"Paul wasn’t afraid to go to Jerusalem. He already proved that he would go wherever God said even when he knew there would be danger. Even now he knows he is going before Nero, the notorious king who was an avowed enemy of Christians. This was NOT taking the easy way out. This is just Paul seeing the hand of God moving on his behalf. Remember, Jesus already appeared to Paul to tell him he would testify in Rome! Paul is simply being obedient, walking through the doors that have already been opened by the Lord. Please listen: when God opens a door for you, RUN through it! Don’t hesitate. I promise you do not want to miss any doors God opens."
Friday Evening Service
October 12, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
Friday Evening Service • November 30, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Jesus said: 'The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet 'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving." Basically, Isaiah is saying, “If you reject Jesus, it doesn’t matter what you hear or see. He is the only way to truly see God.” There are people today who say the same thing: “I have my own relationship with God. I don’t have to go through Jesus.” Or, “God and me have an agreement. He understands the way I am.” Not true. The biggest tragedy of all is that it was always God’s desire to heal them. THAT is what they missed out on."
Friday Evening Service • November 23, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh
"Did God have Paul protected or not? Did Paul find favor with Julius or not? Did God send an angel to let Paul know everything would be alright or not? The same thing is true for all of us in the middle of storms—if you stay with Jesus, I promise you will land safely on some shore. I like calling this shore a ‘shore of grace.’"