Monthly Archive: November 2017

20
Nov

Acts 18-20

Daily Reading Acts 18-20 Daily Thought Paul, in a city of idols, proclaimed that “gods made with hands are not gods” (Acts 19:26), and many turned away from idolatry. But idols were good business. The temple of Artemis located in Ephesus profited the craftsmen of the town, so Demetrius, a silversmith, called his fellows together […]

19
Nov

Acts 16-17

Daily Reading Acts 16-17 Daily Thought Jail became common to the disciples, and outcomes were unpredictable; Herod killed James, an angel rescued Peter (Acts 12:1-7). So when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison, it was no surprise to find them praying deep into the night. But if you think they were praying for themselves, […]

18
Nov

Acts 14-15

Daily Reading Acts 14-15 Daily Thought At the conclusion of chapter 14 of Acts, Paul and Barnabas arrive at the church in Antioch and “declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles” (Acts 14:27). But first read the chapter. At Iconium, they spoke […]

17
Nov

Acts 11-13

Daily Reading Acts 11-13 Daily Thought Herod the king discovered popularity with certain Jews by killing Christians, and so “he killed James the brother of John with the sword” (Acts 12:2). Peter was next, but it was not to be. God intervened; “an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone […]

16
Nov

Acts 9-10

Daily Reading Acts 9-10 Daily Thought Firm in his belief that he was serving God, Paul was pursuing Christians as far away as Damascus, a six-day journey. One saint in Damascus knew of his reputation, and feared his coming, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to […]

15
Nov

Acts 7-8

Daily Reading Acts 7-8 Daily Thought Stephen was dragged into the council room, placed before the court, and asked questions about Jesus. He answered by opening the Scriptures and giving the chief priest and elders a lesson from their own history, from Abraham to Joseph to Moses to David. He then accused these “stiff-necked people” […]

14
Nov

Acts 4-6

Daily Reading Acts 4-6 Daily Thought For those who question whether Jesus is the only way to salvation, Jesus sought another way, as well, praying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me” (Luke 22:42). But there wasn’t another way and there isn’t another Savior, and only Jesus died for our sins. Peter […]

13
Nov

Acts 1-3

Daily Reading Acts 1-3 Daily Thought You would think seeing Jesus alive would fire up the disciples, empower them to take the good news of Jesus to the world. It simply didn’t happen that way. After Jesus rose from the tomb, the disciples locked themselves in a room “for fear of the Jews” (John 20:19). […]

12
Nov

John 19-21

Daily Reading John 19-21 Daily Thought Following the resurrection, Jesus made appearances to some of his followers. The disciples, minus Thomas, were gathered in a room when Jesus appeared to them. Later, when Thomas showed up, their excitement was evident, “We have seen the Lord!” People don’t just rise from the dead, so it was […]

11
Nov

John 16-18

Daily Reading John 16-18 Daily Thought Jesus stirred up conflict, but in him the world would find peace, and he told us so, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” […]

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