Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Paul had the right idea. Paul always had his compass set on seeking God and he knew that as long as he was in pursuit of God, God would place him in the right direction. Who or what are you pursuing?
Seek God, not just because it is right, but because it is also smart.
Make seeking God your goal. Pursue Him hard!
Become empty and clean. A vessel God can fill and use. More on this theme will be coming…soon!
Today’s Reading Assignment – Acts 27 – 28
“But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down. For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me, and he said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.’ So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said. But we will be shipwrecked on an island.” Acts 27:22-26
“And after they had argued back and forth among themselves, they left with this final word from Paul: “The Holy Spirit was right when he said to your ancestors through Isaiah the prophet,
‘Go and say to this people:
When you hear what I say,
you will not understand.
When you see what I do,
you will not comprehend.
For the hearts of these people are hardened,
and their ears cannot hear,
and they have closed their eyes—
so their eyes cannot see,
and their ears cannot hear,
and their hearts cannot understand,
and they cannot turn to me
and let me heal them.’ Acts 28:25-27
He Broke it and Began to Eat (27:1-44)
Track the course of their trip on a map. (1-8) What was obvious to Paul? Why would the owner and the ship captain object?
What happened? (13-20) Why did Paul wait so long before he gave his advice again? (21) What good news did he have? What does verse 23 mean? What does verse 24 mean?
What did Paul have faith in? What did they still have to do?
What did the sailors try to do? How did Paul know what he knew? (31) How does Paul’s demeanor differ from the rest on the ship? What does it tell us in the way Paul eat? What does their landing tell us?
He Preached the Kingdom (28:1-31)
Where did they end up? (1-2) What happened to Paul? What did the islanders expect? How is this typical human thinking even in our day? When their predictions proved wrong how did they change their minds? What would people today say and why?
How was the love and grace of Jesus displayed through Paul? (7-10)
How and when did they finally arrive in Rome? (11-14) What does the greeting they experienced tell us?
What was the first thing Paul did and why? (28:17-20) Why do you think they had not heard of anything? What were the Jews in Rome curious about?
How does Luke sum up Paul’s message? (23) How did they respond to Paul and what did he reveal about the unbelievers? (24-27) What was the result? What did Paul continue to boldly do for two whole years while under house arrest?