Gems 2014 — March 20 Scripture Selection: Acts 20

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

March 20 Scripture Selection: Acts 20

Food for Thought: Acts 20:7, 11

One of the limitations that the Church, especially the U.S. Church, has placed on itself, and therefore has limited results, is the clock. While it is true that today’s culture and responsibilities are different than those of the Bible times, believers seem much more ruled by the clock than by the Holy Spirit. If a service goes past a certain time, people become fidgety. Some may even get up and walk out, annoyed and maybe even offended.

In some countries, it costs people a lot in terms of money and effort (some walking long distances in harsh conditions or driving hours) to get together to worship God, so they have no intentions of leaving in an hour. If a service ended that soon they would feel cheated or deprived of the life-giving Word…

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