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 23:23-35 Key Verse: Acts 23:24 “Provide horses for Paul to ride, and get him safely to Governor Felix.” (NLT) Trusting in God to help you and to protect you as you Act Out for Him, often means that you need to learn to accept the fact that God works in many different ways. … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 39 — Help From The Most Unlikely of People
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 20:1-24 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 19:1-22 Key Verse: Acts 19:6 “Then when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in other tongues and prophesied.” (NLT) Paul was continuing to do great and wonderful things in the name of Jesus. We are told in these few verses that he preached boldly … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 31 — It’s a Hands-On Kind of Thing
Read Acts 17:1-15 Key Verse: Acts 17:12 “As a result, many Jews believed, as did some of the prominent Greek women and many men.” (NLT) By this time it seemed that everywhere Paul went to spread the Gospel message people opposed him and tried to stop him for doing God’s work. Time after time the … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 28 — Where The Good Goes, The Bad Follows
Read Acts 16:19-40 Key Verse: Acts 16:25 “Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.” (NLT) Paul once again ended up in prison for doing something good. Healing that demon possessed girl was the right thing to do, yet both Silas and Paul were beaten, … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 27 — Would You Pray?