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 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 27:1-20 Key Verse: Acts 27:9 “We had lost a lot of time. The weather was becoming dangerous for long voyages by then because it was so late in the fall, and Paul spoke to the ship’s officers about it.” (NLT) It seems that for Paul to ask to have his case brought before … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 43 — Wisdom Unheeded
Read Acts 26:1-32 Key Verse: Acts 26:29 “Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that both you and everyone here in this audience might become the same as I am, except for these chains.” (NLT) There is absolutely no doubt in Paul’s mind that there is nothing better than for a person … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 42 — Everything Except My Chains
Read Acts 25:1-27 Key Verse: Acts 25:11 “If I have done something worthy of death, I don’t refuse to die. But if I am innocent, neither you nor anyone else has a right to turn me over to these men to kill me. I appeal to Caesar!” (NLT) In Acts 23:11, God had made it … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 41 — An Appealing Decision
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?