Category Archives: Acts 2017

Troubling words

Re:Verse reading–Luke 1:1-38 (day one)  “And she was greatly troubled at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this might be.”–v 29 “Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright.”–Joseph Mohr Sing it all you want, but … Continue reading

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Ears to Hear

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11, 25:12, 28:16-31 (day seven) Who will listen to the Gospel?  Our heart tells us that everyone everywhere will listen to the Gospel, but our experience in the world reveals very few who open their ears long enough … Continue reading

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Real Gospel

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11, 25:12, 28:16-31 (day six) I have stood outside the small cathedral in Rome where Paul’s apartment has been enshrined. I have also been in his jail cell, and stood near the site he was martyred a few … Continue reading

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Encouragement

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11, 25:12, 28:16-31 (day five) Acts 28:15 And the brothers there, when they heard about us, came as far as the Forum of Appius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them, Paul thanked God and took … Continue reading

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Give Thanks

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11, 25:12, 28:16-31 (day four)  “Sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.  Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.  For great … Continue reading

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Become

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11, 25:12, 28:16-31 (day three) “For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.”  This situation looks like an old man who’s finally settled down after his … Continue reading

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Then again, some will

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11; 25:12; 28:16-31 (day two)  Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. 28:24 Here is Paul, arguably the greatest evangelist of the early church, and there were some who just wouldn’t buy what he … Continue reading

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Unhindered

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11, 25:12, 28:16-31 (day one) “He stayed two full years. . . preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.”–28: 30-31. Strange ending.  Abrupt.  Unsatisfying.  We wish Luke would tell … Continue reading

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Cheerful Giver

Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day seven) “remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35b We say this very same thing to our kids during the Christmas season, … Continue reading

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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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