Paul Before Festus

Acts, Sermon Preparation

June 15, 2008 – Morning Worship

MondayActs 25:1-12; Job 35
Now we see Paul before Festus – What do we learn from this passage?

TuesdayIsaiah 1; Luke 18:9-14
Some say “it doesn’t matter which religion, just so you do religious things.” How should we respond?

WednesdayExodus 23:1-9; Luke 23:1-25; Galatians 1:10
What is one of the most common impediments to true justice?

ThursdayDaniel 3; Acts 25:1-12
Reread these familiar passages. How are Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego like Paul?

FridayDeuteronomy 7; I John 4:4
When facing injustice, powerful enemies, trials, etc. what should we

Paul’s Prison Ministry

Acts, Sermon Preparation

May 25, 2008 – Morning Worship

MondayActs 22:23-23:11
Consider Paul’s situation – anything surprising? What can we learn from this?

TuesdayExodus 22:1-23:9; Romans 13:1-7
In general, according to these passages, what is the role of civil government?

WednesdayActs 21:27-23:11; Ezra 6:1-12
Re-read this passage. Who cares more about truth and justice, Romans or Jews? What can we learn from this?

ThursdayActs 23:1, 24:16; II Corinthians 1:12, 4:2; I Timothy 1:3; Hebrews 13:18-19; Job 27:5-6
Paul, the foremost of sinners, had a clean conscience! How could this be?

FridayI Corinthians 15; II Corinthians 4:7-18
Why is the resurrection so crucial to us?

SaturdayDaniel 2; Ephesians 6:5-9; I Peter 3:15
Wherever we are, whatever we are doing, we should bear witness to Christ by word and deed. Are you aware of this? How can you apply this in all of your callings?

Paul’s Testimony

Acts, Sermon Preparation

May 18, 2008 – Morning Worship
(audio file)

MondayActs 21:27-22:22
Surprising opposition! Why surprising? (See 21:26) Consider Paul’s testimony – lessons for us?

TuesdayGenesis 13:1-13; 19:1-29; 50:1-21; Philippians 1:12-30
Why should we be slow to evaluate the rightness, success, usefulness, failure, etc. of our decisions and/or circumstances?

WednesdayNumbers 16; Matthew 12:22-32; I Peter 2:18-25
How should we respond when we are misunderstood, falsely accused, or slandered?

ThursdayActs 22:1-5; Philippians 3:3-11
Paul regularly refers to his past zeal for the law and his persecution of the church – why?

FridayExodus 3; Jeremiah 1; John 15:16
Ultimately what is it that radically changed Paul’s life and ours?

SaturdayJeremiah 26:1-15; 38:1-6; Mark 5:1-20; Matthew 27:1-30
Jeremiah and Jesus – God’s messengers! The people’s response was “go away” or “they do not deserve to live”, etc. Why such deep hostility?

Paul Heads to Jerusalem

Acts, Sermon Preparation

May 11, 2008 – Morning Worship
(audio file)

MondayActs 21:1-26; Genesis 32:1-21
How can we apply the lessons here to our lives?

TuesdayActs 5; Jeremiah 15; II Timothy 3:12
The Apostles saw the suffering in the name of Christ as an honor – do you? Why or why not?

WednesdayPhilippians 1; Isaiah 50
From Philippians 1, what was Paul’s greatest desire?

ThursdayLuke 11:1-13; Matthew 26:36-46
Jesus desired above all that God’s will be done. How can we desire His will above our own?

FridayIsaiah 2:1-5; Micah 4:1-5; Ephesians 2:11-22
What should we pray for and praise God for?

SaturdayI Corinthians 8-10
In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul says, “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some”. What did he mean? What didn’t he mean? How can we apply it?