Category: Acts

A Chieftain Like Me (Poem)

His patience poured out on a chieftain like me should help you to see…

Welcomed

After arriving in Rome, Paul was placed under house arrest awaiting his trial. He made the most of his time by entertaining guests, showing hospitality, teaching them about the kingdom of God and introducing them to Jesus. This was a man who knew how…

Just the Way

After setting sail for Rome, the captain refused to listen to Paul’s advice to harbor for the winter. They ran into a terrible storm and were driven by the wind for three days. The sailers were famished and on the verge of depression, but…

Easy

At the end of Paul’s defense, Agrippa recoiled at the thought of being persuaded so easily to become a Christian. Some people come easily and some take more time, but God draws whom he wills. Do we have the mindset of Paul that what…

King A & Queen B

When Paul finds himself bring treated like a novelty act in a king’s court, he takes the opportunity to share the gospel with the king, queen, governor, military commanders, and prominent men of the city. They may have been reached another way, but Paul…

Disturbance

Although Paul want afraid of debate, he did not make a name for himself by arguing it intentionally causing disturbances. I’m afraid there are Christians today who are out looking for a fight. There are also people who want to get into an argument…

Good Conscience

The peace that accompanies a clear conscience is wonderful. Even though Paul was unjustly put on trial, he could enjoy the peace of a life well lived. A clear conscience does not necessarily come from living a perfect life, though I’m certain Jesus enjoyed…

Get Out

The Lord told Paul to get out of Jerusalem at the beginning of his ministry because the Jews there would not listen to him. Paul tried to explain to the Lord that the people there knew him and would probably want to hear why…

Against

Zeal can be motivated by righteousness and by unrighteousness. The Jews in Jerusalem had heard about Paul and thought the worst of him. They thought he was a traitor to Judaism who sought to turn everyone away from the faith. Seeing him in the…

Assembled

While traveling, Paul and his companions made a concerted effort to gather with local believers in the first day of the week to break bread. While this doesn’t necessarily set a precedent for a Sunday church service, it at least explains why many Christians…