“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 30

'When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 30

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 29

“And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had completed their service, bringing with them John, whose other name was Mark. Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 29

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 28

'Now when Herod was about to bring Peter out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 28

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 27

"Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius). So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. And they did … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 27

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 26

"Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus.  And the hand of … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 26

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 25

“Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” But Peter began and explained it to them in order: “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 25

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 24

“While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can anyone … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 24

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 23

'Now while Peter was greatly puzzled about what to make of the vision that he had seen, suddenly the men sent by Cornelius appeared. They were asking for Simon’s house and were standing by the gate. They called out to ask whether Simon, who was called Peter, was staying there. While Peter was still thinking about the … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 23

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 22

'At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 22

“Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 21

'Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially … Continue reading “Begin Again”: A Weekly Devotional for a New Year, Week 21