God’s Promise To Paul Is Spoken Again

Spring 2018 Weekly Tips #4

Back in Acts 21:11 (weekly tip #1), the Lord communicates this promise to Paul:

11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.”

Paul is on his way to Rome by ship in Acts 27. He and the crew are about to experience shipwreck that would result in complete loss. Here is what the Lord told him:

21 After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. 22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. 23 Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me 24 and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ 25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. 26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island.”

Again Paul followed the Lord’s plans for his life and he believed in His promises as in verse 23-24 above. What about you? Are you still standing on God’s promises whatever challenges come your way?

It Is That Time Again

Students filling out surveys

For most of you, you are now at least one third of the way through your Spring term. Consider planning and following through on another activity that would give you many new contacts on your campus for students to follow-up on. Think about trying:

· A lunch/dinner line 60 second questionnaire or conduct possibly in another high traffic area. This is the easiest and least expensive strategy that can yield many new interested contacts for you to follow up on.

· Plan a movie night and invite many of your friends or classmates to come. You could show The Case For Faith. The movie, I Can Only Imagine, has a release date of March 16th. Check it out.

· Plan a Volleyball tournament in your school’s gym and use it to meet new people. Be creative. Keep in mind that Summer Missions needs to be planned for early. Continue to talk about this as often as you can.

Talk to you next week,

Ben with Cru