The Holy Spirit takes an active role in the spreading of the gospel.

The Holy Spirit takes an active role in the spreading of the gospel.

BibleGateway: Acts 16:6-15 ESV Text: Acts 16:6-15 Acts 16:6–15 (Listen) The Macedonian Call 6 And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. 8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of…

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What comfort we have in the promise of our resurrections! “You will rest, and then at the end of days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”

What comfort we have in the promise of our resurrections! “You will rest, and then at the end of days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”

BibleGateway: Daniel 12:1-13 ESV Text: Daniel 12:1-13 Daniel 12 (Listen) The Time of the End 12:1 “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of…

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Absalom was dead, but not everyone was eager to see David rule over Israel and Judah. David tried to improve relations between north and south, but the seeds of a divided kingdom had been sown.

Absalom was dead, but not everyone was eager to see David rule over Israel and Judah. David tried to improve relations between north and south, but the seeds of a divided kingdom had been sown.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 19:9-23, 40-43 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 19:9-23, 40-43 2 Samuel 19:9–23 (Listen) 9 And all the people were arguing throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies and saved us from the hand of the Philistines, and now he has fled out of the land from Absalom. 10 But Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why do you say nothing about bringing the king…

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A time of great terror and abomination would befall the Jewish believers during the time of Antiochus Epiphanes (215-154 BC) between the Old and New Testaments.

A time of great terror and abomination would befall the Jewish believers during the time of Antiochus Epiphanes (215-154 BC) between the Old and New Testaments.

BibleGateway: Daniel 11:21-35 ESV Text: Daniel 11:21-35 Daniel 11:21–35 (Listen) 21 In his place shall arise a contemptible person to whom royal majesty has not been given. He shall come in without warning and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 22 Armies shall be utterly swept away before him and broken, even the prince of the covenant. 23 And from the time that an alliance is made with him he shall act deceitfully, and he shall become strong with a small people. 24 Without warning…

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The enemies of God are unable to refute His powerful word!

The enemies of God are unable to refute His powerful word!

BibleGateway: Acts 6:8-15 ESV Text: Acts 6:8-15 Acts 6:8–15 (Listen) Stephen Is Seized 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. 10 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was…

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These prophecies came to pass in connection with Alexander the Great and the aftermath of his downfall. When the tumultuous days arrived, believers knew that God saw them coming and was still in control.

These prophecies came to pass in connection with Alexander the Great and the aftermath of his downfall. When the tumultuous days arrived, believers knew that God saw them coming and was still in control.

BibleGateway: Daniel 11:2-20 ESV Text: Daniel 11:2-20 Daniel 11:2–20 (Listen) 2 “And now I will show you the truth. Behold, three more kings shall arise in Persia, and a fourth shall be far richer than all of them. And when he has become strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece. 3 Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion and do as he wills. 4 And as soon as he has arisen,…

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Nations rise and fall, good and evil spirits oppose one another, but the people of God are reassured, “Don’t be afraid, you who are treasured by God. Peace to you; be very strong!”

Nations rise and fall, good and evil spirits oppose one another, but the people of God are reassured, “Don’t be afraid, you who are treasured by God. Peace to you; be very strong!”

BibleGateway: Daniel 10:1-11:1 ESV Text: Daniel 10:1-11:1 Daniel 10–11:1 (Listen) Daniel’s Terrifying Vision of a Man 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. And the word was true, and it was a great conflict.1 And he understood the word and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. 3 I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did…

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When the Lord’s enemies are defeated the Lord still grieves because He would rather that they turn from their evil ways and repent.

When the Lord’s enemies are defeated the Lord still grieves because He would rather that they turn from their evil ways and repent.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 18:5-18, 33 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 18:5-18, 33 2 Samuel 18:5–18 (Listen) 5 And the king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders about Absalom. 6 So the army went out into the field against Israel, and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim. 7 And the men of Israel were defeated there by the…

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Dividing the church’s labors among those who had different gifts was the right call and it helped the word of God to spread. We follow their example in our churches too.

Dividing the church’s labors among those who had different gifts was the right call and it helped the word of God to spread. We follow their example in our churches too.

BibleGateway: Acts 6:1-7 ESV Text: Acts 6:1-7 Acts 6:1–7 (Listen) Seven Chosen to Serve 6:1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists1 arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 Therefore, brothers,2 pick out from among you…

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Absalom was not only plotting against his father, but against the will of the Lord. He would not win (v. 14). Neither will we when we plot against God’s will.

Absalom was not only plotting against his father, but against the will of the Lord. He would not win (v. 14). Neither will we when we plot against God’s will.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 17:1-14 ESV Text: 2 Samuel 17:1-14 2 Samuel 17:1–14 (Listen) Hushai Saves David 17:1 Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. 2 I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. I will strike down only the king, 3 and I will bring all the people back to you as…

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