Friday, July 12, 2013

Week 7, Day 4 Devotional

Day Four:
Read: Acts 14:1-28

1)    In verses 1-4 Luke says that the apostles spoke with convincing speech and performed many signs yet the people of Iconium were still divided.  Can you see that you can’t force someone to accept the gospel?  Have you come to this realization?

2)       What do the people of Lystra do when Paul heals the crippled man?             
a.        They praise God
b.       They claim Paul is Hermes and Barnabas is Zeus
c.        They cower in fear
d.       They drop to their knees in prayer

3)      The way the people of Lystra react to the amazing act of Paul is not unlike we as humans react when God acts in our lives.  Often times we thank and worship the created rather than the Creator.  How does this manifest in your life?

To Memorize:
"Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.”
Acts 14:15 (ESV)

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