Powered by 4 - April 16, 2012

 

Full Force Ahead

today's reading.
Acts 21:1-26     And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara...

the blog.
Paul received some pretty tough news on his travels--that he was going to be bound and arrested for the sake of spreading the Gospel (vs. 10-11). But did it change his plans? Did it dilute his enthusiasm for the Lord? Absolutely not. How Paul responded was impressive. "What are you doing weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus" (vs. 13). 

So what did this passage show you about opposition to God's work and responding to it? And if you've had any personal experiences in this area, we'd love to hear about it. Tami W.

P.S. Today we begin a new series on Back to the Back called Postcards from Paul. So if you're looking to go a little deeper into Acts, join us.

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