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  • In Acts 11:26, these disciples of Jesus Christ were always talking about their Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, and in Antioch they were first called Christians - 'little anointed ones' - 'little Christs'. It is a peculiar fact today, that you can bring the name of Jesus Christ even into some Church meetings,…
    September 20, 2004
  • Acts 11:25. For a whole year, Barnabas and Saul (Paul) teach in that Church in Antioch. Many heard and received the teaching. First - you hear about Jesus - you come to believe - then you need nourishing teaching which will build you up - and enable you to grow and mature. The Church of Jesus Christ is where…
    September 13, 2004
  • In Acts 11:22, some were obviously wondering what was happening and going on up in Antioch, a city which had a reputation for sin! So they sent Barnabas - an excellent choice. He was the man who was always going around encouraging disciples. He was the man who interviewed and introduced the converted and anointed…
    September 6, 2004
  • Acts 11. Disciples of Jesus Christ had fled to Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch. They spoke to Jews to begin with, and then it opened up to Greeks, and they heard the good news about the Lord Jesus. We do not come into all the truth right away - we are always learning - growing - developing - maturing. Some of…
    August 30, 2004
  • We have reached Acts 11:19. Let's take time to review and see how The Word of God has been spreading so far. Recapitulation can be an important aspect of education and learning and understanding. There had been this most violent wave of persecution against The Church of Jesus Christ, and this caused The Church…
    August 23, 2004
  • In Acts 11, Peter is answering the questions of the apostles and disciples back in Jerusalem who had been wondering whatever Peter had been up to in the home of a Roman Army Centurion, a Gentile, a non-Jew, in Caesarea. Peter takes time to explain exactly and precisely and calmly what actually happened, and he…
    August 16, 2004
  • In Acts 11, the apostle Peter is having his ministry thoroughly examined because of what happened in the home of Cornelius. His fellow apostles back in Jerusalem did not know what actually happened, and it is always unwise to act on mere rumour. Always seek to get at the facts. Get at the truth. Truth is the actual…
    August 9, 2004
  • In Acts 10, Peter had learned to make Jesus head. Initiate nothing. Have we learned the lesson which can be difficult and challenging at times - to allow Jesus Christ the Lord to be Head of His Church! Peter moved as God led, and not by his wishes or ideas or feelings. Peter had cultivated humility, and had made…
    August 2, 2004
  • In Acts 10, both Peter and Cornelius experience God moving in a way neither of them ever thought they would ever experience and see and witness. Visions lead to men from different backgrounds coming together. Obedience to the revelation of God leads to an outpouring of The Holy Spirit, and a breakdown of barriers…
    July 26, 2004
  • Never compromise. Never dilute your doctrine. Never water down your message about God and Jesus Christ. Peter spoke powerfully and with specific essential content in the home of Cornelius, the Roman Centurion. Take time to read the full account of what happened, in Acts 10:34-48. While Peter is speaking - in…
    July 19, 2004
  • In Acts 10:34, Peter begins to address all those who have gathered in the home of Roman Centurion, Cornelius. Do read this passage again. "I have just seen a great truth. God is no respecter of persons. God shows no favouritism." This is quite a transformation in Peter's thinking. He goes on - and refers to…
    July 12, 2004
  • In Acts 10:23, we read of Peter and six fellow disciples of Jesus making their way the 20 miles or so from Joppa to Caesarea. Cornelius is waiting for Peter's arrival. He has gathered together all his relatives and friends. He is expecting something to happen. He believed that God is going to move and speak through…
    July 5, 2004
  • In Acts 10, Peter, and some brother disciples of Jesus are in the home of this Roman Centurion, Cornelius. God was dealing with both of these men, in different ways, to achieve different goals. God was preparing two men who were poles apart, to come together. Cornelius had had a very real spiritual experience,…
    June 28, 2004
  • In Acts 10, three men are on their way to meet the apostle Peter, who is waiting before God in prayer, not realising what dramatic events are about to happen. At that time, the Jews thought of everyone who was not a Jew as common or unclean. Peter had to unlearn what his theology and church and tradition had…
    June 21, 2004
  • In Acts 10 we read of God sending an angel to Cornelius the Roman Army Officer, at the garrison Headquarters in Caesarea. Cornelius needs to meet Peter, and the angel informs Cornelius exactly where Peter can be found. We have seen this in Chapter 9 - when we need help - ministry - we ask - we send for those…
    June 14, 2004

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Alexander "Sandy" Shaw is pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship in Nairn, Scotland. Nairn is 17 miles east of Inverness - on the Moray Firth Coast - not far from the Loch Ness Monster!

Gifted as a Biblical teacher, Sandy is firmly committed to making sure that his teachings are firmly grounded in the Word.

Sandy has a weekly radio talk which can be heard via the Internet on Saturday at 11:40am, New Orleans time, at wsho.com.

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