Acts, Lesson 19: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey Ends and His Third One Begins

Paul had preached on the Areopagite in Athens and some “joined him and believed.” Paul then travels to Corinth, the capital of the Roman province of Achaia (Greece). Silas and Timothy join him later. In Corinth Read Acts 18:1-4 Corinth: In Paul’s day, Corinth was a city known for its moral depravity. It was a wealthy commercial center… [more]

Acts, Lesson 19: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey Ends and His Third One Begins Acts, Lesson 19: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey Ends and His Third One Begins

Reformation: Remaining in Jesus

“We hold that someone is justified by faith, apart from the works of the law” (Romans 3:28). Can it get any clearer than that? All have sinned and continue to fall short of God’s glory, but they are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:23-24). “Freely” means that God’s justification, His… [more]

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The Promise of Entering God’s Rest -vs- the Fear of God

Hebrews 4:1: Therefore, let us fear so that, while the promise of entering God’s rest still stands, none of you will fail to reach it.   Fear of God “The fear of the LORD” is a key idea throughout Scripture. In Hebrew, the word y’rah is usually translated as “fear.” And y’rah can mean to be afraid of something or someone.… [more]

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Acts, Lesson 18: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey, Part 2 (with Silas, Timothy, and Luke)

Paul and Silas, after being freed from prison, leave town as directed. Still on their missionary journey, they make their way to Thessalonica. Unlike Philippi, Thessalonica had a synagogue and established community of Jews, which was about 100 miles from Philippi. It had a population of about 200,000 people, was the capital of Macedonia, and had a commercially… [more]

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Ebola

This is an article by Pr. Burnell Eckardt, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kewanee, Illinois. Looking back on how his congregation dealt with the flu epidemic of 1918, he reflects on the reality of the Ebola virus having made its way on to our shores. Although everything he writes does not apply to our congregation, he stills gives a thoughtful,… [more]

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