First Baptist Russell
Thinking Straight
August 7, 2022

Thinking Straight

August 7, 2022   /   First Baptist Russell

Acts 21:14 – 23:11

If we rely on our and alone, we are treading on thin ice.

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, but with gentleness and respect;
1 Peter 3:15

It means “setting forth ”.

We Live In Crooked Times!

Our society today seems to insist on and truth.

The problem is that many thinking people are themselves and this new way

of thinking.

We are getting to the point that we need to remember – if we hear something enough it starts to us

and we begin to .

It’s Time To Recall!

Paul has been warned not to return to .

All of his missionary journeys are completed.

The visit started out , but then…

When the seven days were almost over, the Jews from Asia,  upon seeing him in the temple, began to stir up all the crowd and laid hands on him,
Acts 21:27

Did you notice the , “Jews from Asia”?

Reoccurring problems come because of:

  1. Our
  2. Differing
  3. struggles
  4. differences
  5. Satan’s

Did you notice verse ?

But among the crowd, some were shouting one thing and some another, and when he could not find out the facts because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be brought into the barracks.
Acts 21:34

Isn’t that like the ? Some say thing and some say .

So – who is ? Is there an absolute ?

Talk about mistaken ! (vs. 35-39)

Paul Talks Truth! (22:1 ff)


  • Paul talked in their .
  • They have some .
  • There is a point that will happen. (22:21)
  • The world doesn’t even among . (23:1-10)

Remember: God Is In !

But on the following night, the Lord stood near him and said, “Be courageous! For as you have testified to the truth about Me in Jerusalem, so you must testify in Rome also.”
Acts 23:11

  • It is hard to remember God’s promise of , isn’t it?
  • God’s is still working for your life.
  • If we look at what we and we falter.
  • is a !
  • Strive to focus on what God has and not on what happen.

God is our refuge and strength,
A very ready help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth shakes
And the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;

Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah

Psalms 46:1-3


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