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Faith Works

One night a family’s house caught fire and they were forced to run outside. However, the fire blocked their path to the upstairs bedroom where their son was sleeping. The father yelled for the son to open his bedroom window.

On the ground below the boy’s father knew his son had to jump to save his life. “Jump!” hollered the frantic father, “Jump, I’ll catch you!”

All the frightened little fellow could see, however, was smoke, flames, and the darkness of the night. He was scared to jump.

His father kept pleading, “Jump! I’ll catch you.” Continue reading

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Did Peter Deny the Grace of God?

In reading Acts 12, I remembered an old sermon preached 50 years ago by the late Robert Jackson who raised the question, “Did Peter deny the grace of God?”

I remember it well, because I “borrowed” it and preached it several times in my early days of ministry.

The chapter records that Herod Antipas was harassing the church. He killed James with the sword. And then imprisoned Peter. Probably, Herod had in mind the same fate for Peter.

Luke records several divine acts that Peter experienced. Continue reading

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