One time God told Moses to stop praying. If we accept that prayer is a good thing, why would God tell someone to cut it out?
God to Moses: “Why are you crying out to me?” (Exodus 14:15). Given the circumstances, I would think the question should be, “Why not?”
Here’s the story. Moses had just led Israel out of Egypt. Through his hand God had turned the Nile into blood, brought many plagues on the Egyptians, and with boldness he had led the nation to freedom.
What’s with this thing called counterfeits? It’s not just counterfeit MONEY that we need to be concerned about when it comes to counterfeiting. We also have to be concerned about counterfeit documents, counterfeit clothes, counterfeit software, and counterfeit … Rosetta Stone. That’s right. Rosetta Stone—that program for learning a foreign language. I recently read that about 25% of all on line purchases of Rosetta Stone are counterfeits. All these things are physical counterfeits.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psa 118:24).
Thanksgiving is right around the corner for America, and I thought it would be a good thing to write about being thankful. I know that not everyone who reads my blog celebrates Thanksgiving, but that shouldn’t stop us from being thankful anyway.
The book of Acts is loaded with sermons to the unconverted. What is so striking about them is how they differ from much of what passes for preaching these days. Look at Peter’s discourse in Acts 2 and again in Acts 3. Read Stephen’s defense in Acts 8, and Paul’s very similar sermon in the synagogue in Acts 13. They all have in common a simple relating of history and the story of Jesus. There were no rhetorical flourishes. They did not nitpick points of doctrine. The simple story of Jesus, his resurrection, and his gospel were all that were needed to convert thousands.