Proverbs 31:1-9: Honoring our mothers I not just a nice thing to do, but a biblical imperative that comes with life altering results. One of the ways to honor a godly mother is to heed her words carefully. Mothers instruct and guide their children from childhood to kinghood, if that is where their child winds up. A mother's instruction in Proverbs 31 was for her son to beware of the things that can destroy him and to be faithful in his responsibilities
Sermon about Evangelism from Acts 17
Acts 18:1-22: Rather than focus on the content of his message or persecution as the text does in other places, the account of Paul in Corinth focuses on how Paul got his "second wind" after the difficult circumstances in Macedonia. These sources of encouragement include Christian fellowship, faithful persistence, and the reassurances of our Lord. These types of encouragement are still available to us today.
Reflections on the songs, Up From the Grave He Arose, Because He Lives, and Salvation Belongs to Our God
Acts 17:1-34: Sharing the Gospel and apologetics go hand in hand and has a different starting point that depends on who you are talking to, but always has the same ending point, which is Jesus and the response to him, which will be varied, as demonstrated by the varied responses in Acts 17.
Acts 16:16-40: Since we as Christians are not of this world, and the world loves its own but not Christ, we can expect persecution when we follow Christ fully. The characteristic Christian response to persecution is confident faith, persistent focus, and public pride, as is demonstrated by Paul and Silas in Philippi. We reject the fear and shame the world attempts to place on us for our faithfulness to our Lord.