July 10, 2012
Although a prisoner in chains, the apostle Paul became the spiritual leader of all those on board this ship caught in a terrible storm. The sailors, the soldiers, even the Roman centurion were all encouraged by Paul’s faith. The way we respond to life’s storms is often the platform God uses to give us authority to preach the gospel and to bring glory to Himself.
July 8, 2012
Paul’s testimony before Festus and Agrippa is an example for us today. God has given us a purpose- to testify to everyone of the Christ.
July 5, 2012
Jesus told Paul that the criminal charges and chains were really the means for his mission to stand before governors, kings and even Caesar himself. God can use our suffering as a platform for His gospel being preached when we are willing.
July 3, 2012
Jesus’ words to Paul on the road to Damascus changed the trajectory of his life. God still chooses people to be His witnesses. Will you answer His call?
June 30, 2012
Since the 1st century, Christians have worshiped on the 1st day of the week. We continue to share in the Lord’s Supper. Perhaps we should bring back the all day preaching till midnight too. Those 1st century folk loved the Word! Think there’s any 21st century believers like them?
June 28, 2012
I wonder what the modern equivalent of “daily discussions at the lecture hall” would be? How can we get the Word out like Paul?
June 25, 2012
The answer Paul and Silas gave their jailer when he asked how to be saved. An important principle is implied in this story– that the head of house coming to Christ has a profound impact on the spiritual condition of the whole family. Fathers, your spiritual leadership is critical. As the father goes, so goes the family.
June 22, 2012
The “worthless things” to which Paul referred was the worship of Zeus and Hermes. He contrasts them with the “living God” who is Creator of all. We are still called to bring this message to the nations until every tribe and tongue has heard.