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
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 17:1-15 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 16:1-18 Key Verse: Acts 16:10 “So we decided to leave for Macedonia at once, for we could only conclude that God was calling us to preach the Good News there.” (NLT) Paul and his companions traveled about looking for places to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to people who had never … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 26 — Doors Swinging Both Ways