Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020


Acts 21:27-28

April 30, 2020 – Thursday Acts 21:27-28 NIV 27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him,  28 shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.” Comment Paul had recently returned to Jerusalem from…

Acts 18:12-13

April 29, 2020 – Wednesday Acts 18:12-13 NIV 12  While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of Corinth made a united attack on Paul and brought him to the place of judgment.  13 “This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.” Comment Once again we have no mention of the word persecution, but as we will see there was indeed persecution of Christians in Corinth. Paul had great confidence though as God…

Acts 17:2-4

April 28, 2020 – Tuesday Acts 17:2-4 NIV 2 As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah,” he said. 4 Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas,as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few prominent women.  …

Hebrews 2:15

April 27, 2020 – Monday Hebrews 2:15 NIV 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. Hebrews 2:15 NKJV 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Comment Earlier today I simply could not get going on the verse of the day after food pick up from the Life Enrichment Center (LEC) in Dayton. Plus I banged my head pretty good on the liftgate of the SUV…

Luke 18:1, 9, 15

April 24, 2020 – Friday Luke 18:1, 9, 15 NIV                                                                                                                                              …

Acts 16:23-24

April 23, 2020 – Thursday Acts 16:23-24   NIV 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.  24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. Comments While the word persecution is not used, it is Paul and Silas who were flogged, thrown into prison, and had their feet fastened in the stocks. Sounds like persecution to me since…

Acts 13:49-52

April 22, 2020 – Wednesday Acts 13:49-52 NIV         49 The word of the Lord spread through the whole region.  50 But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.  51 So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium.  52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Comment…

Acts 12:1-4

April 21, 2020 – Tuesday Acts 12:1-4 NIV 1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over…

Acts 11:19-21

April 20, 2020 – Monday Acts 11:19-21 NIV 19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. 20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of…

Acts 9:1-6

Acts 9:1-6 NIV 1Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4He fell to the ground and heard a voice say…

Act 7:51-53

April 16, 2020 – Thursday Acts 7:51-53 NIV 51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered Him— 53 you who have received the law that was given through angels but have not obeyed it.” Comment…

Acts 5:12-16

April 15, 2020 – Wednesday Acts 5:12-16  NIV 12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.  13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.  14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.  15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that…
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