05/10/23 Daily Devotion – Let’s pray!

“So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.” (Acts 12:5, NIV84) I marvel at the spiritual maturity of this young Christian church. It had begun to experience heavy persecution. Even though Saul (Paul) had been converted to the faith, the persecution persisted from the Roman Empire and the […]

05/08/23 Daily Devotion – Be mindful of the enemy!

“It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.” (Acts 12:1–3, […]

05/05/23 Daily Devotion – God does NOT show favoritism!

“Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism.'” (Acts 10:34, NIV84) This had to be tough to say. It came from a man who was raised in a culture of people who described themselves as God’s “chosen” people. When this encounter with Cornelius was over, Peter […]

05/03/23 Daily Devotion – Jesus changed everything!

“‘Surely not, Lord!’ Peter replied. ‘I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.’ The voice spoke to him a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.'” (Acts 10:14–15, NIV84) The Gentile soldier, Cornelius, had had the vision that he needed to send messengers to Peter. At the same time, Peter was […]

04/16/23 Daily Devotion – Filled with the Holy Spirit!

“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” (Acts 4:31, NIV84) Peter and John had just been released from prison and all the believers gathered in “one mind” to pray for the leaders of this new […]