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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…

Discussions

In Ephesus, Paul began his ministry in the synagogue (think Jewish community center). Unfortunately, due to strong Jewish opposition, he was forced to leave and carry on his discussions in a new place, the lecture hall of Tyrranus. Here he focused his attention on…

More Accurately

Apollos was an eloquent, educated, and passionate Jewish man from Egypt. He heard about Jesus and devoted his life to telling others that Jesus was the Messiah. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preach, they recognized his gift but saw his limitations, so they…

If

This verse was not written to spur you on to more consistent Bible reading. This verse commends those who are willing to prove it disprove the message about Jesus using the Scriptures. In this case, the Jews in Berea searched the Old Testament to…