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Do You Have A Word For Me?

Acts 20:22-23

Topics: Encouragement

Especially during times of crisis, desperation, confusion, lack of understanding to the will of God, or uncertainty of the direction that one should take, we often hear people saying “Do you have a word for me?” These people find themselves at a crossroad and are desperate to hear from God. Such occasions are found in the Book of Acts.


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Acts 2:42-42
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Being A Man The Devil Knows

Acts 19:13-15
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Acts 19:13-15
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Believing And Seeing

Acts 3:16-16
Topic: Faith
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Acts 3:16-16
Topic: Faith
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Believing Requires Action

Acts 8:12-12
Topic: Salvation
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Acts 8:12-12
Topic: Salvation
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Believing to the Saving of the Soul

Hebrews 10:39-39
Topic: Salvation
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Believing to the Saving of the Soul

Hebrews 10:39-39
Topic: Salvation
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Acts 16:1-3
Topic: Leadership
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Acts 16:1-3
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Bound To Grow

Acts 12:24-24
Topic: The Church
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Bound To Grow

Acts 12:24-24
Topic: The Church
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Acts 4:29-32
Topic: General
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Claiming The Power Through Praise

Acts 16:24-26
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Acts 16:24-26
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Acts 20:29-31
Topic: Doctrine
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Acts 6:3-3
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Acts 7:51-51
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Acts 6:3-3
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Acts 6:3-3
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Acts 13:36-36
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Acts 13:36-36
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