Facing the Music

The story of Onesimus shows the power of the Gospel: it turns slaves into brothers. It cancels our debts, gives us the courage to forgive and be forgiven.

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The Seekers

The Bereans had a different response to Paul’s teaching that the Thessalonians. They received with eagerness, but they didn’t take Paul’s word for it.

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Fugitives and Fellow Workers

Priscilla and Aquila were key figures in the early church. They were Jews, on the run, refugees displaced from Rome by Claudius. They also happened to be tent makers by trade. In Corinth, they met a man named Paul.

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Waiting Tables

The early church took care of widows. A lot of them. Stephen was one of seven men chosen to oversee the work. But he was more than just a waiter.

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Becoming Barnabus

Joseph from Cyprus was so encouraging the apostles changed his name – from here out he is called Barnabas. This is a strong testament to his character – Barnabas was the guy you could count on to pick you up when you were down – to believe in you when no one else would. The message of Jesus gave Barnabas a powerful sense of God’s grace and mercy. He knew no one was a lost cause, no one was beyond redemption.

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