I Told You So (Acts 27:13-21)

“But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.” (Acts 27:21, AV) I once worked for a company in Switzerland that manufactured printing presses. Prior to that, I workedContinue reading “I Told You So (Acts 27:13-21)”

The Fruit of Secularization (Acts 27:1-12)

“And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.” (Acts 27:10–11, AV) There wasContinue reading “The Fruit of Secularization (Acts 27:1-12)”

The Passion of Compassion (Acts 26:26-32)

“And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.” (Acts 26:29, ESV) When I was a young adult, I became involved with sport target shooting. Ultimately, I would shoot on our collegiateContinue reading “The Passion of Compassion (Acts 26:26-32)”

True Words (Acts 26:22)

“Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come. . . But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.” (Acts 26:22,Continue reading “True Words (Acts 26:22)”

Called and Sent (Acts 26:1-18)

“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whomContinue reading “Called and Sent (Acts 26:1-18)”

Civil Rights (Acts 25:1-12)

“For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar. Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealedContinue reading “Civil Rights (Acts 25:1-12)”

Conviction (Acts 24:22-26)

“And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, IContinue reading “Conviction (Acts 24:22-26)”

Great Divide (Acts 24:21)

“Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.” (Acts 24:21, AV) There is a hydrological feature that extends from Alaska to the southernmost tip of south America. It is called the Great Divide. It isContinue reading “Great Divide (Acts 24:21)”

Self-Defense (Acts 24:1-21)

“Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:” (Acts 24:10, AV) On occasion, we are called to defend our actions. I have had several of these,Continue reading “Self-Defense (Acts 24:1-21)”

Grand Escort (Acts 23:23-34)

“And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night; And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.” (Acts 23:23–24, AV) TheContinue reading “Grand Escort (Acts 23:23-34)”