Category Archives: discernment

calm in crisis

calm in crisis Acts 27:13-26 (JDV) Acts 27:13 When a gentle south wind sprang up, they thought they had achieved their purpose. They weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete.Acts 27:14 But before long, a fierce wind called … 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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two year fiasco

two year fiasco Acts 24:1-27 (JDV) Acts 24:1 Five days later Ananias the high priest came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus. These men presented their case against Paul to the governor. Acts 24:2 When Paul was … Continue reading

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unwanted down time

unwanted down time Acts 23:23-35 (JDV) Acts 23:23 He called for two of his centurions and said, “Get two hundred soldiers ready with seventy cavalry and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. Acts 23:24 Also provide … 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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false starts

false starts Acts 16:6-10 (JDV) Acts 16:6 They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia; they had been forbidden by the Sacred Breath to speak the word in Asia. Acts 16:7 When they came to Mysia, they tried to … Continue reading

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unteaching

unteaching Acts 15:22-35 (JDV) Acts 15:22 Then the missionaries and the elders, with the whole congregation, decided to select men who were among them and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas, called Barsabbas, and Silas, both … Continue reading

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just like us

just like us Acts 14:8-20 (JDV) Acts 14:8 In Lystra a man was sitting who was without strength in his feet, had never walked, and had been lame from birth. Acts 14:9 He listened as Paul spoke. After looking directly … Continue reading

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letting them go

letting them go Acts 13:1-3 (JDV) Acts 13:1 Now in the congregation at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. Acts 13:2 … Continue reading

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patience to keep knocking

patience to keep knocking Acts 12:6-19 (JDV) Acts 12:6 When Herod was about to bring him out for trial, that very night Peter, tied up with two chains, is sleeping between two soldiers, while the sentries in front of the … Continue reading

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