GodSpeak – Acts 13:16 to14:28 – July 2-7

Acts 13:16 to 14:28

In our readings this week, Paul and Barnabas are on a missionary journey. The Gospel provokes different responses in different places, but their mission remains the same.

Monday, July 2      Read Acts 13:16-52. Several times in Acts we’ve seen the phrase “and all who were appointed to eternal life believed”. What does that mean? Why is it comforting?

Tuesday, July 3     Read Acts 14:1-28. Paul, in preaching to the people of Lystra, tells them that God has not left himself without testimony. What testimony does God have?

Wednesday, July 4     After reviewing Acts 13Acts 14, Read Romans 8:18-39. The apostles lived each day for the Lord. What motivated Paul to continue to serve the Lord through all his suffering?

Thursday, July 5     After reviewing Acts 13Acts 14, Read Habakkuk 1:1-17. Sometimes it can seem like our prayers are not answered in the way we want them to be. Is that part of the “now but not yet” future glory that Paul spoke of in Romans 8?

Friday, July 6      After reviewing Acts 13Acts 14, Read Romans 1:1-32. Paul opens Romans by detailing God’s wrath against sinful mankind. How is God’s wrath dealt according to Paul? Is God’s wrath an active wrath or a passive one?

Saturday, July 7      After reviewing Acts 13Acts 14, Read John 15:1-17. Jesus said “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” What does it mean to lay down one’s life. Is that an life-ending choice or a constant, daily self-sacrificing love?

Bethel Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN – bethelstpaul.com


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