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Acts

Acts 19:1-5       NIV

January 22, 2021 – Friday Acts 19:1-5       NIV 1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples  2 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. 4 Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told…
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Acts 18:27-28       NIV

January 21, 2021 – Thursday Acts 18:27-28       NIV 27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.  28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah. Comment When Apollos went to Achaia, it was probably to Corinth in the region of…
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Acts 18:7-8       NIV

January 20, 2021 – Wednesday Acts 18:7-8       NIV 7 Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.  8 Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized. Comment Paul left Athens for Corinth traveling approximately 50 miles. While there he stayed with Aquila and his wife Prisicilla. They all worked together as tentmakers, working with…
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Acts 17:32-34       NIV

January 19, 2021 – Tuesday Acts 17:32-34       NIV 32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”  33 At that, Paul left the Council.  34 Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others. Comment When last we looked (verses 10-15) Paul escaped the Jews…
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Acts 17:10-15      NIV

January 18, 2021 – Monday Acts 17:10-15      NIV 10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.  11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.  12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a…
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Acts 17:1-4       NIV

January 15, 2021 – Friday Acts 17:1-4       NIV 1 When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.  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…
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Acts 16:29-31       NIV

January 14, 2021 – Thursday Acts 16:29-31       NIV 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.  30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Comment What happened you might ask? After all just a few verses back (13-15) Paul and his companions had accepted an invitation from Lydia to stay at…
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Acts 16:13-15       NIV

January 13, 2021 – Wednesday Acts 16:13-15       NIV 13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.  14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.  15 When…
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Acts 16:1-2       NIV

January 12, 2021 – Tuesday Acts 16:1-2       NIV 1 Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek.  2 The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.  3 Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. Comment The…
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Acts 15:30-35       NIV

January 11, 2021 – Monday Acts 15:30-35       NIV 30 So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.  31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message.  32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers.  33 After spending some time there, they were sent off by the believers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent…

Acts 15:1-2       NIV

January 08, 2021 – Friday Acts 15:1-2       NIV 1 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.”  2 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.  3 The church sent them on their…
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Acts 14:1-2       NIV

January 07, 2021 – Thursday Acts 14:1-2       NIV 1 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed.  2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. Comment At the end of chapter thirteen Paul and Barnabas were kicked out of Pisidian Antioch and went to Iconium. Today in chapter fourteen we discover they followed their…