Today’s Tasting: Acts 11-12
Acts 11:1-18: Gentiles received the Word of God. New Believers in Joppa received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 11:19-30: “In Antioch the disciples were first called Christians, meaning, “little christs” (see Acts 11:26 ESV).
Acts 12:1-5: Great sufferings started when James was killed and Peter was imprisoned. Yet, Peter was rescued this time.
Acts 12:20-25: Herod died. But God continued to use people to spread the message of the gospel.
“The Word of God increased and multiplied” (Acts 12:24 ESV).
Today’s Nourishment: Has the Word of God increased and multiplied in your life to make an impact on others that they call you Christian?
While there are some powerful passages defining The Word of God, I have added a few that may help you see what power they hold in a person’s life when applied:
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever…so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 40:8 ESV; 55:10-11 ESV).
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1: 1-5 ESV).
“For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 ESV).
“He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is the Word of God” (Revelation 19: 13 ESV).
“The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times” (Psalm 12:6).
“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you…I will not forget your word…give me life according to your word…strengthen me according to your word…I trust in your word…those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word…forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed…how sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth…your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path…the sum of your word is truth…give me understanding according to your word…deliver me according to your word…my tongue will sing of your word” (Psalm 119:11, 16, 25, 28, 42, 74, 89, 103, 105, 160, 169-170, 172 ESV).
“Your words were found, and I ate them, and they became to me a joy and the delight of my heart” (Jeremiah 15:16 ESV).
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Tomorrow’s Delight: Acts 13-14
Carolyn Marlowe, CCLC
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