Yesterday our coffee maker broke.  Didn’t think much about it until today.  Massive headache.  Two options.  Get another machine or suffer until the withdrawal effects wear off.  I chose the latter, which didn’t help my demeanor all day.

We read Acts 9:32-43 and talked about Peter healing Aeneas and Dorcas.  Peter went to Lydda and Joppa.  There he found a paralytic named Aeneas and in Joppa, there was a disciple named Dorcas who became sick and died.  Peter healed them by the power of the Lord.

We need to understand that God can heal us physically and spiritually.  As sinners, we are paralytic and dead in our sins.  Ephesians 2:1-2, “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.”

Saul was blind and now he can see.

Aeneas was paralytic and now he can walk.

Dorcas was dead and is now alive.

We are blind, paralytic and dead in our sins and now we are forgiven and saved.

Who can save us?  Jesus.  The gospel is the power of God for salvation.  Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”  Salvation for everyone.

Mike had his time with the boys tonight talking to them about relationships.  As the children grow, we as parents have to continually walk with them and teach them what is right is God’s eyes.  We cannot allow the world, movies and others to teach our children.  It starts in the home with the parents.  God has given us the responsibility to raise the children and train them.  We need to be obedient and love the children.

All His,

Lee and Candy

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