Acts 23:11-22

(Acts 23:11-22) - An awful oathIt's amazing what hatred will lead a person to do...It's amazing what love will lead a person to do...Here we see how hatred filled the hearts of Jewish leaders who thought they were doing God a favor.How delusional we can get...Plans made by men can be intricate, detailed, and difficult …

Acts 23:1-10

(Acts 23:1-10) - Willingness to be corrected.Sometimes as Christians, we can get into some unhealthy patterns that cause lots of trouble for us.One of those is the inability to receive correction from others.This happens as we are struggling with insecurity, idolatry, pride, and a host of others things.When Christians get into positions of power, it …

Acts 22:1-16

(Acts 22:1-16) - The power of story.The truth is powerful. It's impossible to legitimately dispute. Ask someone who thinks they can fly to jump off their couch...(if they can't understand the point from that height, God help them....)Truth doesn't take our faulty perceptions into consideration. It remains the same regardless of how we feel about …

Acts 21:15-40

(Acts 21:15-40) - God uses persecution to create platforms.For Paul, his persecution moved him into stategic locations to share the Gospel with others. It probably wasn't the easiest path to take to get there, but there's no doubt that God was leading him.So God can make great opportunities come out of bad situations.Not only did …

Acts 21:1-14

(Acts 21:1-14) - Clearing up confusionOk so, sometimes when I'm reading the Bible, I come across passages that force me to walk around all day thinking through it before I can make some sense of it.Ever been there before?This was one of those for me today. But I've walked with it today, and I think …

Acts 20:25-38

(Acts 20:25-38) - "I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole purpose of God."In Paul's parting words to the Ephesian Pastors, there are several key points that he desires for them to remember.They were now transitioning into a time where they would be without Paul's face-to-face ministry. God had prepared them for …

Acts 20:13-24

(Acts 20:13-24) - "But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God."Everywhere Paul went, there were threats upon his life. So why …