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During Four Weeks in the Word, different people from Spout Springs Church will be sharing their takes on each day’s reading. (You can download the entire plan here and come with us as we dig into the life of Paul.)
While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three[a] men are looking for you. 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.”
21 Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?”
22 The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to ask you to come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say.” 23 Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests.
The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. 26 But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”
27 While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. 28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?”
30 Cornelius answered: “Three days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me.
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Sunday’s Sermon: An Extremely Unintended Consequence.
This Week’s Bible Study: Revelation 13:11-18
The study is live Mondays at 11:30 on my Facebook page.
Articles to Sharpen Your Thinking
I believe thinking is becoming a lost art, so I share articles to make you think, reviews of books that may challenge you, and maybe even a traditional blog post if the mood hits.
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It’s hard to walk the spiritual growth path alone. Here are some tools to help with the journey, whether you’re a new believer or an established follower.
I preach 40 or so times a year at Spout Springs Church. This is where you can find the messages as well as some bonus content.
I’ve been writing my whole life. I started with fiction, but in the past few years I’ve focused on helping people develop spiritually.