in the presence of God – 1250

17 when we had come to jerusalem, the brothers received us gladly. 18 on the following day paul went in with us to james, and all the elders were present. 19 after greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the gentiles through his...

in the presence of God – 1249

after these days we got ready and went up to jerusalem. and some of the disciples from caesarea went with us, bringing us to the house of mnason of cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge. [acts 21:15-16]   the first thing that comes to mind when i...

in the presence of God – 1248

while we were staying for many days, a prophet named agabus came down from judea. and coming to us, he took paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, “thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘this is how the jews at jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt...

in the presence of God – 1247

on the next day we departed and came to caesarea, and we entered the house of philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. he had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied. [acts 21:8-9]   for some reason, i have trouble fathoming this...

in the presence of God – 1246

when we had finished the voyage from tyre, we arrived at ptolemais, and we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for one day. [acts 21:7]   obedience in the mundane — comes from remembering the war and knowing the Majestic One!   not every day is...

in the presence of God – 1245

when our days there were ended, we departed and went on our journey, and they all, with wives and children, accompanied us until we were outside the city. and kneeling down on the beach, we prayed and said farewell to one another. then we went on board the ship, and...