Todays reading is from Acts 19-20
I love a couple of parts in this chapter. The first one is when Paul arrives in Ephesus and begins talking about the Holy Spirit and the believers there do not know what that is. They were still operating under the baptism of John for the repentance of sin. It is probably because I'm in a different place, but I imagine this being like me showing up here and going to a church and the people not having the Scriptures or not have known about baptism. I think it is interesting to think about what this must have been like for Paul and his traveling companions as they never knew what they would encounter in each city they arrived in.
The other part of the story that is eye-opening is when some followers of Jesus cast demons out of the man in the name of Jesus, that preaches of. The funny thing is, the demons say we know Jesus and Paul, but who are you, then they put a beat down on the people. A couple of things stand out: first, messing around in the business of casting out demons comes with some responsibility. Second, if you're not in the right place spiritually, messing around with demonic things will get you beat up.
For space purposes I'm going to leave Chapter 20 for others to talk about. What stood out to you from these passages?