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
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
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 20:25-38 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 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