1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4, Acts 24:1-27, Psalms 4:1-8, Proverbs 18:16-18
Today is the 6th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you as we bring another workweek to a close. And we’ll take the next step forward in the Scriptures. We’ve been reading from The Voice Translation this week and we’ll pick up where we left off, 1 Chronicles chapter 2 verse 18 through 4 verse 4 today.
Okay. So, Paul made it safely to Caesarea, Caesarea Maritima, which is on the Mediterranean coast. Five days later, the high priest in Jerusalem, Ananias, makes his journey to Caesarea. It’s pretty good sized journey. So, this is a pretty big deal for the high priest to leave Jerusalem and the temple and go to Caesarea to make a case but that’s how seriously they were taking the issue of Paul whom they were deeming as a heretic and an apostate. Of course, Paul was claiming none of that and denying all of that, but that’s the conflict and we’ll see it in one form or another continue throughout Paul’s ministry. So, Paul gets an audience before the governor, and he is defending himself. Now he’s able to begin to share the good news, the message of The Way, as it was known, to the Roman proconsul. And later on Felix, the proconsul or the governor, and his wife, Drusilla, listen to Paul. So, he’s got a one-on-one audience with one of the most powerful people in the land and is able to share the message of Jesus. We point out most every year when we get to this part of the book of Acts is just how systematically we see how Paul’s influence, how the people that he is beginning to be able to talk to are people that he would never have been able to get a meeting with. The message of the good news of Jesus is reaching the highest places in government and we will continue to watch this as we continue through the story of Paul.
Father, we thank you for your word. I thank you for bringing us all of these days since the beginning of the year through all of these stories through all of this time. We thank you that we can see the thread of faithfulness of redemption, of kindness and love. You are the all mighty one, the Lord of Heaven’s armies, and yet you are kind and just and gracious. And we can see that, not only in the Scripture, but certainly in our own lives and we are grateful. We give ourselves to you completely, our minds, our bodies, our hearts, our Spirits and ask Holy Spirit that you continue to lead us forward. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hi. This this is Terry the truck driver. It is July 4. Listening to the community prayer for June 30. The lady just called in about her son and he’s been off of meth for four months. He’s living with the grandkids. I want you to know on praying for you. I understand fully what you going through. I’ve been going through it myself for a while now. It finally came to a point where I had to make my son leave, my stepson, but we had to make him leave. He would not help with the bills, got angry when we asked him to. It Pretty crazy, got very crazy. The kids live with us now. We were actually living next door to them at one time. We moved into town to get away from him. He does not have anything to do with his kids. His girlfriend, he posts all over social media what he’s doing with her and her little boy and girl. It’s a very sad situation. Totally understand what you’re going through and I want you to know I’m lifting you up to the Lord in prayer, you and your son, your whole family. God bless you and you have a blessed day.
Hi everybody. How are you doing? My name is Eddie. I’m from Las Vegas. I’ve got a couple prayer requests today. Just want to say thank you Brian and Jill for this first of all. All you all, I’ve been listening for quite a while now. I’ve a prayer request for an uncle of mine, his name is Jesse. He’s been on drugs for really long time and right now there’s a pretty bad situation going on. My grandmother, which he lives with, she is 99 years old, she has dementia and she’s been in the hospital a lot and we don’t know how much longer she’s going to be with us. So, my prayers for her, first of all, you know, that, you know she’s 99, you know so if it’s God world to color home, you know that’s his will, but with if we could have more time with her, that would be great. But I mean, it’s my uncle, if he doesn’t change his ways is going to end up you know on the streets, no, or dad or other no. But it’s a pretty bad situation and the whole family is concerned about the situation. So, if you guys could just send prayers out to my uncle that he could cleanup and straighten out his life for his family and hope and for my grandmother, you know, I don’t know. I just need prayers for the Lord. And I’ve got a friend of mine, his name is Donnie. He’s just, I saw him in church Sunday, and he’s trying to change his ways to. You know, if we can just send out a prayer for him. His name is Donnie. And his girlfriend Lisa has stage IV cancer. So, if you could just lift them up and just help her with the cancer…
Hi. This is Diana in Arizona and I am a first time caller. I found the DAB, January 1st of 2018. I am very grateful to have found it. Thank you Brian and Jill for this group and these podcasts I wanted to call today to speak to Victoria in Arizona. I think you called in May 2018. Your husband was dying of cancer and I started praying for you then. And today I heard your message again that you are in this stage of meeting wisdom and peace and I just wanted to say that I’m thinking about you, I’m praying for you, and I would say give yourself time to grieve. It’s a huge transition, this loss and I am praying for you and just keep in touch. Take care sister. Bye-bye.
I daily audio Bible family. This is Laura in San Diego. I am so thankful for this community and this podcast. Thank you Lord God for answering our prayers, for bringing us together as a body of believers of people who are united in faith in you. I pray you Lord that you to strengthen the faith of everyone listening, that we would rely on you for our answers. I’m so thankful for the prayers that lead from New Jersey has been leaving about anger. Lord, this is a strong will and something that touches all of our lives and I know these prayers have ministered to me and I have needed to lay down anger in my life as well. So, Lord we thank you for your on ending grace and graciousness to less skin laying down your anger cynically lowers that you change our perspectives and help us to the six cents’s son, swerved his feet, and slow to become angry. Help me to do that word, especially to think of people in a right way and not to be’s frustrated with them out of habit but to be compassionate, as you are. So, we offer this prayer and I thank you for this community. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.