Faith in God, Love for People

'Apostles' Tagged Posts

AC46 – God Knows What He is Doing

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/20190616am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat is happening? The spread of Gospel to the Gentiles was not in itself surprising, but the pouring out of the promised Spirit on uncircumcised Gentiles caught many Jews by surprise. Some even objected. Finally, James addressed the meeting that what was happening…

AC45 – Salvation by Free Grace

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/20190609pm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWho says? The early churches faced a dilemma as the Gospel spread among the uncircumcised Gentiles. Did Gentiles have to be circumcised and keep the law in order to be saved? After much disputing, Peter testifies about the Cornelius event in Caesarea. He…

AC44 – The Gospel Controversy

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190609am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat about the law? As the Gospel spread in the first century, more and more Gentiles came to faith in Jesus Christ. It wasn’t long before some of the Pharisees began to object that the Gentiles had to be circumcised and keep the law in order to be saved. Some…

AC37 – Peter Rescued

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20190512am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat about him? Peter once asked Jesus about what would happen to John. That wasn’t for Peter to worry about. In this chapter, Peter gets rescued from prison, again. That is not Jame’s story, though. He is martyred by Herod Agrippa 1. Of…

AC35 – Peter Reports to the Church

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20190428pm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSCan that really happen? Peter and his companions were surprised by events in Caesarea, but God wasn’t. Peter faced objections back home with the church in Jerusalem. He retells the account, highlighting the work of God and the Spirit, in order to bring them along to the conclusion he reached.

AC34 – The Gospel to the Gentiles

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20190428am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat is the Gospel to the Gentiles? This passage gives Peter’s message at Cornelius’ house. The Gospel message is the same to the Gentiles it is to the Jews. Salvation is in Jesus Christ alone through faith in his name, accompanied by repentance.

AC33 – Peter’s Kindness to Cornelius

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190421pm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSAcross Cultures Crossing cultures is challenging and brings many issues into focus that can go unnoticed. The early church was faced with difficulties in understanding exactly how the mission to the Gentiles was to go forward. The episode with Peter and Cornelius was…

AC32 – Peter’s Puzzling Vision

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190414pm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat is this I see? Peter was given a strange vision to prepare him for what was next in God’s plan. It presented¬† a strong message that we cannot correct God’s word.

AC31 – Great Miracles for Normal People

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190414am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSHow big is your church? That’s one of the most common questions I get asked as a pastor. Western minds seem naturally drawn to think in terms of bigness. We encounter bigness as we go through the book of Acts, but there is…

AC26 – The Spirit in Samaria

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190324am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat happened in Samaria? At one time, James and John wanted fire to fall from heaven and burn up a village of the Samaritans. That didn’t happen and Jesus rebuked them. Many years later Philip came to Samaria with the Gospel and many…