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“If you should choose to accept this mission . . .”

When Jesus approached Paul near Damascus, He told him through Ananias that he was to be “My chosen instrument to take My message to the Gentiles and to kings as well as to the people of Israel.  And I will … Continue reading

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Timid ambassadors

In Corinth, rebuffed and frustrated by resistance to his teaching, Paul was encouraged by his Lord in a night vision, “Do not be afraid!  Speak out!  Don’t be silent!  For I am with you, and no one will attack and … Continue reading

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But I am a clumsy speaker!

In Exodus 6, Moses repeats his complaint that God has chosen the wrong man for the job of leading His people out of Egypt.  He is clumsy of speech, Moses says.  Neither Pharaoh nor his own people will listen to … Continue reading

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“They had been with Jesus.”

After healing a man lame from birth in Acts 3-4, Peter and John are arrested by Jewish priests and Sadducees, challenged as to what authority guided this action and their teachings, and forbade them to preach Jesus any longer.  Yet, … Continue reading

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Bold witness

It is a difficult assignment to speak boldly of our faith in God in hostile surroundings.  Rather than face disdain and mockery, many keep silent.  The first disciples were changed men who felt they were undeservingly snatched from hell.  In … Continue reading

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Take courage! You are God’s spokesman.

” . . and pray on my behalf, that words may be given to me whenever I speak, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it … Continue reading

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