The Book of Acts is filled with so many lessons and life applications that we can use on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at some of the ones from this week.
In this week’s verses, we are introduced to Stephen and Saul (who will eventually become Paul). These two men had a huge impact on the early Church as well as the Church as we know it today. Even though these events took place 2,000 years ago, the life lessons still apply to us today.
Stephen shared stories of Joseph and Moses in his sermon. He started with something they were all familiar with.
Let’s look at some of the life applications in this week’s Bible reading in Acts and apply them to our lives.
Life Applications – Acts
- Acts 6:8-9
- When you are doing great things for the Lord, expect opposition, but don’t let it stop you from doing the work.
- Just know that the enemy isn’t happy when the Lord’s work is being carried out, and he will do what he can to stop it.
- Acts 7:9-11 – (Stephen sharing the story of Joseph)
- Joseph wasn’t kept from going through trouble, but he was rescued out of it.
- Just because we are Christians doesn’t mean we won’t face hard times. It means the Lord goes with us and carries us through the hard times.
- Favor with God results in favor with people.
- Acts 7:22 – (Stephen sharing the story of Moses)
- God had a mission/calling prepared for Moses. He equipped and prepared him from the very beginning to fulfill it.
- The Lord always equips us to carry out what He calls us to do.
- Acts 8:4
- Because of the severe persecution and scattering of believers, the Gospel spread to other areas of the world.
- The Lord uses bad situations to bring about His purposes and good.
- Acts 9:2
- Saul/Paul had no idea that requesting these letters was actually adding a Divine appointment to his calendar.
- Saul thought he was doing the Will of God, but he was not. We need to examine the things we do and not get carried away doing things because of tradition or because society says to.
- Acts 9:13-15
- The Lord can and will use anyone He wants to use. Don’t discount someone because of their past.
- This includes yourself!
Life Applications in Bible Study
I would love for you to join me weekly as we read God’s Word to find life applications to use each day. Please share your insights since this will include your individual study as well. Next week, continue reading the Book of Acts, and we will see what other life applications the Lord has for us.
Life Application Resources
If you have joined me recently, these daily life applications from the Bible are examples of some of the comments I am writing in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea.
The rose colored Bible is the one I am using for my youngest granddaughter, and I really love it! The brown study Bible is the one Jay uses for his personal study.
I pray these weekly life applications help you in everyday life. Please share any encouragement and lessons you have learned this week as you read the Word. I would love to hear your thoughts.
“Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105