Author Archives: Don Merritt

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.

Photo of the Week: February 21, 2018

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Shipwrecked!

Acts 27:27-44 The storm had been going on 14 days, and the crew and passengers, 276 in all had not eaten. The crew discovered that they were most likely approaching land, but since it was night, they could see nothing, … Continue reading

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Perils of the Sea

  Acts 27:1-26 We know from the text that Luke was with Paul on the trip to Rome; no one else who might have been with Paul on the voyage is named in the text. In the first 12 verses, … Continue reading

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God’s Plan Unfolds

Acts 25:13-26:32 Apparently Festus was troubled by Paul’s case; here was this guy Paul who had done nothing against Roman law, being held in his jail. He had been accused of terrible crimes by the Jewish authorities in Jerusalem, the … Continue reading

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A Series of Curious Events

Acts 24:1-25:12 When the Jewish officials arrived in Caesarea, they presented a vague and flimsy case to Felix; there really isn’t any other way to describe it (24:1-9). If the Jews had known about the letter Felix had already received … Continue reading

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Conspiracies, Plots and Politics

Acts 23:12-35 When Paul returned to Jerusalem after his third missionary journey, there was a spirit abroad in the city; it was the spirit of evil. After the ridiculous behavior of the Sanhedrin in the last scene, a new plot … Continue reading

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Before the Sanhedrin

Acts 22:30-23:11 After the scene in the torture chamber, the Roman commander must have gone to the Roman tribune, for he then summons the Sanhedrin into session and takes Paul before them in an effort to discover what Paul was … Continue reading

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