November 9, 2014
Paul was appointed to be a “servant and witness” (v. 16). As disciples, we have no higher calling or greater privilege than to be servant-witnesses for Jesus Christ.
November 2, 2014
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is superior to God’s prophets and servants, the angels. If the Law revealed by God’s prophets and angels punished those who disobeyed, we must not turn away from faith in God’s Son. His incarnation and suffering for sin makes him the perfect Brother Priest.
November 2, 2014
The Jews were up to their same plots, the officials were up to their same tricks, Paul was committed to the same gospel, and Christ is still advancing his Word through his servants.
October 26, 2014
While Paul exposes their charges as false, he shows that his love for God is true. What Paul did “confess” to is what we should all be “guilty” of.
October 12, 2014
Behind all these plots to kill and attempts to save, God is working out his purpose in and through Paul as he does through us today.
October 5, 2014
Paul could say, “I am ready…to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus” (21:13). Can we say with the same resolve that we are ready to live for him? Part 1
September 28, 2014
How can we rightly evaluate a ministry? What is the correct measure of a ministry? We must minister a cross-centered message in a cross-centered way. The Wisdom of God (vv. 6–12) Spiritual wisdom is from God (vv. 6, 8, 9). Spiritual wisdom is a mystery (v. 7). Spiritual wisdom is imparted by the Holy Spirit (vv. 10–12). […]
September 26, 2014
Jesus’ followers have trials. But Jesus is worthy of our trust. We must persevere in faith in Jesus Christ. We persevere because Christ is preserving us.
September 21, 2014
Only God can change a heart and make it receptive. All we can do is obey Christ’s command pray for a good harvest!
September 14, 2014
Obedience to Christ does not mean we always avoid hardship, but it means we never walk alone. Paul was bold under fire, and God used him to deliver a powerful message. Part 1