What a week! Back last August, I planned out the series of Acts of the Holy Spirit and the Apostles and this week’s message was set as Acts 15:1-29. The topic concerns council matters or as I titled it almost a year ago, Court Decisions. As I was working on my message this week, the […]
ARCHIVE June, 2015
In Acts 15, important features of court decisions emerge that shed light upon recent Supreme Court decisions, especially the highly politicized “gay marriage” decision. Click to listen to this message on YouTube.
The TRUE JUDGE knows the PAST: John 12:37 Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him…43 for they loved praise from men more than praise from God. 44 Then Jesus cried out, “When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me […]
It’s Father’s Day, which is another day that’s not on the church calendar but we’re wise to recognize it anyway. There’s something I’ve never quite understood. In many churches, the pastors take the opportunity of Father’s Day to chew the dads out: Be better dads! Man up! Take responsibility! Be the spiritual head of your house! […]
Jesus Christ is the Real Deal to beat all Real Deals. This Father’s Day message was first preached at Plymouth Congregational Church of Racine, WI on June 21, 2015 by Barbara Shafer.
Last Sunday we had a guest preacher at Plymouth Congregational Church and he continued our series of Acts of the Holy Spirit and the Apostles by doing Acts 13:13-52. To keep us up with our study of Acts online, enjoy this devotional on the same passage. The Gospel is the most interesting and most powerful […]
When we last left off with the adventures of the early disciples known as the Book of Acts of the Holy Spirit and the Apostles, James (the one who was the brother of John the beloved disciple) had just been put to death by the sword. Herod, the evil king, wanted to do the same […]
This message on being “Set Apart” for ministry describes the growth process for any church. It was first preached at Plymouth Congregational Church of Racine, WI on June 7, 2015 by Barbara Shafer.
Knock, Knock jokes have been part of American culture since the 1920s/30s. It started off as a children’s game and became a favorite parlor game. In 1934, the standard knock-knock joke format was used in a newspaper humor column. That joke was: Knock, knock! Who’s there? Rufus. Rufus who? Rufus the most important part of […]
Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Percy. Percy who? Persecution is at the door when Herod comes knocking. This message on Acts 12:1-23 was first preached at Plymouth Congregational Church of Racine, WI (May 31, 2015)