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 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
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
“Life can be difficult.” This is a fact of life that we have all discovered. No matter a persons age, race, or social status trouble has a way of finding us all. Thankfully there is help available for those of us who have chosen to follow Jesus because God the Father encourages his children in … Continue reading How God Encourages Us In Times Of Trouble – Day 2 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 20:25-38 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 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