September 5, 2021
Today’s Reading: Acts 16:19-34
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.“
Sermon Main Idea: Praising God in persecution points people to Jesus.
- Serving God leads to suffering for God. (v.19-24)
- Suffering for God leads to praising God. (v.25)
- Praising God, while suffering, points people to Jesus. (v.26-34)
Prayer: Gracious God, please help me to choose to praise You, especially in the midst of great difficulty in my faith walk. Turn my eyes to the Cross, that I may remember where my true hope lies and from where my help comes. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN.
Bible-in-a-Year Reading Plan (credit: Bible, studytools.com): 2 Timothy 2; Jeremiah 7-8; Psalm 122