Mistaken Identity

37 As he was about to be brought into the barracks, Paul said to the commander, “Am I allowed to say something to you?” He replied, “Do you know Greek?38 Aren’t you the Egyptian who raised a rebellion some time ago and led 4,000 Assassins into the desert?”39 Paul said, “I am a Jewish man […]

I Am Third

Acts 21:21-26 (NLT) 21 But the Jewish believers here in Jerusalem have been told that you are teaching all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn their backs on the laws of Moses. They’ve heard that you teach them not to circumcise their children or follow other Jewish customs.22 What should we do? […]


Acts 21:17-21 (HCSB) 17 When we reached Jerusalem, the brothers welcomed us gladly.18 The following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present.19 After greeting them, he related one by one what God did among the Gentiles through his ministry.20 When they heard it, they glorified God and said, […]

Friendliness is next to Godliness

Acts 21:17 (HCSB) 17 When we reached Jerusalem, the brothers welcomed us gladly.  I remember years ago, before we were in our church building, Christine and I were sitting with a college girl at the Rangers game on a church outing.  In the course of our conversation she told us that our church wasn’t a […]


Acts 21:10-14 (HCSB) 10 While we were staying there many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.11 He came to us, took Paul’s belt, tied his own feet and hands, and said, “This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews in Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this […]

On Thanksgiving

Acts 21:4-6 (HCSB) 4 So we found some disciples and stayed there seven days. They said to Paul through the Spirit not to go to Jerusalem.5 When our days there were over, we left to continue our journey, while all of them, with their wives and children, escorted us out of the city. After kneeling […]