Acts

Acts

Acts

Acts 28:17-20

May 07, 2020 – Thursday Acts 28:17-20 NIV 17 Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans.  18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.  19 The Jews objected, so I was compelled to make an appeal to Caesar. I certainly…
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Acts 25:1-5

May 06, 2020 – Wednesday Acts 25:1-5 NIV  1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem,  2 where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul.  3 They requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.  4 Festus answered, “Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.  5 Let some of your…
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Acts 23:27-30

May 05, 2020 – Tuesday Acts 23:27-30 NIV 27 This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen.  28 I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin.  29 I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment.  30 When I…

Act 23:12-15

May 04, 2020 – Monday Acts 23:12-15 NIV 12 The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.  13 More than forty men were involved in this plot.  14 They went to the chief priests and the elders and said, “We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul.  15 Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on…
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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…
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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…
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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.  …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…