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“Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.” Acts 16:25 We sing songs in our worship services quite often about how worship can change a situation, and we proclaim and believe that worship can set us free. This story in Acts is a perfect example of that. Paul and Silas had been severely flogged. They were stripped, beaten and publicly humiliated, then thrown into a dark and cold prison cell. Their feet were then fastened in stocks, and thus began a very uncertain future for these two men. After all…

When I think of discipleship, I think about Barnabas and John Mark. Paul and Barnabas brought John Mark on a missionary journey with them. I am sure one of their goals was to mentor this young man, but it was not long before Mark became homesick for Jerusalem. Something happened in John Marks life that made him realize ministry was not as glamorous as he had imagined. However, there was something Barnabas saw in John Mark; He was so confident of the ministry that God had given him that he separated himself from his good friend and fellow minister, Paul,…

“Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.” I Timothy 1:16 Have you ever heard someone say, “God could not forgive me, I am too great a sinner?” The devil would like to make us believe that we have done so many bad things, that the Lord could not love or forgive us. If he can convince a person of this, then they do not have the faith to cry out to God for salvation. Paul…