Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Acts 23

I accidently slept in this morning so I don't have time to write anything. You can still comment below what you found interesting or what stuck out to you in this chapter.


Anonymous said...

And looking intently at the council, Paul said, " Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscious up to this day." Acts 23:1 (esv)

This verse stuck out to me today. Paul isn't saying that he is perfect so he can be in good conscious before God, the only reason Paul can say he is in good conscious is because he repents of his sins before the Lord and turns from them. He obeys God's commandments and teaches others about the Lord. Paul was one of the worst men in the Bible but he experienced life change. In turning from sin and turning to God and obeying His words we can also say that we are of good conscious before the Lord. Jackie i'm praying for you and i know you will do great. I hope you feel better! ~abby<3

Anonymous said...

Great points Abby! I love how in Acts 23: 23-24which says "Then he called two of the centurions and said, "Get ready two hundred soldiers, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go as far as Caesarea at the third hour of the night.  Also provide mounts for Paul to ride and bring him safely to Felix the governor."
This is pretty cool. The Roman empire is unknowingly protecting the greatest missionary since Jesus the world has ever known. If Paul dies at the hands of the Jews half the new testament doesn't get written. It is amazing how God intervenes on our behalf in ways we could never imagine. Seriously, 200 soldiers, 70 horseman, and 200 spearmen? God's resources are truly limitless. Hope all goes well today Jackie! Thanks, Mr. Tim

Nathan Coupleton said...

I thought it was cool how when Paul could have gone back to Jerusalem, he appealed to Caesar since that is where God wanted and told him to go to