In our Bible reading for today, Acts 23:1-11, we read that Jesus stands by the side of the apostle Paul in his prison cell and says, “Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also.” Wow!  Jesus is the great ENCOURAGER. Steven Cole, in … More The great ENCOURAGER

February 14 Acts 22

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

Paul got everyone’s attention- in their own heart language

In Acts 21, we read about Paul being arrested in Jerusalem at the Temple.  Here is Bob Deffinbaugh’s commentary, from, 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