My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Acts 28

The final destination

So the island was Malta, and they were very friendly. Paul got bitten by a snake, and everyone thought he would die, but he was fine. Paul healed many there.

Three months later they head off for Rome. They caught up with Christians there. Paul had his own house and was simply guarded there. From there he called together the Jews and preached. Some believed, some didn't. He continued to preach.

Key verse:
31. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

My thoughts:
Acts has a pretty sudden ending. Paul in under a pretty weak house arrest, and has reached Rome. Either the book was written at this point, or in some way the story is the story of how the gospel reached Rome (though it did in fact reach Rome well before Paul got there). Paul's life get worse from here. Right now, his arrest isn't that bad, but with time he ends up truly in prison, rotting away. He is eventually martyred when the Romans started killing Christians, particularly the leaders.

The narrative of Acts spans over about 25 years. It's easy to forget this when reading it through.

Anywho! On to the letters!


Anonymous Mark said...

Hey Pete!

the Jehovah's Witnesses came back. They caught me unprepared but I showed them John 1:1 in my Bible & compared some bits in Revelation and Colossians that were different.

They seemed a little thrown off since they're probably used to a polite "no thanks I'm not religious" from most people.

And they want to come back next week. Think I might be giving them the wrong impression - maybe they think I'm a possible convert...

3:00 pm

Blogger Pete W said...

ha! Good ol' JWs. They'll keep coming as long as you're willing to talk to them.

10:54 pm


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