For those of you signed up for devotionals, there will be one more sermon from Plymouth Church after this one on Acts 28:1-10 titled, “Setting the Record Straight” even while the daily devotionals continue for Advent. * * * Misunderstanding might be our national pastime. We misunderstand each other, our circumstances, our identities, affiliations, and […]
In Acts 28:1-10, Paul displays the spiritual value of practical ministry and gives us an opportunity for setting the record straight.
The last of the sermons from the Book of Acts at Plymouth Congregational Church of Racine, WI, will be included along with the Advent Devotionals for the next 2 weeks. === We’re nearly finished with the Book of Acts of the Holy Spirit and the Apostles. Interestingly the only apostle we’ve really been seeing much […]
The last of the sermons from the Book of Acts at Plymouth Congregational Church of Racine, WI, will be included along with the Advent Devotionals for the next 2 weeks. Our narrator Luke tells us of the shipwreck as the Apostle Paul was being transferred from prison in Caesarea to Rome. It’s a great story […]
This is the season of Thanksgiving—a natural time for reflecting and remembering with gratitude all the blessings in your recent history. What do you see when you look back over the past year or years? Is your heart filled with gratitude or do you have other thoughts about your life? Today, we’ll see some looking […]
Thanksgiving is a natural time for reflecting and remembering with gratitude all the blessings in your recent history. Looking back over the past year, what do you see? In today’s passage, Acts 25:13-26:32, Paul looks back and models for us the attitude of gratitude.
Today’s message comes with an important re-working in light of situations like the terrorism we witnessed on Friday. Those acts of war in Paris—these catastrophic events of desperate evil—will require a reaction of universal condemnation of both the violence and any rejoicing over what happened by anyone. No sane person ought to rejoice in terrorism. […]
In a perfect world, there are perfect choices. But how many of us have faced decisions in which there is no good option? It’s a case of being forced to choose the lesser evil while attempting to hold onto our integrity. There are some biblical principles to help us in our decisions with the reassurance that […]
Imagine the excitement in a football game when it’s the last few seconds of the 4th quarter when one team has 4th down and goal to go. The ball is spotted a mere foot from the goal line. The difference between 6 points needed to win the game (or none and losing the match) involves […]
The hardest journey is a 12-inch distance from a head of knowledge to a heart of faith. There are many obstacles to a rich person to entering the Kingdom of God. In Acts 24:22-27 , Governor Felix displays many obstacles that Satan commonly uses to keep us from a life of faith. This message was […]