Bible in 90 Days Day 81 Using the SOAP Method
Acts 17 to Acts 28: 1 - 16
17 When we were ignorant of our sin, God ignored it, but now that we know, God calls us to repent
18 God tells Paul not to be afraid, and not to hold his peace
19 If people cast out demons, they must do it in the name of Christ, not in their own names
20 God calls church leaders to care for their churches because God has purchased the church with His blood
21 Paul was held captive and bound over for punishment
22 Paul escaped punishment by scourging only to be held over for another punishment
23 Paul continues to be persecuted because he stands for God
24 Paul’s struggles and persecution continues
25 Paul’s persecution is described as unjust
26 Paul testifies about his persecution
27 Paul’s testimony continues
28 Paul continues and testifies that he has continually been tried, found innocent and held over again for trial
This section of scriptures is hopeful to me because it gives examples of a person being persecuted unjustly, but continuing to stand strong and continue on in the fight. It is helpful because today many times we are falsely accused, persecuted and tried. We must continue on and fight forward. We need to realize that the Bible contains role models for us in our current struggles.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your many blessings and for keeping me safe. Please continue to give me strength and encouragement so that I can continue on in the fight for right.