February 15 Acts 23:1-11 (ESV) 23:1 And looking intently at the council, Paul said, “Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.”2 And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth. 3 Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, … More February 15 Acts 23:1-11
Pastor Steven Cole of Flagstaff, AZ preached a sermon on our Bible reading passage for today. Here is an excerpt from “God’s Mighty Power to Save” If I had just gotten beaten up by an angry mob that was trying to kill me, but I got rescued, I don’t think that the first thought on … More Addressing the mob that tried to kill him
February 14 Acts 22 (ESV) 22:1 “Brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you.” 2 And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even more quiet. And he said: 3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at … More February 14 Acts 22
In Acts 21, we read about Paul being arrested in Jerusalem at the Temple. Here is Bob Deffinbaugh’s commentary, from Bible.org, on this passage: Paul’s Skillful Use of Language Acts 21:37—22:2 As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commanding officer, “May I say something to you?” The officer … More Paul got everyone’s attention- in their own heart language
February 13 Acts 21:27-40 (ESV) Paul Arrested in the Temple 27 When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him, 28 crying out, “Men of Israel, help! This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against the people and the … More February 13 Acts 21:27-40
When we heard this, we and the people there urged him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” And since he … More How do we discern God’s will?
February 12 Acts 21:1-25 (ESV) Paul Goes to Jerusalem 21:1 And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.  2 And having found a ship crossing to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. 3 When we had come in … More February 12 Acts 21:1-25