Today’s passage is Acts 21:27-36 and it’ll help us to see the bigger picture by reading it and then going back to talk about this Arrested Development. Acts 21:27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and […]
ARCHIVE September, 2015
In Acts 21:27-36, there is a development. Paul is arrested on the same charges he’d made against Stephen before Paul saw the Light. Far from arrested development, the message would go on through the Apostle Paul’s prison letters.
What’s the difference between fatalism and an honest expression of “The Lord’s will be done”? What is the difference between a sad state of resignation and a confident trust in Christ? Where does one gain wisdom and discernment to sort through the mixed ideas of well-meaning Christians and develop the obedience for one’s walk with […]
There are a few things in life guaranteed to make me cry. One of them is a good good-bye. In the movie, The Wizard of Oz, the wizard is in a hot-air balloon floating off to Kansas without Dorothy and Toto. He cries out that he can’t come back because he doesn’t know how it […]
People will often remember the manner and disposition of your leaving even more than the fact of it. Lasting impressions are created with a good-bye. Make sure yours is a good good-bye. In his farewell address to the Ephesian elders (Acts 20:13-38) , the Apostle Paul shows us the fine art of the good good-bye.
Meghan Trainor has a song that says “It’s all ‘bout the bass, ‘bout the bass, no treble” which really isn’t about music at all…but for Paul, it wasn’t all about his body or what was music to his ears. It was all about encouragement. Today’s passage, Acts 20:1-12 is all about encouragement. Some of you […]
We could all use a little encouragement and for the Apostle Paul, it was all about encouragement–of the Gospel kind. In Acts 20:1-12, we see the Apostle Paul in action.
Today’s passage of Scripture is all of chapter 19 and there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on here. Last week in the adventures of the early disciples known as the Book of Acts, the Apostle Paul had just finished up his second missionary journey and checked back in at Antioch which was kind of […]
Ephesus was a special place for the Apostle Paul. In several vignettes from Acts 19, we see some reasons why it was such a special place and we’ll learn some applications for us today.