Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit." Acts 8:17-19 NKJV … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Give Me This Power!
Now whenever the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out on their journey, following it. But if the cloud did not rise, they remained where they were until it lifted. The cloud of the LORD hovered over the Tabernacle during the day, and at night fire glowed inside the cloud … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Pressured for a Purpose
Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. Romans 13:7 NKJV Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 NKJV This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day in the United States. This Monday is set … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Honor to Whom Honor is Due
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Harvest Time
Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Live in Peace
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous 1 Peter 3:8 NKJV This week I got stuck on the word “compassion” used by Peter in this last verse. It’s different than the one usually translated “compassion’” The Greek word that Peter used here … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Touched with the Feeling
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Matthew 7:11 NKJV As part of my preparation for a teaching project on asking good questions, I started through the Gospels looking at … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: How Much More?
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.James 5:17-18 NKJV Sometimes, I think, we go through … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Get in the Game
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Opportunity is Knocking, Take It!
And being set free, they came to their own and reported to them what the chief priests and elders said. Acts 4:23 LITV This week I’ve read or heard several disturbing things about the state of our society. On one program, I heard a very secular group talking about their disappointment with the church during the … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Come to Your Own