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About Stand in the Rain Blogger

Trying to be who God made me, I am wary of my influences. I avoid the culture that surrounds me, for the most part. I soaked up that crap for 40 years. I am trying to replace the word of the world with the unvarnished Word of God.** I like people, but I like solitude just as much. Go figure.** I adore Jesus Christ. I am flipped-out, flamingly and fervently in love with Him. I count it a privilege to draw breath in His universe. All my springs are in Him.** I am crazy about my wife, Shelley. She outshines the sun. I can't help it if I'm lucky.** My heroes are my kids--Caitlin, Gwenlyn, Frankie, & Eddy. I aspire to be like them when I grow up.

The Promise of My Father–part 1

The Word for today: Acts 2:37-47 mark this:  Luke 24:49 “And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”  and this:  (Acts 2:1-4) When the … Continue reading

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“I get it!”–the begetting of the begotten

The Word for today:Acts 2:14-36 mark this: Acts 2:17And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh. Note:We enter into advanced study today. We will look at how, by … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: no one “gets” Jesus but by Him

The Word for today:Acts 2:1-13 mark this: 2:1-4When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where … Continue reading

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What God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

The Word for today:Acts 1:12-26 mark this: Acts 1:1In the former treatise, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach… Let’s start with a trick question: Who wrote the most words in the New … Continue reading

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the game plan

(written by Pastor Joe) The Word for today: Acts 1:1-11 mark this: Acts 1:8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and … Continue reading

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