05/17/23 Daily Devotion – Remain true to the faith!

“They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. ‘We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,’ they said.” (Acts 14:21–22, NIV84) It isn’t easy! The […]

05/16/23 Daily Devotion – Stay in the fight!

“The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to […]

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, […]

05/07/23 Daily Devotion – We are ‘Christ’ians!

“Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.” Acts 11:25–26 (NIV84) I sure wish I had been there! […]

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 […]