Day 167: Paul: Missionary to the Jews…and then not so much

Acts 13:13-52 (AD 48) This was a very conciliatory way of preaching to the Jews, despite the fact Paul was expelled from the entire region because of it. There was no notion in his message the whole nation was responsible for the murder of Jesus. References to prophets without pointing out a lot of them … More Day 167: Paul: Missionary to the Jews…and then not so much

Day 166: Write Some of the Bible, THEN Curse Me Out as Satan’s Child

Acts 12:25-13:12 (AD 44) No, sorry, you and I must not declare someone “a child of the devil” if they oppose our Christian work. And can’t strike people dumb just because they start doing Satan’s work in front of us. Paul saw the risen Christ and was directly called by God to be an apostle … More Day 166: Write Some of the Bible, THEN Curse Me Out as Satan’s Child

Day 165: When a Man Found Out That He Was Just a Man

Acts 12:19b-24 (AD 44) King Herod Agrippa, grandson of Herod the Great who killed all the baby boys in Bethlehem, was gaining popularity with the Jews by persecuting Christians (12:1-4). When Peter escaped prison, the humiliation it caused the king – especially because he assumed it was a conspiracy among the guards – provoked Herod … More Day 165: When a Man Found Out That He Was Just a Man

Day 161: Paul, the Baby Christian, Obeyed His Calling from Day One

Acts 9:23-31 (AD 34-37) Even at this early point in Paul’s ministry we can see lessons about spreading God’s Word. For example: Don’t wait to share the gospel, just get on with it. For many people healed by Jesus, their immediate reaction was to praise God and tell people what Jesus had done for them. … More Day 161: Paul, the Baby Christian, Obeyed His Calling from Day One