Today’s reading is Acts 14-15.
Paul and Barnabas preached in Iconium, but unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against them. What did Paul and Barnabas do? “They remained their a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord…” Some Gentiles misunderstood and tried to deify Paul and Barnabas. What did they do? They kept proclaiming the gospel of God. Jews came and stoned Paul. What did they do? They kept on teaching the Word. And then I think of the number of times I avoided teaching the Word to someone. What a reminder. God’s gospel saves. Never give up on it and never quit proclaiming it.
Tomorrow’s reading is Acts 16-17
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, here is a great opportunity for deeper Bible study for you. At this point, you’ve read through the first section of Acts with the accounts of Peter, his preaching, and the success of the gospel through him. Now, as the book turns to Paul, see if you can pick up on the similarities between Peter’s work and Paul’s. For instance, in Acts 13 Paul uses some of the same Old Testament passages as Peter did in his Acts 2 sermon. Then in Acts 14, Paul heals a lame man just like Peter did in Acts 3. As you keep reading with us, see if you can find more similarities in order to learn that this book is not really about Peter and Paul but about the God who uses Peter and Paul and the Word He gave that always wins.
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