Author: Al Gary

  • Daily Bible Reading – January 31, 2023

    Devotional on Acts 8 (NIV). We have seen the sad yet triumphant story of Stephen. The only other one of the seven (Ac. 6:5) that we read about is Philip. After the death of Stephen, there was great persecution, and the new church in Jerusalem was scattered. Saul had witnessed and approved the death of […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – January 25, 2023

    (This was posted yesterday, but the emails were not sent out. I am trying again today). Devotional on Acts 7 (NIV). God gave Stephen some insights about the faith of the patriarchs. May these insights encourage our faith today! (Abraham) God had brought Abraham to the same land where Stephen was addressing the angry mob. […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – January 10, 2023

    Our reading this week is found in Acts 5:12-42 (NIV). After the first persecution, when Peter and John had spent a night in jail, the apostles had prayed for power to speak God’s word with great boldness. This led to dramatic growth in the church. “More and more men and women believed in the Lord […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – January 03, 2023

    Jordan will speak to us this Sunday from Acts 4:32 to 5:11. I entitle this section, “Holy Generosity.” The true nature of our spirituality could possibly be revealed by our bank statement. These new believers in this new church, filled with the Holy Spirit, held a unique perspective: “No one claimed that any of their […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – December 27, 2022

    The exciting events of Acts 3-4 end with these words: “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (4:31). What had transpired in the life of the new Jerusalem Church that led Luke to make this declaration? Out of the events of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit led […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – December 20, 2022

    I have in the past quoted two non-traditional verses that describe the meaning of Christmas, when Jesus came to this earth at Bethlehem. The angels told the shepherds: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Lk. 2:11). The two verses are: “For you […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – December 13, 2022

    Acts 3 tells a wonderful story that provides us with some key spiritual principles. This lame man lived a very dreary existence, and he had only one hope. He was “expecting to get something” from Peter and John. The possibility of a good day for him depended on the generosity of those who passed by […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – December 07, 2022

    (This is 24 hours late since I went early yesterday to hike in Palo Duro Canyon. It was a perfect day for that!) The second half of Acts 2 tells us clearly who a Christian is, and what he/she does. A Christian is one who responds to the conviction of the Holy Spirit, first with […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – November 29, 2022

    It was announced in Acts 1 that when the Holy Spirit came, the disciples would receive power to witness for Jesus. Chapter 2 tells us of the fulfillment of this promise. The Holy Spirit came to them, filled them, and they began to prophecy and testify about Jesus, who had come and walked among them, […]

  • Daily Bible Reading – November 22, 2022

    If you are reading this, one thing is sure: your heart is beating! You were probably not thinking about that until I mentioned it. Unless you are like Richard, my friend who teaches the Sunday School class I attend, you may take your beating heart for granted. He deals with A-fib and he was very […]

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