Read Acts 28:1-31 Key Verse: Acts 28:30-31 “For the next two years, Paul lived in his own rented house. He welcomed all who visited him, proclaiming the Kingdom of God with all boldness and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ. And no one tried to stop him.” (NLT) The book of The Acts of The … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 45 — The Rewards of a Life Given to God
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
Jesus once asked his followers this question, "Who do you say I am?" (Matthew 16:15). That is still a very important question for us to be able to answer today. In this day and age there has never been a better time for us to get a firm grip on a Biblically solid answer to … Continue reading Who is Jesus? – Part 1
Read Acts 23:1-22 Key Verse: Acts : 23:11 “That night the Lord appeared to Paul and said, “Be encouraged, Paul, just as you have told the people about me here in Jerusalem, you must preach the Good News in Rome.” (NLT) Again, we see Paul facing great obstacles as he tries to share the love … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 38 — Your Name on God’s Lips
Yesterday I asked if you ever thought about the statement, "God bless you!" Have you ever wondered why we say that when someone sneezes? There are a few theories about the origin of where saying "God bless you" when someone sneezes might have come from. My favourite of these origin stories comes out of the … Continue reading Blessings From Jesus – Day 2 of 5
As we have repeated already, “Life can be difficult.” Perhaps even now you are facing a very difficult situation in your life. The reality is that even if things are going great today we have all come to learn that there is likely a troublesome time approaching. I know that isn't a very encouraging thing to … Continue reading How God Encourages Us In Times Of Trouble – Day 3 of 3
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