Posts from November 2017 (Page 2)

Posts from November 2017 (Page 2)

November 14, 2017

This week our devotions will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic if God is good, why is there evil?   The Bible is the most honest book ever written. Page after page are real stories about real people with real struggles and a real God who alone can really help. One of the most real books of the Bible is Habakkuk. In it, we read the…

November 13, 2017

This week our devotions will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic if God is good, why is there evil?   At various points in life, we inevitably arrive at seasons where we have a God-sized problem. Something (or someone) is too big for us to bear, and the situation is out of our hands. When that time comes, we have two options. One: we…

November 10, 2017

  Acts 28: 1-31   Here is how the whole thing ends. And it is huge. God was faithful. Paul made it to Rome. He preached. He was there two years teaching, preaching, and sharing the gospel. Just as God said would happen.   The Bible is full of examples like this. God makes a promise. Circumstances make the promise seem impossible. God’s faithfulness prevails…

November 9, 2017

Acts 27:1-44   Paul was on his way to Rome when they had ship troubles. They went against good advice and sailed into the sea when the conditions were rough and they faced terrible storms because of it. They were scared they were going to die and everyone was making really impulsive decisions.   It’s important to note a few things in this chapter. First, Paul’s…

November 8, 2017

Acts 25:13 – 26:32   It’s a huge text to tackle, I know, but it’s beautiful. Paul was finally able to speak his peace, make his claim, and share about his innocence to someone who could do something about it. Paul tells of the drama he was brought there for, declares his innocence, and then he just keeps talking. He tells them about his conversion. He tells…

November 7, 2017

Acts 25: 1-12   The new guy in town didn’t know Paul. He didn’t know the story. All he heard were vicious lies and deceit about who Paul was and what he had done. For days on end, he spent time with the religious leaders as they tried so hard to persuade them to see things their way. They were doing their best to bias his opinion of Paul before he ever laid eyes on…

November 6, 2017

Acts 24:1-27   Paul finally got his day. He was able to speak his piece here. He had been dragged around and beaten over a false accusation and finally, before a Roman authority Paul was able to speak. He did so clearly. He did so boldly. He simply asked them, what did you see? You heard rumors, and you listened to liars, but what did YOU see that gives reason for…

November 3, 2017

Acts 23:23-35   Paul had clearly won favor with the Roman centurion. He was staying under his protection while the Jews attempted to have him imprisoned and killed.   They came up with a plot to kill him and gathered together 40 men sworn to kill Paul. They came up with a plan to have Paul moved and when the Romans were moving him, they would ambush the men and…

November 2, 2017

Acts 22:30 – 23:11   If you’re one of the people who only reads the devotional and not the text, go read the text today. It’s amazing. Paul was so good at seeing people, their hang-ups, and their hearts. The crowd of religious leaders who were accusing him and asking for his death were divided among themselves. He knew that these two groups hated each other…

November 1, 2017

Acts 22:22-29   People who don’t like you, or what you stand for, will sometimes stop at nothing to shut you up. Especially when the things your faith calls you to live for are in direct opposition to theirs.   In this passage, Paul was speaking truth but they couldn’t stand it. They rashly called for him to be pulled down and flogged. They were ready to punish…
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