Something started to shake. It was a low rumbling at first, then a great loud noise. The walls of the building began to move and the doors of the prison cells were broken off their hinges.
One a gracious, Jewish woman, the other was a Gentile slave-girl possessed with the spirit of the demon-god Python. You could not have a greater difference between the two and yet God used both to open the doors of Europe for the Gospel of Christ. Listen today and find out how he did it.
Going into new areas with the Gospel. This was uppermost in Paul’s mind. But on this day God did the unexpected. On this day, God told Paul, “No, don’t go there to preach.” Listen, today, and you’ll find out why God said “no.:
How much is enough for you? What do you want most out of life? Success? A big bank account?Fame? How much will it take to satisfy you? How much is enough? I think you know the answer.Everything in the world is not enough.
Anger – can we ever get control of this area? Being a man of justice – can God make us this way? Can we really have a good reputation with those who do not know Christ? Can we be men who are above reproach in our relationships?
Do you think following Christ means that we become wimpy men who are a pushover? That’s not the way Christ was! Yet Scripture says that Christ was gentle, and it tells us if we are to be above reproach we are to be gentle men. Looks like we better find out what it means.
Is it possible that every man in a church can learn to teach and should learn to teach? I thought that was a spiritual gift? Listen today and learn how this can become a reality in your life and a vital area of character growth.
Paul says that a man of character will be a man of self-control. Think of it – God himself comes to live in us and works on our “out-of-control” character to shape it to an in-control character. But how does God do that?
How can we be men who are above reproach in the private areas of life? Today we will learn about addictions, loving money, and ordering our private world in such a way that God is glorified in our behavior when no one else is watching.
What kind of person are you in your private moments? What kind of person are you when no one is looking? Is it possible that we can be the same kind of person on the inside as well as the outside, in our private life as well as our public life?
Are you experiencing conflict in your life? Perhaps with your spouse or children. Maybe it is with other church members or someone at work. How do you want them to be toward you? How do you want them to act? What kind of attitude do you want them to have? Whatever it is, you must model it.
“More things are wrought in prayer than this world dreams of.” Those are the words of the great English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and I believe them.
Men, today I want to talk with you about managing your home well. When you get a handle on this, you will take a big step in becoming a man who is above reproach.
Our children should obey without question, but parents, they will quickly learn the difference between a good rule with a reason behind it and an arbitrary rule that we make up just for our convenience.
Paul was not a library theologian. He was not a man who spent his years only reading books. But he was a man who was involved in the heat of the battle.