Author Archives: Danny Panter

Know

Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day six) “You yourselves know how I lived…”-Paul, Acts 20:18 Paul spent more time in Ephesus than any other city on his missionary journeys, all together almost three years. He knew these elders better than most; he … Continue reading

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Custom

Re:Verse reading–Acts 17:10-12, 16-34 (day six) And Paul went in, as was his custom… Acts 17:2 A custom is “something that is done regularly by a person.” (Merriam-Webster) In Paul’s case he had gospel customs, or missionary customs; things he did … Continue reading

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Visions of Grandeur

Re:Verse reading–Acts 16:11-34 (day six)  A vision appeared to Paul during the night: A Macedonian man was standing there urging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” Acts 16:9 What we wouldn’t give for such clarity? God still is very … Continue reading

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High Stakes

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day six)  The stakes were incredibly high. For some Jewish believers it may had more to do with self-preservation than salvation (gentile believers would soon outnumber them). But for Paul the stakes couldn’t have been higher; the … Continue reading

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Set Apart

Re:Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day six) Does the Holy Spirit still work this way? Prophets and teachers prayed, fasted, and then the Holy Spirit told them to set apart Barnabas and Paul for a particular task. It begs a lot of … Continue reading

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Becoming All Things to All People

Re:Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day six) The vision was God’s way of saying to Peter, “You are free to become all things to all people.” Paul would express the same truth later when writing to the Corinthians. For Paul missions was removing any … Continue reading

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Repurposed

Re:Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-31 (day six) We have all (if you are in Christ) been rescued from our Damascus road. Each had set our feet on a path in opposition to Jesus, just like Paul over 2000 years ago. And … Continue reading

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Stephen

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day six)  Did Stephen really have to die? It is such a tragedy. Young man, filled with the wisdom and Spirit of God. Doing great work, working wonders, preaching the Kingdom of God, and … Continue reading

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Extravagance

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day five) “…whom you crucified,” Acts 4:10 Peter does not mince words with his interrogators, or the two previous times he said the exact same thing. At first glance, this words would not appear to be the … Continue reading

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Interruption

Re: Verse reading–Acts 3:1-20  (day six) Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. Acts 3:1 I imagine going to the Temple to pray was a matter of meaningful routine. … Continue reading

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