Throwback Episode: Black Lives Matter

Back in October of 2015, I felt led to get into the topic of racism while preaching through the book of Acts. I’m re-posting this episode on the 1208PODCAST now as we look to Jesus for direction and justice in our current time. Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST…

One Prophetic Word, Two Opposite Interpretations

This may sound odd, but we can actually hear an authentic word of God and somehow misunderstand or misconstrue it. This is evidenced by an interesting story from Paul’s life towards the end of Acts. On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist…. and…

Philip Takes Flight

The abundant supernatural work God does through humans is attested to in the early church’s ministry. The Book of Acts is full of all kinds of crazy stories and we have to be incredibly ignorant to miss them. It’s there we find Christians that speak in foreign tongues (2:4, 10:46, 19:6), perform signs and wonders…

Pentecost Before Acts

The church is so used to associating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit with Pentecost that we often forget that Pentecost was a holiday before this moment. With this in mind, we shouldn’t think that God sent the Holy Spirit on a day that just-so-happened to be Pentecost, but rather that He intentionally chose this…

The Man Who Brought Opponents Together

The Pharisees and Sadducees were not what you would call, “great friends.” They were separated on many fronts. But if there was one thing that unified them, it was their desire to put an end to Jesus. And perhaps this has more to speak to our world today than we first realize. Check out the…