Search Results for: "Acts 5:"

The Holy Spirit At Work

March 30, 2016

Currently, our weekly ecumenical Bible study group is studying the book of Acts. As we progress through Luke's letter to Theophilus, the Holy Spirit is repeatedly evident in all the activities of Christians in the early church. They heal …( read more )

Do You Tree?

December 8, 2014

December is the month of trees. Well, it used to be! Christmas tree putter-uppers used to wait till December 1 to place baubled trees in every retail establishment in North America. Little by little, the date changed to right after …( read more )

Nigerian Scams

July 13, 2008

Do you ever get those e-mails from Nigeria where someone claims to have twenty million dollars ready to deposit in your bank account? Quite often, the sender writes that he or she is a Christian, and that the Lord has … (read more)

Grace

April 30, 2006

A few years ago, I had a falling-out with some people whom I loved and who had supported me through the years. There were many misunderstandings. Until recently, I had not seen most of these people for a very long … (read more)

May Day

May 1, 2005

A few years ago when I was in Sweden, I was fascinated by the beautifully decorated poles that were the centre of each village square. Brightly-coloured ribbons streamed down from the crossbars which were holding up a wreath of spring … (read more)

Tiggers or Eeyores?

September 16, 2004

As I left the house one day, Caroline, my wife, said to me, "I prefer you as a Tigger rather than as an Eeyore." (A.A. Milne's Eeyore character was renowned for negativity and Tigger for zestful enthusiasm!) Maybe it was … (read more)

Your Daily Kick In The Pants (2)

August 22, 2002

Whenever I read this account, I immediately think in my heart, "there but for the grace of God go I"! Isn't it true that even though we have been washed in Christ's blood, and tasted of God's Holy Spirit, we … (read more)

No Longer Timid

July 2, 2002

When I was a teenager, I spent hours reading poetry. I particularly enjoyed modern poetry, the kind that does not rhyme. In secret, I also wrote poems and would share them with one or two special friends. I did not … (read more)

The Trouble With Trilliums

June 26, 2000

The white trillium is the provincial floral emblem for Ontario. I proudly display it on my license plate. In the spring of the year, the trillium grows in wooded areas all over the province. It is against the law to … (read more)

Miracles And Wonders

June 15, 1997

As a young person I was impressed with the number of people that Jesus healed in his ministry and how this was continued by the apostles as in these verses from Acts 5. Healing the sick was clearly a normal … (read more)

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