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
In our Bible reading passage for today, Acts 20:18-35, Paul is speaking to the elders from Ephesus. In 2002, John Piper challenged men and women who are in positions of leadership in youth and college ministries: I want to begin by asking you a question that comes from the book of Acts. When your present … More Not shrinking, but imparting a passion
February 11 Acts 20:13-38 (ESV) 13 But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by land. 14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and went to Mitylene. 15 And sailing from there we came the following … More February 11 Acts 20:13-38
Steven Cole, in a sermon from Acts 20:1-16, “HOW ONE MAN CHANGED THE WORLD” The apostle Paul changed the world as few other men have ever done. He lived in a day before jet airplanes or cars and paved highways. He had to go everywhere by foot, on donkeys, or by sailing vessel, none of … More Paul: How did he do it?
February 10 Acts 20:1-12 (ESV) Paul in Macedonia and Greece 20:1 After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. 2 When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. 3 There he spent three months, and when a plot was … More February 10 Acts 20:1-12
And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship.”—Acts 19:27 ESV Steven Cole comments on Acts … More Ask the eternal question
February 9 Acts 19:23-41 (ESV) 23 About that time there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way. 24 For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen. 25 These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that from this business we have … More February 9 Acts 19:23-41