Category Archives: dependence upon God

shore leave

shore leave Acts 27:1-12 (JDV) Acts 27:1 When it was decided that we were to sail to Italy, they handed over Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Imperial Regiment. Acts 27:2 When we had … Continue reading

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ridiculous

ridiculous Acts 25:1-22 (JDV) Acts 25:1 Three days after Festus set foot in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.Acts 25:2 The chief priests and the leaders of the Jews presented their case against Paul to him; and … Continue reading

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no coincidences

no coincidences Acts 23:12-22 (JDV) Acts 23:12 When it was morning, the Jews formed a mob and bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. Acts 23:13 There were more than forty who … Continue reading

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the next step in his plan

the next step in his plan Acts 22:30-23:11 (JDV) Acts 22:30 The next day, since he wanted to find out exactly why Paul was being accused by the Jews, he released him and instructed the chief priests and all the … Continue reading

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following God into the darkness

following God into the darkness Acts 18:18-23 (JDV) Acts 18:18 After staying for some time, Paul said farewell to the brothers and sisters and sailed away to Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved his head at Cenchreae because … Continue reading

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change from the norm

change from the norm Acts 18:1-17 (JDV) Acts 18:1 After these things happened, he left Athens and went to Corinth, Acts 18:2 and he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with … Continue reading

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tears into prayers

tears into prayers Acts 12:1-5 (JDV) Acts 12:1 About that period King Herod forced abusive hands on some who belonged to the congregation, Acts 12:2 and he took James out, John’s brother, using a sword. Acts 12:3 When he saw … Continue reading

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the same gift

the same gift Acts 11:1-18 (JDV) Acts 11:1 The missionaries and the brothers and sisters who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles had also welcomed the word of God. Acts 11:2 When Peter went up to Jerusalem, those promoting … Continue reading

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divine direction

divine direction Acts 10:9-33 (JDV) Acts 10:9 The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the roof about noon. Acts 10:10 He became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they … Continue reading

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pre-work

pre-work Acts 10:1-8 (JDV) Acts 10:1 There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment. Acts 10:2 He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did … Continue reading

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