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HB2495
Posted by Samantha Wichman on

There’s a lot going around right now about HB2495. Because of this bill’s notoriety, there are a lot of articles out there that claim to relay the facts of the bill. HB2495 is an important bill and we believe that all voters ought to be genuinely educated about it, and not just...

Dealing with Concerns Acts 6:1-7
Posted by Samantha Wichman on

In this week’s passage, we see disciples handle some church drama. We all know that disagreements, contention, and hurt feelings exist in almost every facet of human life. Unfortunately, if you’ve spent enough time in church, you know that the body of Christ is no exception. As much...

God is More Powerful
Posted by Samantha Wichman on

As we continue on with the fifth chapter of Acts, we see the Apostles face more and more persecution. This Sunday we will focus on Acts 5:12-42. The first five verses tell us just how many miracles the Lord was carrying out through the Apostles at the time, and this helps us understand why the...

"You Have Not Lied to Man But to God"
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This week’s passage contains some major highs and lows for the believers. In the first half of the passage, we are told about the believers generously caring for one another. In the second half, we read about two people who deceitfully participate in this giving and are struck dead because...

Acts 4: A Powerful Prayer
Posted by Samantha Wichman on

On Sunday, we will learn about Acts 4:23-31 from the preaching staff here at Park Hills. As we prepare our hearts to receive the Word of God, I want to highlight a special aspect of the passage we will be learning from. In Acts 4:23, we read that Peter and John go back to their friends after...

Acts 4: When Life Gets Complicated
Posted by Samantha Wichman on

The second and third chapters of Acts are so encouraging to read. Believers receive the Holy Spirit, prophecies are fulfilled, people are healed, and even more people believe in Jesus for the first time. It’s exciting! While all of Scripture points us to Jesus, some passages make that...

The Movement of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2&3
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If you were asked to identify two chapters in Scripture that are parallel in structure, how long would it take you to name the second and third chapters of Acts? It would’ve taken me a really long time. At first glance it’s difficult to see how a chapter about Pentecost and the...

Why Does Peter Quote Joel in Acts 2?
Posted by Samantha Wichman on

In the second chapter of Acts, Peter defends the presence of the Holy Spirit by quoting a passage from the book of Joel. Of all the books in the Bible, why did Peter pick this passage? What’s so significant about Joel? Let’s find out. As Pastor Mark discussed last Sunday, when the...

The Bible Project: Luke-Acts Series
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We’re going to be camping out in the book of Acts for a while, so this week we wanted to share some supplemental tools with you! Some of our favorite educational resources to use are the videos created by The Bible Project. The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that creates...

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Posted by Samantha Wichman on

This Sunday, Park Hills and hundreds of other churches across America will celebrate the sanctity of human life. National Sanctity of Human Life Day began in 1984, when President Ronald Reagan instituted the national observance. January 22, 1984 was the eleventh anniversary of the Supreme...