like to welcome each one of you here to our morning worship service here at Ebenezer Faith Bible Church and we'll start off with just a couple of announcements uh first off. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see. Evidence of Things Not Seen. 9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. 3 By faith we understand that the universe has been created by a word from God so that the visible came into existence from the invisible. His faith enabled him to do great miracles and wonders (see Acts 6:8). The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew rapidly, and a great number of priests became obedient to the faith. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. Such, I believe, was the case with Abram. Paul’s experience was not visionary but was precipitated by the appearance of Jesus, as he insists in 1 Cor 15:8 . “ Is God real?” she asked skeptically. Here we have a healing attributed to a man’s faith. k. 1 Ti 4:1 in later times some will fall away from the faith. The first part, the Gospel of Luke, tells how God fulfilled his plan for the world's salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Messiah. * [9:1–19] This is the first of three accounts of Paul’s conversion (with Acts 22:3–16 and Acts 26:2–18) with some differences of detail owing to Luke’s use of different sources. CHAPTER 10. 1 Tit 1:13 reprove then that they may be sound in the faith. Acts continues the story of Christianity in the 1st century, beginning with the ascension of Jesus to Heaven. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food. How about the grocery store? Put on the whole armor of … Acts of Faith is a thoughtful and inspirational book that explores the unique pressures on people of color today with great insight and s Gen 12:1 – 9, 15:1 – 6, 17:23-24 21:1-7, 22:11 – 19. Paul’s converts were faithfully tended by him (see 1 Corinthians 3:5–6). 2 The elders in the past were approved because they showed faith. “I know how the Bible was put together, and if you knew, you’d have doubts about […], For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you…Matthew 6:14 “How could you do that?” He asks. Here are 20 Bible characters who wrestled with their faith and won. Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7 NLT But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. Question: "Who was Stephen in the Bible?" 10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. There is a coupling of faith and the name of Jesus in reference to the power that was displayed. +The Story Janette Oke has a heart for the Bible. Is faith by itself enough? For by it the people of old received their commendation. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnns-chris-cuomo-bible-boy-marco-rubios-faith Impossible? One of the men whose faith saved him … Answer: Acts 6:5 introduces a faithful man of God named Stephen: “a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit.” It is noteworthy that there have always been those faithful believers whose love for and commitment to the Lord seem to shine through so greatly that others around them notice, and Stephen was such a man. Abraham is referred to as the father of faith. 9 But resistance arose from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and men from the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. Popular Christian authors Bunn and Oke unite in the second installment in the Acts of Faith series (after The Centurion’s Wife, 2009) to tell the story of Abigail, who, in spite of being injured in a terrible accident, finds herself the object of desire for two vastly different, powerful men: Ezra, a wealthy merchant, and Linux, an officer in the Roman army. Text: Acts 24:1-27 Title: Don't Delay Act Now. Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that... Ephesians 6:10-18. Acts 16:5 strengthen in the faith. In ACTS OF FAITH, life coach Iyanla Vanzant offers a inspirational passage for each day of the year, particularly aimed at people of colour. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. h. 1 Cor 16:13 stand firm in the faith. In this hope I intend to live and die. 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