Journey To Rome part 2 (7/10/13)

If you haven’t read part 1 first, I would recommend you do so. Read: 1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14, Acts 27:21-44, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 18:23-24 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said. (Acts 27:25) Relate: For three months the ship and its crew have been struggling against nature and fighting a losing…

Journey To Rome Part 1 (7/9/13)

Read: 1 Chronicles 7:1-8:40, Acts 27:1-20, Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 18:22 The sailors couldn’t turn the ship into the wind, so they gave up and let it run before the gale. (Acts 27:15) Relate: From what I’ve read, a ship traveling under sail in Paul’s day should be able to travel at a speed of about 4-4.5 knots,…

Impossible Vows (7/5/13)

Read: 1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17, Acts 23:11-35, Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 18:14-15 The next morning a group of Jews got together and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. (Acts 23:12) Relate: Mitsutaka Uchikoshi holds the world record. He didn’t do it intentionally, but there it is, all his own, and nobody…

The Cost Of Freedom (6/25/13)

Read: 2Kings 8:1-9:13, Acts 16:16-40, Psalm 143:1-12, Proverbs 17:26 This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered,…

Fickle (6/22/13)

Read: 2Kings 3:1-4:17, Acts 14:8-28, Psalm 140:1-13, Proverbs 17:22 But even with these words, Paul and Barnabas could scarcely restrain the people from sacrificing to them. Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead. (Acts 14:18-19) Relate: Poor…

Not A Gentleman (6/13/13)

Read: 1Kings 11:1-12:19, Acts 9:1-25, Psalm 131:1-3, Proverbs 17:4-5 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4) Relate: I just did a google search for this phrase in quotes: “The Holy Spirit is a gentleman”. It got 261,000 hits. That’s a lot of people who…