Everyday Truth with Kurt Skelly
The Gospel According to Joel

The Gospel According to Joel

July 14, 2020

Acts 2:12-32

Interestingly, when Peter preached the great message on the Day of Pentecost, he chose the Old Testament book of Joel as his text. Most people have never heard a message from the book of Joel (and others have a hard time finding it in their Bibles!). Find out why this issue such a powerful gospel book and message.

Love Language

Love Language

July 14, 2020

Acts 2:4-11

Perhaps you've heard that term before... love language. People express and interpret love in different ways, but I suppose all of us enjoy hearing it expressed in our native language--our heart language. When the Spirit came at Pentecost, people heard the disciples speaking in their own native languages. What an attention grabber! And what a message it introduced!

The Holy Spirit has come!

The Holy Spirit has come!

July 13, 2020

Acts 2:1-4

Thee disciples had been told to wait for the arrival of the Holy Spirit after which they would be empowered to be witnesses to the world. After 10 long days of waiting and praying, He came! And it was obvious by what they heard, what they saw, and what they said!

God’s Choice

God’s Choice

July 10, 2020

Acts 1:21-26

How do you make the important decision of actually choosing an apostle? Jesus chose the original 12, but now it was up to the 11 to choose a replacement for Judas. How do you even begin? What is the criteria? How is God involved in all of it?

Unity

Unity

July 9, 2020

Acts 1:11-14

If there was one earmark of the early church, it was unity. They had the same purpose, same passion, and same commitment to prayer. Their individual love for the gospel gave them an impenetrable bond with each other.

You don’t need to know that!

You don’t need to know that!

July 8, 2020

Acts 1:5-8

Wistful thinking about the future can cause us to miss the important duties and opportunities of the day. Jesus helped the disciples focus on the imminent empowerment of the Holy Spirit and the consequent evangelism of the world! The Kingdom with all of it coming glory will have to wait for now... 

Acts Means Action!

Acts Means Action!

July 7, 2020

Acts 1:1-5

Jesus was a man of action! Luke described his Gospel as a history of all that Jesus began both TO DO and to teach! He never expected of others what he did not first practice himself. Thanks for coming along for the ride as we discover the wonderful truth of this book of action.

The Day that Jesus Left

The Day that Jesus Left

July 6, 2020

Luke 24:49-53

I'm not very good at goodbyes. They're awkward. And I can't bear the thought of being away from someone I love for any extended period of time. Imagine how the disciples must have felt on the day that Jesus ascended. You might be surprised!

You’ve been subpoenaed.

You’ve been subpoenaed.

July 3, 2020

Luke 24:46-49

Attorneys use the power of subpoena to elicit testimony from witnesses. "Somebody saw something that will bring value and credibility to the case of my client." In that same sense, you and I have been subpoenaed by the Lord Jesus to testify to the jury of the world that He is indeed risen! 

 

It’s real!

It’s real!

July 2, 2020

Luke 24:36-45

Have you ever encountered a situation and thought to yourself, "This is too good to be true."? The disciples found themselves in that exact situation. They didn't know if they should be afraid or if they were seeing a ghost. Jesus provided some very practical proof that he was indeed among them. Why is the bodily resurrection of Christ important?

 

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