Acts

Acts

Acts

Acts 18:9    NIV

July 14, 2021 – Wednesday Acts 18:9    NIV 9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. Comment  One thing that jumps out is that Paul was afraid, otherwise there would be no need for God to speak to him in a vision telling him not to be afraid. Almost all the versions here say Do not be afraid, although a few say Do not fear which is basically…
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Acts 21:25      NIV

July 02, 2021 – Friday Acts 21:25      NIV 25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. Acts 21:25      ESV 25 But as for the Gentiles who have believed, we have sent a letter with our judgment that they should abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from…
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Acts 10:3-5      NIV

May 31, 2021 – Monday – Memorial Day USA Acts 10:3-5      NIV 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.  5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is…
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Acts 17:16-17       NIV

April 23, 2021 – Friday Acts 17:16-17       NIV 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.  17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. Acts 17:16-17       NASB 16 Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him…
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Acts 16:16-18       NIV

April 16, 2021 – Friday Acts 16:16-18       NIV 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.”  18 She kept this up…
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Acts 15:36-41        NIV

April 02, 2021 – Friday Acts 15:36-41        NIV 36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.”  37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,  38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. …
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Acts 11:19-21         NIV

February 17, 2021 – Wednesday 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 people believed and…
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Acts 28:23-24       NIV

February 04, 2021 – Thursday Acts 28:23-24       NIV 23 They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.  24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe. Comment Here we are in the…
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Acts 26:25-27       NIV

February 03, 2021 – Wednesday Acts 26:25-27       NIV 25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable.  26 The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner.  27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.” Comment When we last saw Paul, he was in custody…
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Acts 24:10-15       NIV

February 01, 2021 – Monday Acts 24:10-15       NIV 10 When the governor motioned for him to speak, Paul replied: “I know that for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defense.  11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.  12 My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or…
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Acts 10:1-6       NIV

January 29, 2021 Acts 10:1-6       NIV 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.  2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.  3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”  4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is…
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Acts 23:6-8       NIV

January 28, 2021 – Thursday Acts 23:6-8       NIV 6 Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, “My brothers, I am a Pharisee, descended from Pharisees. I stand on trial because of the hope of the resurrection of the dead.”  7 When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.  8 (The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there…