have appreciated for…

Unanswered Prayer

So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the Church to God. Acts 12:5 We have talked a lot about prayer here at Genesis. Jesus spends a considerable amount of time talking about it toward the end of the Sermon on the Mount. As I studied these…

Personal History

Acts 13:31-32a and for many days he [Jesus] appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. And we bring you the good news… I was having a conversation this week with a guy who raised an interesting argument. He said that there…

Meandering

Acts 16:6 And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them Ever find yourself fighting against God?…

Joyful Noise

I heard about a time when Dawn Wells (Marianne from “Gilligan’s Island”) was boarding a plane. When people on board realized who she was, they all started singing the theme song to Gilligan’s Island. She loved it and thanked them, though it must have been a little weird to have a whole airplane break into…

What a waste!

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship Romans 12:1 For the past few years I’ve attended a local conference, which takes place at Life Center Church. It is a teleconference put on by…

Triple R

This past fall my family and I went to the Spokane fair. We went on the rides, ate cotton candy, and walked through a myriad of booths each offering some unique product, which promised to change our lives forever. As we took turns going on rides, and staying with our two year old (who was…

Anticipation

When I was in High school, our youth pastor with the middle school group. He took them on a camping trip somewhere in the California desert, and I came along as an assistant. I say desert, but it had a river going right through the camping area, and a huge set of rocks alongside the…

Show and Tell

Acts 8:4 – therefore those who had been scattered went about preaching the word. Which side of a pair of scissors is more important? Which wing on an airplane do you need most? In a rowboat, which side needs the oar most? I hope these are rhetorical questions for you, or else we need to…

Heavenly Gazing

Acts 7:55 But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; I want to be able to do that.  Of course I don’t want to do it the same way Stephen did it.  He did it as…