And Paul said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2) It is a common problem in our culture to make religion about feeling and experience with little regard for knowledge and understanding. It goes without saying… Read more
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After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. (Acts 18:1-2) Most people have little or no idea who Aquila and Priscilla were. They are not the big-name characters in… Read more
When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” (Acts 16:27-28) The drama in these two verses from the book of Acts… Read more
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14) Most of us are not very good at waiting. We want things to happen right now. We want to be able to establish the time and place when things are going to happen. We want to make things happen…. Read more
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15) Have you been looking for… Read more
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Galatians 6:7) Mockery has become a way of life in our society. Everything from incendiary Facebook posts to toxic tweets to disgusting public displays. When confronted, perpetrators of the worst rash of mockery in our country’s history claim that… Read more
Heritage Lutheran Youth/Volunteers join with the local Kiwanis Club to pack lunches for Labor Ready. Thanks folks for serving your neighbor!