Conversion

Saul’s "Damascus Road Conversion” to Paul - Acts 9:1 – 9:9 (commentary)

In this passage we have the most famous conversion story in history. We have reached a turning point in the Book of Acts. The conversion of Saul of Tarsus, who was the leading persecutor of Christians, was perhaps the greatest event in Church history after Pentecost. Here we find …

Lydia–Conversion to Christ and Hospitality Offered - Acts 16:11 – 16:15 (commentary)

Next, Paul and his party traveled from Troas to Neapolis, a distance of about 150 miles (v. 11). From there they traveled another 10 miles to Philippi (v. 12), which was strategically located on the Roman road. One of the ways Rome ruled the world at this time was through her col …

Wise Leaders Always Seek Advice - Proverbs 15:23 – 15:27 (commentary)

Wise leadership always seeks advice but many of us hate to admit that we need to be taught. Have you ever thought about the “why of many counselors?” God seems to do his best work through a group of men rather than by a “lone wolf” (v. 22). Seldom does the &qu …

Conversion of Egypt - Isaiah 19:16 – 19:25 (commentary)

Isaiah sees a day coming when Egypt will be converted to the knowledge and worship of the true God (vv. 16-17). In contrast to Isaiah’s day when Judah was thinking about turning to Egypt for help, a day will come when Egypt will recognize Judah as the dominant force in the …