In this conclusion to Acts, Paul has an unexpected layover in Malta on the way to Rome. God has a purpose for it. God also has a purpose for the unplanned stops in your life too. Part 20 from Acts 28.
Paul has a promise from God he is going to Rome. Yet everything is going wrong on the journey and it looks impossible. It is in the shipwrecks of life when we learn to fully trust the promises of God. Part 19 from Acts 27.
Under arrest, Paul stands before powerful and corrupt people. He never wastes an opportunity to put in a good word for Jesus. Don’t waste your opportunities either. Part 18 from Acts 24-26.
As Paul pursues his mission, the struggles will increase. Don’t be caught off-guard when following Jesus is hard and costly. Jesus is with you in the storm. Part 17 from Acts 20-23.
Goodbyes can be hard. It was for Paul as he left Ephesus. But in the goodbye there was an opportunity for ministry we can learn from. Part 16 from Acts 20.
The gospel enters a city of great learning. Paul has the opportunity to share the most important information in the world. Part 15 from Acts 19.
Corinth was a rough place to try and start a church. Paul starts his ministry there in the marketplace. Your career may also be your calling to minister in a difficult environment. Part 14 from Acts 18.
It’s easy to be dismayed with the state of the world. How is a Christian to respond to an increasingly secular world? Paul’s visit to Athens offers us a helpful and hopeful path forward. Part 13 from Acts 17.
Disruptions are frustrating. But what if God is the one frustrating your plans? Learning to recognize God’s hand in our roadblocks is the key to being redirected to accomplish his purposes. Part 12 from Acts 16.
In the earliest days of the church a massive dispute arose over how people were saved. Faith alone? Do we still have to keep the law? Their ability to sort this out meant the gospel would stay good news. Part 11 from Acts 15.
God assembled an incredible church in Antioch and gave them leaders to disciple them. The Holy Spirit selects two of them to be sent into the nations. It is a lesson for us in listening to and obeying the voice of the Holy Spirit. Part 10 from Acts 13.
The gospel encountered many cultural, national, and racial barriers. Yet none of these were too big for God to breakthrough. The first obstacle was his own people. Part 9 from Acts 10.