The Apostle Paul – Key Ministry Lessons After Twenty Years

These lessons come from the last verses in Paul's great letter to the church in Ephesus. After twenty years of ministry experience… He believed in the necessity of intercessory prayer for ministry effectiveness and fruitfulness (v.18-19a -praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all … Continue reading The Apostle Paul – Key Ministry Lessons After Twenty Years

When You Are Tempted to Throw In the Towel

When You Are Tempted to Throw In the Towel - Devotional Guide for Acts 18 If you have ever become discouraged after your attempts to serve the Lord and His people, then you could profit from digesting and reflecting upon Acts 18. How easy it is to say: "Well, Lord, if you would speak to … Continue reading When You Are Tempted to Throw In the Towel

How does God Guide? Reflections from Acts 16

Devotional Guide for Acts 16 - Click here for the devotional guide in its entirety. How does God guide? A.    How does God guide Timothy? The external call of trusted others in the body of Christ (16:1-5). B.    How does God guide Paul and his companions? What specific instructions and direction did the Apostle Paul … Continue reading How does God Guide? Reflections from Acts 16

When God’s Plan Doesn’t Jive with Ours

Our Vespers Worship Guide through Acts 11 At times God's plan and agenda doesn't jive with ours. This study sets forth how we naturally respond and how the Lord leads us to embrace His agenda and plan. Here are several lessons we learn from this important chapter in the life of the early church. God … Continue reading When God’s Plan Doesn’t Jive with Ours

Unremoved Thorns and Unanswered Prayers

What is it that we are to learn from the Apostle Paul’s thorn that is not removed in spite of his focused prayers for its removal? Many would claim that Paul did not have sufficient  faith or else it would have been removed. However, this is completely contrary to God's Word. Here are a few … Continue reading Unremoved Thorns and Unanswered Prayers