Week 41 Persecution for Faith in Jesus

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 41 Scripture Readings: Acts 5-6 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 5:17-21 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. But during… Continue reading Week 41 Persecution for Faith in Jesus

Week 27: Rejoice in the Lord

Today’s Text: Philippians 3-4 Key Verse: 3:1 “Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord.” The apostle Paul was a man who experienced many things in his life. Early on, he was well trained in the Jewish law, extremely well trained. He was zealous about his faith, and became a persecutor of followers of… Continue reading Week 27: Rejoice in the Lord

Scattered and Faithful

Key Text: Acts 8:4-8 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.  Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there.  When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said.  For with shrieks, impure spirits came out… Continue reading Scattered and Faithful

Week 42 Sunday

Scattered But Not Defeated Today’s scripture selection: Acts 7-8 Key Verse: Acts 8:4 “Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” One of the things I find encouraging about the early church’s history is that persecution seemed to only strengthen it. They were no strangers to challenges.  They were, from the beginning,… Continue reading Week 42 Sunday