Week 51 Planting Seeds of Faith

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 51 Scripture Readings: Acts 25-26 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 26:28-29 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Then Agrippa said to Paul, ‘Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?’ Paul replied, ‘Short time or long—I pray to God that not only… Continue reading Week 51 Planting Seeds of Faith

Week 49 Called to Witness for Christ

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 49 Scripture Readings: Acts 21-22 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 22:12-14 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “‘A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive… Continue reading Week 49 Called to Witness for Christ

Week 39 The Gift of the Holy Spirit

 By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 39 Scripture Readings: Acts 1-2 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 1:8, Acts 2:3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the… Continue reading Week 39 The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Week 36: A Good Name

Week 36: A Good Name Today’s Text: Proverbs 22 Key Text: Proverbs 22:1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. How important is your reputation to you? To the writer of Proverbs, the reputation was of great importance – “more desirable than great riches,”… Continue reading Week 36: A Good Name

Week 36: Build the House

Today’s Text: First Chronicles 20-22 Key Text: First Chronicles 22:11 “Now, my son, the LORD be with you, and may you have success and build the house of the LORD your God, as he said you would.” King David’s son was privileged like few men. He was hand-picked to “build the house of the LORD,”… Continue reading Week 36: Build the House

Not Our Timing

Key Texts: Acts 1:1-11 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.  After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing… Continue reading Not Our Timing

Nothing To Say

Key Texts: Acts 4:13-14 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.  When they saw the man who had been cured standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition.   Imagine: the… Continue reading Nothing To Say

Week 46 Sunday

Preaching in Prison Today’s scripture selection: Acts 15-16 Key Verses: Acts 16:22-31 The apostle Paul never missed a chance to preach.  He never overlooked an opportunity to share something – either in word or action – that would communicate something important about God. One great example of this was the night that Paul and one… Continue reading Week 46 Sunday