Day 26: Paul’s belief that there will be a resurrection was connected to his specific trust in the resurrection of Jesus after his death on the cross. May the grace of the risen Christ inspire us to stand on His promises and trust on His plans for our lives.
Day 27: Today’s chapter shows Paul’s passion and boldness about spreading the Gospel. He was willing to face anything — even death. May we catch on to this kind of passion so we can change ourselves and the world.
Day 28: In the Acts chapter today, Paul declared his continued trust in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He did not retreat from his stand one inch, despite his long imprisonment for the sake of the gospel. We’re down to last few days of our Acts in 30 Days prayer devotions. Please continue to open your heart to the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Day 29: Paul believed God when there was nothing else to believe. He couldn’t believe the sailors, the ship, the sails, the wind, the centurion, human ingenuity or anything else – only God. He believed God in the midst of the storm, when circumstances were at their worst. The storm and the danger were real, but God was more real to Paul than the dreadful circumstances.
Day 20: In this chapter of Acts, Paul was seen afraid, fearing that his work in Corinth would be cut short by either opposing Jews or by the highly-charged worldliness around him. The solution to Paul’s fear was for him to obey Jesus’ command to not be afraid; and not keep silent in proclaiming God’s word. The call for us today remains the same–keep telling our stories of faith and God will equip us as we minister to people.
Day 22: What was it like for the apostle Paul to travel around the Roman Empire announcing the good news about the risen Jesus? What drove him to plant new Jesus communities in city after city, and how did people respond to his message? In our third video on the book of Acts, we’ll explore all of this and more!
Paul didn’t know what was ahead of him; he even had reason to believe it was bad. But that didn’t trouble him. May we have a faith like Paul’s–always trusting that God will go before him.
Understanding the Bible is stepping into a new world. If you’re confused, it’s okay. But there are things that you can consider to help you– the setting, and the bigger story.
Day 18: Today, we reflect on the lives of Paul and Silas. The jailer was so impressed by Paul and Silas – by the love they showed to him, and from their ability to take joy even in misery.
This is how God wants our lives to be–to reflect His love and draw people to Him. As we pause today, let us ask for heaven’s grace to encourage us to be living testimonies of God’s goodness here on earth.
Many of us may not really know why we need to be acquainted with the Holy Spirit. Why do we need to call on the Holy Spirit when we pray? Why do we need to invoke its presence in our lives?
The Holy Spirit is in each one of us. Let us acknowledge that presence as we dive into the Word and unleash this beautiful power in us to help us and strengthen us in our daily battles against sin.
In this brand new online prayer and scripture guide, we will walk you through the Book of Acts to help you build a deeper relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
Let us start a month-long Bible reading plan on the book of Acts. The idea is simple: Read one chapter of Acts a day for 30 days.
For today, this is what we encourage you to do:
1) Get your Bible and read Acts 1. You may also read it here: http://bit.ly/Acts1GNT
2) Watch this video.
3) Reflect and take down notes. While reading ACTS, write down what strikes you, and write any questions that may pop up, and finally, what message you feel God is telling you through the passages.
4) End your reading by praying a Psalm. For today, let’s read Psalm 1 (http://bit.ly/Psalm1GNT)
Be blessed as we start another prayer journey as one community.
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DAY 2: Let’s relive the first experience of the coming down of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and remember that the same power then is the same power in us now.