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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...

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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 and...

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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...

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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 filled...

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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...

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in the presence of God – 1244

and through the Spirit they were telling paul not to go on to jerusalem. [acts 21:1-4]   this seems like a contradiction in scripture, because a few passages earlier, paul states that:  and now, behold, I am going to jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not...

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in the presence of God – 1243

and when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to cos, and the next day to rhodes, and from there to patara. and having found a ship crossing to phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. when we had come in sight of cyprus, leaving it on the...

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in the presence of God – 1242

and when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. and there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced paul and kissed him, being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. and they...

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in the presence of God – 1241

therefore be alert, remembering that for three years i did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. and now i commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are...

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in the presence of God – 1239

be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood. - [acts 20:38]   guarding the flock   the final words of paul to the church at...

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