Category Archives: Acts

January 12 – God’s Will – God’s will and you

Read Acts 16:1-10 Two times the Holy Spirit told Paul, Silas, and Timothy “no.”  Next came a voice and a vision.  Clearly, God was directing the three of them according to His will. Although I don’t know exactly what those promptings … Continue reading

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January 4 – God uses crisis to move people – Changing hearts

Read: Acts 9:15-16; Acts 14:22; II Cor. 11:23-29 Saul of Tarsus. The best of the best. Sincere. Zealous. Smart. Highly educated. Passionate in his zeal for God. And dead wrong. Suffering is central to Saul’s story. It starts with him inflicting suffering on the church … Continue reading

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January 3 – God uses crisis to move people – Geographically

READ: Genesis 45:5; Genesis 46:1-4; Acts 8:1 My thoughts on the subject of crisis have evolved a lot since a year ago, when I was first approached by Encompass World Partners about developing a Crisis Response ministry. To be honest, at that time … Continue reading

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November 9 – Prison Letters – Your Story

Read Acts 9:1-31 I suppose it is the ultimate irony.  The one, who, for some time, hated anything and anyone having to do with Christ, would himself embrace Jesus as his own Messiah.  The one, who was antagonistic towards any and … Continue reading

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November 8 – Prison Letters – The Name of Jesus

Read Acts 3:1-4:31 In anticipation of President Obama’s first inauguration, there were perhaps more questions about the inaugural prayer than any other aspect of the milestone event.  President Obama, you see, had asked evangelical pastor Rick Warren to offer the prayer.  … Continue reading

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October 23 – Prison Letters – Parental Concern

Read Acts 20:13-38 Though Paul wasn’t their biological parent, he was, in many ways, a spiritual father to believers in Ephesus.  For more than two years, he had provided positive, on-site spiritual impulses.  But he had to leave them.  Some time … Continue reading

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October 22 – Prison Letters – Making a Strong Church

Read Acts 19:1-20:1 In our current devotional series, we are looking at the “prison epistles” of Paul.  These are letters written in the early 60’s a.d. by Paul while he was in prison in Rome.  During that time, he wrote letters … Continue reading

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