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Have you ever gone out searching for new friends? Perhaps you’re one of the many thousands of people who are looking for a husband or a wife. Maybe you’ve moved to a new place and don’t really know anyone in the area. As adults, how do we meet new people and make new friends? If we’re single and looking for a spouse, how do we go about it? Is there a right way to do it? Is there a wrong way to do it? 

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One of my favorite books of the Bible is Acts. There’s so much contained within Acts for the Believer that it bears reading over and over again. Although Acts isn’t a doctrinal book, it does bring more life to the epistles of Paul. The people and churches visited in Acts are the same people and churches Paul writes to in those epistles. I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts today from the book of Acts. First, though, I’d like to link this video of a word-for-word adaptation of Acts from the NIV. I hope you are blessed by this presentation.

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Crippled by sin,
begging- for choices
of blessing, we
look to You, Father-
hoping, for
tender morsels,
satisfactory scraps.

Myopic minds,
seeking, two pence
here, a quarter
affection there.

You- see more.

Lift us!
Help us, to stride,
upon heavenly plains,
no longer desiring;
meager things.

“All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.

Luke 18:21 (NIV)

Three out of the four Gospels contain the account of a young man who asked Jesus, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 18:18). In each account, the young man acknowledges that Jesus knows what is morally correct and pure. In Mark and Luke, the young man refers to Jesus as the “good teacher” while he asks Jesus, “What good thing must I do to get eternal life?” in Matthew. In addition, Mark and Luke contain Jesus’ statement that, “‘No one is good—except God alone'” (Mark 10:18). Although Matthew has the young man asking about the “good thing” he must do, Jesus’ response is basically the same as in Mark and Luke: “There is only One who is good” (Matthew 19:17). In all three Gospels, Jesus tells the young man he has to obey the commandments, and the man tells Jesus he’s obeyed all of the commandments since he was a boy. However, only the Gospel of Mark includes this descriptor, “Jesus looked at him and loved him” (Mark 10:21 NIV). I noted today, while reading Luke, that this phrase was missing, so I looked into this conversation between the young man and Jesus.

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