Acts 12: 6: “And on the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.” How many people sleep the night before their execution? Not many, I’d bet, especially if they are wrapped in chains rather than a blanket. But even though St. Peter’s fellow apostle had just been martyred, he still had the peace that faith brings to us: faith to live (deliv
Job 12: 20, 24: “He deprives the trusted ones of speech, and takes away the discernment of the elders. He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth’s people, and makes them wander in a pathless waste.” If you know anyone who doesn’t believe the Bible, show them these verses, and they will change their mind. They are the undeniable explanation for what is going on in the world today. This is what the saying, “God gives people the leaders they deserve” is talking about.
Acts 11: 16: “I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” When you’re in a tight spot and don’t know what to do, learn this life hack from St. Peter: Remember the Word of the Lord. Fear not, the Holy Spirit will help you with that (John 14: 26; 16: 13). People may argue with you, but only a fool argues with God. 1) How did Saul’s life change? 2) How should we respond to suffering? 3) Why di
John 7: 48, 49: “No one of the rulers of rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has He? But this multitude which does not know the Law is accursed.” Were the Pharisees in touch with the people they served? They didn’t realize that Nicodemus, one of their number, believed in Jesus. And whose fault was it that the multitude did not know the Law? Wasn’t it the Pharisees’ job to teach them? No wonder Jesus gave them a hard time. Saturday, August 29: “Total Recall” Acts 11: 16:
Psalm 18: 6: “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry for help before Him came into His ears.” How did David know that God was his Rock, Fortress, and Deliverer (v. 1)? Because he had been delivered! If you never have any distress, you will never have a chance to know the salvation of God. Friday, August 28: “Problems at the Top” John 7: 48, 49: “No one of the rulers of rulers or Pharisees has believ