Return to the Lord

Built in to the message of the prophets was the appeal to repent. These men were sent by God to expose sin and urge the guilty to repent. Often the appeal was framed as a challenge to return to the Lord (Isaiah 6:10; Jeremiah 3:1; Malachi 3:7). For instance, Joel’s appeal to Judah was for […]

Rules From God

The world largely revolves around rules. Rules help us focus our behavior because of the direction they give. Here’s some good rules for you to live by: Every parent knows how important it is to have rules with their children. God is a heavenly Father and wants to rule us for the sake of righteousness. […]

You Did It in Ignorance

Peter charged his nation with denying, delivering up, and crucifying Jesus. He described Him as being the Holy and Righteous One, the Prince of Peace: their Messiah. These were strong words and Peter “softened” them somewhat in saying, “And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance ye did it, as also your rulers” (Acts 3:17). […]

Acts 15

In the book of Acts we have the history of the early church: how the church began in Acts 2 and its growth and spreading to every creature. The first major problem that the church ran into, besides the physical persecution that arose, was the question of how the Jews and Gentiles were supposed to […]