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Acts 19 – The Power of Antithesis

Published on November 15, 2012 By SiteEditor

ChristianGovernance eletter – November 15, 2012

Many Christians in positions of influence today, and many other Christians, seem preoccupied with strategies to build networks and linkages with the adherents of other religions.

This is different from the building of ordinary relationships. The latter is a good thing and the normative way to build opportunities for evangelism as well as to build civilization.The latter is problematic, and quite different from the example left for us by Paul in Acts 19.

What a Glorious and Fearful God We Serve

Published on November 12, 2012 By SiteEditor

ChristianGovernance eletter – November 12, 2012

What a Glorious and Fearful God We Serve

Our morning sermon at church Sunday was on Hebrews 12:15b.

Does your King reign or is he in hiding?

Published on November 3, 2012 By SiteEditor

ChristianGovernance eletter – November 2, 2012

The American election season along with my readings in Acts have really helped to focus my thinking on the glorious rule and majestic reign of Jesus Christ over His creation and His Church.

We need to drink – and drown if necessary -  in the amazing vision of God’s sovereign rule in the Scriptures instead of wallowing in fear and despondency by constantly gazing at the corruption and wickedness around us.

Christ as King and Sovereign from Acts, chapter 12

Published on October 7, 2012 By SiteEditor

ChristianGovernance eletter – October 6, 2012

If you need to be reinvigorated with a vision of Christ as King and Victor over His world, your life and the future, you need to return to the Acts of the Apostles, and read it with your eyes wide open. Account after account testifies to the gracious sovereignty of God and the defeat of His and our enemies.

Luke’s testimony to Christianity’s weak, timid apostles – NOT!

Published on September 17, 2012 By SiteEditor

ChristianGovernance eletter – September 17, 2012
Luke’s testimony to Christianity’s weak, timid apostles – NOT!

Here’s another very encouraging point from Acts; this time chapters 3 to 5. It’s really quite funny listening to these Sadducees and other Jewish leaders trying to figure out how to get themselves out of the mess the apostles put them in without simply repenting and converting to the new sect, which is how they saw Christianity.

Were the Saducees right about Jesus’ disciples?

Published on September 14, 2012 By SiteEditor

From ChristianGovernance eletter, Sept. 11, 2012

I am still benefiting a great deal from my readings through the first few chapters of Acts. I hope to provide more reflections in the days ahead. One passage I have come to understand in a new and better way is Acts 4:13 : “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”

Reader feedback on Acts and deacon Stephen

Published on September 11, 2012 By SiteEditor

Reader feedback on Acts and deacon Stephen

Subject: Did Deacon Stephen commit suicide?

WOW! Amen to your unpolitically correct analysis of Acts… – QC

Deacon Stephen: The key to his “suicidal” behaviour

Published on September 7, 2012 By SiteEditor

ChristianGovernance eletter – September 5, 2012
Deacon Stephen: The key to his “suicidal” behaviour
Part 2 of a 2-part commentary

What’s the most important Worldview question?

It think it’s, “WHY?”

If you want to become worldview oriented, you need to become an expert at asking and answering the question, “Why?” All of us who are parents should have had lots of practice at that.

Did Deacon Stephen commit suicide?

Published on September 4, 2012 By SiteEditor

ChristianGovernance eletter – September 4, 2012
Did Stephen commit suicide?

The first seven chapters of Acts are amazing in their record of bold, in your face, joyful, fearful, sacrificial, worldview-oriented Christian living.

I read Acts a few months ago, and picked up on things I’d never noticed before.

I’m reading the book again, and I’m stuck on the first seven chapters.

Objections to Quran burning scheduled for Sept. 11

Published on September 7, 2010 By SiteEditor

Read the CNN article. “Pastor weighing plans to burn Qurans amid U.S. warnings” or listen to the interview by clicking here .

Here’s an example from the Bible of Christians burning heretical material. In this case, it was the converts themselves burning the material after turning to Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord. That’s probably the better way to go than having a third-party burning the material.