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Stephen was also chosen for leadership in the New Testament church because he was ‘full of…the Holy Spirit’ (v. 5 NIV). Why is that important? Because Jesus said to His disciples: ‘…You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be...

The New Testament church grew so fast that the administrative aspect of it became overwhelming. The apostles weren’t getting enough time to pray and study the Scriptures, so they picked seven men to handle the business side of things. Stephen was one of them. For the next few days let...

Out of all Christ’s disciples, Peter was the one who believed that failure couldn’t happen to him. But it did, and in a big way. Jesus told him, ‘…satan has asked to have you, to sift you like wheat, but I have pleaded in prayer for you that your faith should not...

In the summer of 1989, Mark Wellman, a paraplegic, gained national recognition by climbing the towering granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On the seventh and final day of his climb, a headline in ‘The Fresno Bee’ read: ‘Showing a will of granite.’...

Have you ever watched water run off a duck’s back? That’s how you should treat unkind comments. ‘But they hurt my feelings,’ you say. Stop and think about that: if they are really your feelings, others have no control over them, other than what you give them. The truth is...

Nathaniel Hawthorne said, ‘No man, for any period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one.’ We like to wear masks in public, yet, only as we open up to one another can we truly change and grow....

God’s love is the most powerful force the world has ever seen. And as a follower of Christ, it is up to you to carry the torch and keep it burning. The Bible says, ‘…Clothe yourselves with tender-hearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience…Above all,...

A newspaper told the story of a boy with cancer who was going through chemotherapy and losing his hair. To show their love and support, his classmates all shaved their heads so he wouldn’t be embarrassed about returning to school. The newspaper carried a picture of them all with their bald...

The first lie satan told Adam and Eve was a direct appeal to the ego in all of us: ‘…You will be like God…’ (Genesis 3:5 NRS). The crafty old serpent pulled back the curtain to heaven’s throne room and gave our first parents a glimpse of power and glory and they...

The Bible says, ‘For the Son of Man is going to come in His Father’s glory with His angels and then He will reward each person according to what he has done.’ Let’s be clear: how you live now will determine what happens to you after you die. The choices you make each day...