Dear Mosaic Family,
After studying this week's text (Acts 23:12-24:21), I can't believe Hollywood hasn't cashed in on making a movie about Saint Paul. I'm thinking a franchise in a similar vein to the Jason Bourne trilogy. If Hollywood thinks Noah is epic, the book of Acts could blow the Ark out of the water! This week's text has drama, intrigue, conspiracy, serpentine plot twists, 40 Jewish dagger-carrying-hunger-
The 19th century missionary, John Paton, faced similar threats as he brought the Gospel to the island of Tanna. "One day," he wrote, "... Natives in large numbers were assembled at my house. A man furiously rushed at me with his axe; but a Kaserumini Chief snatched a spade with which I had been working and dexterously defended me from instant death. Next day, a wild Chief followed me about for four hours with his loaded musket, and, though often directed toward me, God restrained his hand. I spoke kindly to him and attended to my work as if he has not been there, fully persuaded that my God had placed me there, and would protect me till my allotted task was finished. Looking up in unceasing prayer to our dear Lord Jesus, I left all in his hands, and felt immortal till my work was done.”
Join us tomorrow as we dive into the "Paul Identity" and see what God would teach us.