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Tag Archives: Paul

#LentChallenge: Titus, Philemon, Hebrews

TITUS Author: Paul Date: 64 AD Audience: Titus, pastor on the island of Crete Purpose: To encourage Titus and give him instructions on leading a church Have you ever started a new job or received a job promotion and realized … Continue reading

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#LentChallenge: The Third and Fourth Generation

2 Timothy 2:2 “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” From prison, Paul writes his … Continue reading

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#LentChallenge: 1 and 2 Timothy

Author: Paul Date: 62 AD, 64-65 AD Some place the 2 Timothy as late as 67 AD Audience: Timothy, Pastor in Ephesus Purpose: To provide practical advice for leading a church and living out the calling of a pastor. Timothy … Continue reading

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#LentChallenge: 450 Miles of Faith

How long does your faith last? For Paul and Silas, it was 450 miles. Today, we read about Paul’s second missionary journey, and I want us to slow down our reading a little bit in order to dig out some … Continue reading

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Paul- Amazed and Confused

In Acts 23-25, we find Paul under house arrest in Caesarea. For two years, he waited for his journey to start again. It’s interesting to note that the Biblical and historical records don’t reveal any activity from Paul during this … Continue reading

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The Fifth Gospel

“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.” Acts 20:22 Seven years ago, I came to Jerusalem with seven other pastors. To describe our story sounded like the beginning … Continue reading

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The Romans 16 List

This weekend, our leaders got to hear from one of my mentors and friends, Bill Donahue. Bill trained leaders at Willow Creek Community Church and spearheaded group life initiatives with the Willow Creek Association, and he now serves as President … Continue reading

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Martyrs and Witnesses

Just a couple of quick thoughts from Rome. One spot is called Tre Fontane, and it is the location of Paul’s imprisonment and execution. The other is from St. Paul’s Basilica, which traditionally is believed to hold the remains of … Continue reading

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Loving God in Athens

Spent the day in Athens. Toured the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Odeion, and the Erechtheion. Temple of Hephaisteion, Stoa of Attalos and Temple of Zeus. Ate some great gyros. And scrambled all over Mars Hill, where Paul proclaimed the … Continue reading

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Going Crazy in Corinth

Alright, there was a lot to show in Corinth, so…let’s get started. Video #1: Port of Cenchrae (Acts 18:18, Romans 16:1) Video #2: At the Bema in Corinth (Acts 18:12-16) Video #3: Between To Temples (1 Corinthians 1:18-31, 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Berea, Vergina, and Preveza

Here’s another video update.

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Thoughts From Philippi

I recorded this for Theology 101 the other day and thought I would share it here, as well.

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Thoughts From Thessaloniki

Alright, Campers. It’s too late to blog, so I’m bringing you a little video instead!

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Tripped Up in Troas

Acts 15:40- Paul begins his second missionary journey The Holy Spirit doesn’t allow him to preach in Phrygia or Galatia. So he goes to Bithynia, but the Holy Spirit won’t let him preach there, either. “So, passing by Mysia, they … Continue reading

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MVPs

Who are your MVPs? The people– whether paid or volunteer– that you cannot imagine doing ministry without? The people who make it happen, keep momentum flowing, keep the vision at the forefront, and give you joy. As I read the … Continue reading

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