Thursday, May 20, 2010

Acts 21:1-6

1 After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. 3 After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. 4 We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 5 When it was time to leave, we left and continued on our way. All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. 6 After saying good-bye to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home.

Questions to consider:

• What initiative does Paul take at Tyre?
• Do you actively seek out other Christians in the place where you work or in your
neighborhood or on your campus? If you do, in what ways?

Possibilities for prayer:

It’s nice to be able to have common ground with people, even people that you’ve never met before. Paul experienced this common ground in Tyre, and we can experience it in our daily lives. Today, let’s thank God for the people that have been placed in our lives, with whom we can live in community.