Paul and his friend Barnabas begin to spread the Good News about Jesus beyond Israel. They go up north and west through what is now the country of Turkey. One of the features of the book of Acts is that the Apostles perform miracles, as Jesus did—and they suffer persecutions, just as Jesus did.
A crippled man is healed by Paul. The local people think that Paul and Barnabas are some more gods to add to their list of many gods. Paul and Barnabas take the chance to tell these people about the one true God. The people are so happy with these two blessed apostles—but look what happens. Just like some in the crowd that cheered for Jesus when he went into Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy Week and who turned against him on Good Friday, the same thing happens to Paul. They stone him and leave him for dead. But look! He just gets up and keeps on traveling and preaching!
Will you live today trusting that God who raised Jesus to life and who brought Paul back from near death, will be your champion God to love and protect you?
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament except the Gospels.
In the Easter Season we read from the Book of Acts
This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick