Pity the Fools (Acts 23:12-22)

“And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul . . . “And when Paul’s sister’s son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.” (ActsContinue reading “Pity the Fools (Acts 23:12-22)”

Speak No Evil (Acts 22:30-5)

“Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.” (Acts 23:5, AV) In our country, we currently are in a period of unrest. I have seen much political unrest in my lifetime, but I have neverContinue reading “Speak No Evil (Acts 22:30-5)”

Citizenship (Acts 22:22-29)

“And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman.” (ActsContinue reading “Citizenship (Acts 22:22-29)”

Irrefutable (Acts 22:1-11)

“Brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you.” (Acts 22:1, ESV) In witnessing, I often share the story of my own conversion. In short, I was searching for answers following my wife’s decision to be baptized in a local church. To find the answers, I began reading a Gideon Bible everyContinue reading “Irrefutable (Acts 22:1-11)”

A Small World (Acts 21:27-36)

“And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,” (Acts 21:27, AV) When our children were young, we went to Disney World in Orlando Florida. While there, we went on a ride, “It’sContinue reading “A Small World (Acts 21:27-36)”

Misunderstanding (Acts 21:20-26)

“Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.”Continue reading “Misunderstanding (Acts 21:20-26)”

Rejoicing in Birth (Acts 21:17-20a)

“And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord.” (Acts 21:19–20a, AV) I remember the birth of our children, our daughter born in a military hospital while I was on field maneuvers and our sonContinue reading “Rejoicing in Birth (Acts 21:17-20a)”

Courageous Release (Acts 21:7-14)

“Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.” (Acts 21:13–14, AV)Continue reading “Courageous Release (Acts 21:7-14)”