Sunset Over Naples

I am writing tonight from beautiful Naples.

Actually I am too tired to write alot right now, but wanted to share some pictures from my vacation spot here in Naples. My friend Ruth told me about a really neat beach off of Pine Ridge Road here in Naples. I was here last week and just had to come back. Please enjoy the pictures and videos. It is cold but still beautiful here. As a matter of fact this is suppose to be the coldest night in Florida 21 years. Earlier I said in recorded history but I was wrong!

 Starfish were all over the beach tonight.

Click here for a sunset video. If you liked that one click here for another one.

By the way I am selling 2011 calendars now with my pictures of the Tampa Bay area. 100% of the profits go to help struggling families this Christmas. The calendars are only $10.00. If you would like to order some please e-mail me at racerthree@yahoo.com Thank you!

Acts of the Apostles-Pentecost

I am writing this morning from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

Acts of the Apostles Chapter 4

Here are some passages I highlighted in this chapter.

As the disciples returned from Olivet to Jerusalem, the people looked on them, expecting to see on their faces expressions of sorrow, confusion, and defeat; but they saw there gladness and triumph. The disciples did not now mourn over disappointed hopes. They had seen the risen Saviour, and the words of His parting promise echoed constantly in their ears.  {AA 35.1} 

 

. As they meditated upon His pure, holy life they felt that no toil would be too hard, no sacrifice too great, if only they could bear witness in their lives to the loveliness of Christ’s character. {AA 36.2}

 

This diversity of languages would have been a great hindrance to the proclamation of the gospel; God therefore in a miraculous manner supplied the deficiency of the apostles. The Holy Spirit did for them that which they could not have accomplished for themselves in a lifetime. {AA 39.2}

 

Click here for a video presentation of Doug Batchelor on the gift of tongues. 

The Jewish leaders had supposed that the work of Christ would end with His death; but, instead of this, they witnessed the marvelous scenes of the Day of Pentecost. They heard the disciples, endowed with a power and energy hitherto unknown, preaching Christ, their words confirmed by signs and wonders. In Jerusalem, the stronghold of Judaism, thousands openly declared their faith in Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah.  {AA 44.3} 

 

No longer were their hopes set on worldly greatness. They were of “one accord,” “of one heart and of one soul.” Acts 2:46; 4:32. Christ filled their thoughts; the advancement of His kingdom was their aim. In mind and character they had become like their Master, and men “took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13.  {AA 45.2}

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