Posts with the tag “katie-wagner”
by Sara Gillepsie on June 21st, 2023
Take CourageSomething I’ve always found startling about Paul’s story is his courage to say things. In Acts 23, Paul makes a controversial statement knowing there were people present who disagreed with him. He says, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial (Acts 23:6, ESV).” In that moment not everyone believe...
by Sara Gillepsie on March 1st, 2023
EncountersHave you ever questioned or been unsure of something?Acts 9 recounts the conversion of Saul on the way to Damascus. As Saul faced and spoke with Jesus, the companions with him could not see what was happening. However, they could hear. As Saul is not able to see, they continued with and guided him as he followed the words of God (Acts 9:7-8).Then came the conversation between Ananias and...
by Sara Gillepsie on December 20th, 2022
The gospels provide moving moments of joy in the Christmas story. Matthew 2 describes the wise men following a star seeking Christ. The star brings them to Him and “they were filled with joy! (Matt. 2:10, NLT).” The presence of Christ brought them joy. Luke 2 recounts the declaration of Christ’s birth, in which the angel states, “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The S...