Living the D*sh

For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 28:30-31, NIV) This is how the book of Acts ends (can you believe we went through the […]

Heart Problems

And after they had argued back and forth among themselves, they left with this final word from Paul: “The Holy Spirit was right when he said to your ancestors through Isaiah the prophet,  ‘Go and say to this people: When you hear what I say, you will not understand. When you see what I do, […]

Take Courage

We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.  From there we set sail and arrived at Rhegium. The next day the south wind came up, and on the following day we reached Puteoli.  There we found some brothers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.  […]

Castor, Pollux, and Vomit

After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island. It was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. (Acts 28:11, NIV) Paul’s back on his way to Rome, where God said he would take him. It was a long, arduous, dangerous […]

I Believe in Miracles

Once our hero, Paul, and the other castaways washed up on the shore of Malta, we read what happened next: As Paul gathered a bundle of brushwood and put it on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself to his hand. When the local people saw the creature hanging […]

Warm and Friendly

The soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners so that no one could swim off and escape. But the centurion kept them from carrying out their plan because he wanted to save Paul, so he ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land.  The rest were to follow, some on […]