Archive for the ‘devotional’ Category

Acts 26:28–29: “Then Agrippa said to Paul,...

January 20th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This is one of my favorite sections in the Book of Acts. Paul had ...

Acts 25:11–12: “‘For if I am an offender,...

January 19th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Secular Roman historians tell us that during the Julio-Claudian period, Roman law protected Roman ...

Acts 24:25: “Now as [Paul] reasoned about righteousness,...

January 18th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Jews in Jerusalem were trying to kill Paul, and for his own protection, ...

Acts 23:16 “So when Paul’s sister’s...

January 17th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Shortly after Paul arrived in Jerusalem, the Jews rose up and tried to kill ...

Acts 22:10–11: “So I said, ‘What shall...

January 16th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
As Paul shared his testimony in Jerusalem, we see that during his conversion he ...

Acts 21:8–9: “On the next day we who were...

January 15th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul and his companions traveled to Caesarea Maritima on the beautiful Mediterranean seashore, the ...

Acts 20:22–24: “And see, now I go bound in...

January 14th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul knew that "chains and tribulations" awaited him in Jerusalem, but he was not ...

Acts 19:19–20: “Also, many of those who had...

January 13th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Some have made assumptions and computed the value of the 50 thousand silver pieces, ...

Acts 18:27: “And when he [Apollos] desired...

January 12th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Apollos was a Jew who was "eloquent . . . and mighty in the ...

Acts 17:10–12: “Then the brethren immediately...

January 11th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul and Silas had to leave Thessalonica because the Jews were stirring the people ...

Acts 16:9–10: “And a vision appeared to Paul...

January 10th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Paul received a call to take the gospel to Europe, to a very tiny ...

Acts 15:39–40: “Then the contention became...

January 9th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We find here the fascinating story of Paul and Barnabas struggling to stay connected, ...

Acts 14:26: “From there they sailed to Antioch,...

January 8th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This phrase, "commended to the grace of God," should sound like sweet, cleansing music ...

Acts 13:48: “Now when the Gentiles heard this,...

January 7th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We love this Scripture that speaks so clearly of the sovereignty of God in ...

Acts 12:5,7: “Peter was therefore kept in prison,...

January 6th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
When the early church heard that Peter had been put in prison, they went ...

Acts 11:22,24: “Then news of these things came...

January 5th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Barnabas showed great grace in his warm acceptance of Saul of Tarsus (the Apostle ...

Acts 10:14: “But Peter said, ‘Not so,...

January 4th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We find a beautifully ironic oxymoron here. Who could suggest that God Almighty does ...

Acts 9:5: “And he said, ‘Who are You,...

January 3rd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Acts 9 records the conversion of Saul, the Apostle Paul. As he was traveling ...

Acts 8:14,26: “Now when the apostles who were...

January 2nd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
These 2 verses fit together because they tell the story of a man who ...

Acts 7:9: “And the patriarchs, becoming envious,...

January 1st, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
These 2 little words, "but God," are very important words. They are found 8 ...

Acts 6:8: “And Stephen, full of faith and power,...

December 31st, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
God desired to not only do miraculous signs through the apostles, but through other ...

Acts 5:29: “But Peter and the other apostles...

December 30th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This critical verse and its application must be clearly understood by every believer. The ...

Acts 4:13: “Now when they saw the boldness...

December 29th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Jewish leadership marveled, or as another translation says, "were astonished," because they could ...

Acts 3:6: “Then Peter said, ‘Silver and...

December 28th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Peter and John went to the temple, and a man who had been lame ...

Acts 2:1,4: “When the Day of Pentecost had...

December 27th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
There was a story some years back about a large cargo ship that strayed ...

Acts 1:14: “These all continued with one accord...

December 26th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
It is interesting that Jesus' mother and brothers were also there, praying and waiting ...

John 21:17: “He said to him the third time,...

December 25th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Notice that Jesus called him Simon, not Peter. Jesus hadn't called him Simon since ...

John 20:30–31: “And truly Jesus did many...

December 24th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
John is telling us that he was very selective of the events he chose ...

John 19:5: “Then Jesus came out, wearing the...

December 23rd, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Roman Procurator Pontius Pilate probably spoke to the crowd in Latin, and in ...

John 18:5–6: “They answered Him, ‘Jesus...

December 22nd, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
You have to love this passage, and when you get to heaven, you'll definitely ...

John 17:3: “And this is eternal life, that...

December 21st, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Eternal life is the greatest treasure ever offered to any person on earth. Jesus ...