FAITH WALK GALLED ON THE CARPET

Job 22—24, Acts 11 • Key Verse: Acts 11:17 Reaching across the barriers of prejudice will probably be noticed—and questioned. Staying with the familiar is comfortable; changing is not. If the barriers are long-standing ones, then change is that much harder and that much more resisted. Peter stepped across the...

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FAITH WALK BARRIERS REMOVED

Job 20-21, Acts 10:24—48 • Key Verse: Acts 10:28 Often people are divided. At sporting events, fans root for opposing teams. When there is an election, voters choose candidates from opposing political parties. Even at the airport, travelers approaching the ticket counter find a line for first-class passengers arid a...

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FAITH WALK RIGHT OR WRONG?

Job 17-19, Acts 10:1—23 • Key Verse: Acts 10:15 Opinions vary as to what is right and what is wrong. We all have our ideas on the subject. The only problem is what we say is right may be wrong, and our wrongs may be right. That’s not too reassuring,...

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FAITH WALK WHY?

Job 11-13, Acts 9:1-21 • Key Verses: Job 13:20-22 I've often heard people ask, “Is it all right to ask God why?” People ask that question because they want to do just that, to ask God why. What is the answer? Well, we know that Job did. Not just in...

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FAITH WALK I OBJECT!

Job 8 -10, Acts 8:26-40 • Key Verses: Acts 8:32-33 My family and I walked through the areas at the state fair where young people had brought their livestock for competition. Many of the sheep we saw were not the picturesque ones, round with fluffy white wool, but sheared completely....

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FAITH WALK DRINKING POISON

Job 5-7, Acts 8:1-25 • Key Verses: Acts 8:21-23 Stephen Harnock once observed, “Bitterness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” It would be comical if it were not so tragically true. Simon the Sorcerer wanted to do what the apostles were doing, so he...

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FAITH WALK HEMMED IN

Job 3-4, Acts 7:44 – 60 • Key Verse: Job 3:23 Among the words a child learns first are no and why—two words that indicate a predisposition to do one’s own will and not the will of another. Children learn to say “no” very early. The one- word question comes...

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FAITH WALK BOUGHT BY BELIEF

Esther 9—10, Acts 7: 1—21 • Key Verse: Acts 7: 5 An engagement ring is tangible evidence of a promise. Words can be cheap, but the price of a ring placed on the finger carries more weight than just that of the stone. It says, “I will marry you.” We...

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