Daily Devotionals

Escaping Ordinary Week 5: Tuesday

Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 5: Monday

All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32 We read in Acts 4 about the beautiful generosity of the early church. When the early church came together after a time of prayer, they were...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 4: Saturday

After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31 Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines courage as “the ability to do something that frightens one.” What stands out to me...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 4: Friday

And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Acts 4:29 After Peter and John were arrested for preaching and healing in the name of Jesus and ordered never to speak or teach in the name of Jesus, they returned to the other followers...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 4: Thursday

But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:19-20 One of the markers of following someone is obedience. After all, if you follow them, you do what they say. For...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 4: Wednesday

There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 When Peter and John were on trial for their faith in Jesus, their boldness was anything but ordinary. As they carried out the work of Jesus, healing people and teaching...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 4: Tuesday

“And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.” Luke 12:11-12 I am not a lawyer, not even close, but I...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 4: Monday

But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of men who believed now totaled about 5,000. Acts 4:4 As we study the beginning of the early church, it does not take long to realize that it is a miracle that it survived and grew and still exists today. We see that...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 3: Saturday

"Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed—and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus' name has healed him before your very eyes. Acts 3:16 Have you ever heard the saying, "These are the days"? We usually say this when exciting things happen in our families...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 3: Friday

Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man's feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. Acts 3:7 We were reminded in this weekend's sermon that "the measure of our compassion is not how we feel, but what we do." This teaching is...

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