Acts 28:1-31 NIV 28 Once safely on shore, we found out that the islandwas called Malta. 2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. 3 Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the… Read More »Acts Part 40: With All Boldness and Without Hindrance
Acts 27:1-44 NIV 27 When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Imperial Regiment. 2 We boarded a ship from Adramyttium about to sail for ports along the coast of… Read More »Acts Part 39: Jesus in the Storm
Acts 25:1-27 NIV 25 Three days after arriving in the province, Festuswent up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, 2 where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul. 3 They requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for… Read More »Acts Part 38: A Pulpit of Persecution
Acts 24:1-27 NIV 24 Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor. 2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: “We have enjoyed… Read More »Acts Part 37: Righteousness, Self-Control and the Judgment to Come
Acts 23:1-35 NIV 23 Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” 2 At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. 3 Then Paul said to him, “God will… Read More »Acts Part 36: God Will Deliver You!
Acts 22:1-23:11 NIV 22 1 “Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense.” 2 When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet. Then Paul said: 3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia,but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law… Read More »Acts Part 35: Testify!
Acts 21:17-40 NIV 17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. 19 Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his… Read More »Acts Part 34: Jerusalem, You Who Kill the Prophets
Acts 21:1-15 NIV 21 After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. 3 After sighting… Read More »Acts Part 33: On to Jerusalem
Acts 20:1-38 NIV 20 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia. 2 He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece, 3 where he stayed three months. Because… Read More »Acts Part 32: A Shepherd’s Heart for the Church
Acts 19:8-41 NIV 8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. 9 But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily… Read More »Acts Part 31: Revival and Riot