Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 30 – The Opportunites in Rejection

Acts 13:26-52; Joshua 20-21; Job 30 Paul and Barnabas began their missionary journey with the purpose of leading all people to follow Jesus – but especially Jews. The pattern that would continue throughout their joint and separate ministry trips was … Continue reading

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April 29 – Answering the Call

Acts 13:1-25; Joshua 18-19; Job 29 As followers of Jesus we often recognize the need for more people to go out to proclaim the gospel. We hear the words of Jesus calling us to pray that more laborers be sent … Continue reading

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April 28 – Political Expediency and God’s Plan

Acts 12; Joshua 15-17; Job 28 You would think that a king could be above political maneuvering, wouldn’t you? Herod, however, was a master political maneuverer. He had to keep peace with the Jews so that the Romans wouldn’t displace … Continue reading

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April 27 – Christ People

Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27 As the gospel spread, a pocket of Christians in a town called Antioch got noticed. Cornelius was one person and he had a background of supporting the Jewish people; in Antioch the majority of … Continue reading

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April 26 – Grace to All

Acts 11:1-18; Joshua 11-12; Job 26 There was tension when Peter came back to Jerusalem. Peter, excited about what God had done ran into the believers who didn’t understand that God’s plan in salvation was to open the pathways to … Continue reading

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April 25 – Crossing Boundaries

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 It was a pivotal time in the life of the Church. As the persecution of Saul waned, God opened a door that none of the members of the early church really thought about. He … Continue reading

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April 24 – Breaking Down Walls

Acts 10:1-33; Joshua 7-8; Job 24 When God works, walls that separate people fall down. Barnabas brought Saul to the disciples and walls fell down. Peter, after performing some miracles was praying and God broke down a major wall. A … Continue reading

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April 23 – The Persecutor Turned Preacher

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 Things must have been tense for the people of the church in Jerusalem. Saul was back in town. Saul, who had kicked down doors and carried followers of Christ off to prison. Saul, who … Continue reading

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April 22 – Correcting God

Acts 9:1-25; Joshua 3:1-5:1; Job 22 “Uhm, God? Do You really understand what You are doing?” Oh, come on, you know you’ve asked that question before. That question rings through Scripture in different forms as His people seek to make … Continue reading

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April 21 – Sharing the Good News

Acts 8:26-40; Joshua 1-2; Job 21 As the church continued under persecution in Jerusalem, Philip went out and proclaimed the gospel. Of course, sometimes that came easy. All Philip had to do in today’s reading was overtake a chariot. He … Continue reading

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