Read Acts 27:21-44 Key Verse: Acts 27:25 “So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as He said.” (NLT) The ship’s officers would not listen to Paul when he warned them not to set sail. They would not listen to him when he told them that they would suffer much loss if … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 44 — Now That I’ve Got Your Attention
Read Acts 24:1-27 Key Verse: Acts 24:25 “As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control, Felix was terrified. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is more convenient, I’ll call for you again.” (NLT) Paul pleads his case to Felix, the Governor, and later finds himself spending a considerable amount of time with … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 40 — The Power of Words
Read Acts 22:1-30 Key Verse: Acts 22:1 “Brothers and esteemed fathers,” Paul said, “listen to me as I offer my defense.” (NLT) What to say? What to say? The hardest part about sharing your faith with others is often that you just don’t know what you should say. We don’t know where to start or … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 37 — “Can I Get a Witness?”
Read Acts 21:27-40 Key Verse: Acts 21:38 “Aren’t you the Egyptian who led a rebellion some time ago and took four thousand members of the Assassins out into the desert?” (NLT) Paul was not in Jerusalem very long before the different prophecies that were given to warn him about going there were fulfilled. Last time … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 36 — A Case of Mistaken Identity
Read Acts 21:1-26 Key Verse: Acts 21:13 “But he said, ‘Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! For I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but also to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.” (NLT) The apostle Paul was perfectly prepared in his heart to end up in … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 35 — How Far Would You Go?
Read Acts 20:25-38 Key Verse: Acts 20:29 “I know full well that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock.” (NLT) Paul continues explaining to the leaders of the church in Ephesus that not only must he go on to Jerusalem, as the Holy Spirit is … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 34 — Watch Out!
Read Acts 20:1-24 Key Verse: Acts 20:22-23 “And now I am going to Jerusalem, drawn there irresistibly by the Holy Spirit, not knowing what awaits me, except that the Holy Spirit has told me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead.” (NLT) Throughout this passage we read about the travels of Paul … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 33 — Irresistible?
Read Acts 19:23-41 Key Verse: Acts 19:26 “As you have seen and heard, this man Paul has persuaded many people that handmade gods aren’t gods at all...” (NLT) Paul’s preaching and teaching about Jesus in Ephesus was going very well. Many people believed what he was telling them, so many in fact, that the local … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 32 — Bad For Business
Read Acts 18:1-28 Key Verse: Acts 18:9 “One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told, ‘Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent!” (NLT) Paul had tried and tried to convince the Jewish people that they had been wrong about Jesus and that He really was the Messiah that they were … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 30 — A Message From The Lord
Read Acts 17:16-33 Key Verse: Acts 17:32 “When they heard Paul speak of the resurrection of a person who had been dead, some laughed, but others said, ‘We want to hear more about this later.” (NLT) When we want to share our faith with others we are often nervous and hesitant because we are afraid … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 29 — Some Laughed and Others Believed