‘Don’t be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar!”
“Roman law does not convict people without a trial. They must be given an opportunity to confront their accusers and defend themselves.”
“Be encouraged, Paul. Just as you have been a witness to me here in Jerusalem, you must preach the Good News in Rome as well.”
“Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but even to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.” When it was clear that we couldn’t persuade him, we gave up and said, “The Lord’s will be done.”
Wednesday Morning: 11 Dec 2019, Acts 17:16-18:17, 1 Thessalonians 1-2 ~ The perils and joys of church planting.
You received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you.
Wednesday Morning: 04 Dec 2019, Acts 7:1-8:13 ~ the martyrdom of Stephen and dispersion of the church
But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went.
Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he conquered death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.
While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven.