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VIDEO: Acts 22-28 Overview | As Paul is on the Lord’s errand, the Lord blesses him with the strength to do all that he needs to do. And He still does the same for all those today who are also on His errand

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Hey there, my friends. Derek here from BOM Socks back with another week of BOM Bites, where we feast upon the words of Christ, one bite at a time. So this week we are getting into the crazy adventures, finishing up the Book of Acts with Acts 22 to 28. And there are some really crazy stories here. Paul is often finding himself standing before various Roman or whoever magistrates there and just trying to figure out how he’s going to make it through the rest of this time period. So we’re going to start actually here with Come Follow Me. There’s a cool little introduction that I just want to share with you to give you an overview of this. It says, When we are on the Lord’s errand, President Thomas S. Monson promised, we are entitled to the Lord’s help. Now, I have always loved that quote. Years ago, I was called to be a bishop of a brand new ward, and I was really new at this. I’d never even been in a bishopric before, and I just got thrown into that. I remember coming across that quote and just like, Okay, you can do this. Because I was young, I was trying to figure out how to do a lot of things, and I had a lot of struggles.

I’m just like, Okay, how am I going to do this? I found this quote and it gave me a lot of courage. In fact, I even put it up in my bishop’s office where it literally just said, When you’re on the Lord’s errand, you’re entitled to the Lord’s help. Then I added an interesting little part with it from another talk from President Monson where he said, For whom God calls, God qualifies. I found myself not only looking at that often, but I found myself also encouraging board members who are accepting callings and having difficult things going on in their lives to be able to look at that. That became a nice mantra in my bishop’s office right there. It continues here. It says, We are not entitled, however, to a smooth road and an endless stream of success. You wish it would have said the rest of that quote, too, right? For proof of this, we need look no further than Paul the Apostle, his Aaron from the Savior was to, Bear my name before the gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. And that is exactly what he does here in these chapters.

In chapters 22 to 28 of Acts, we see Paul fulfilling this errand and facing great opposition, chains, imprisonsment, physical abuse, a shipwreck. Oh, I can’t wait to get that episode. And even a snake attack. But we also see that Jesus stood by him and said, be of good cheer, Paul. We’ll talk more specifically about that tomorrow. Paul’s experiences are an inspiring reminder that the Lord’s call to declare his gospel with the sound of rejoicing comes with this promise, lift up your hearts and be glad for I am in your midst. And so this is just a quick little introduction to this week. Some of you are going through some difficult times. Some of you are dealing with difficult church callings. Some of you are missionaries that are watching this right now. Others are preparing for missions. Others are just in situations where you just got a calling and you’re like, how am I going to do this? Or you’re a parent or whatever it is. You got a work situation. I want you to remember the promises that are given here with that quote, and then some of the things you will see throughout this week.

And as you do this, you’re going to see Paul going through some very, very difficult things, but you’re going to see how the Lord helps him through it. And he did it for him, and he’s going to do it for us. I have always loved the statement where it says God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He was the God of Paul and he’s the God of you. And so he is going to help you through these difficult times. And I am so grateful for that knowledge. And I’m grateful for that testimony that I have. And I know that that is true. Thanks so much for watching. Thanks for subscribing. Thanks as always for sharing these messages. And if you haven’t already, please go check out our amazingly comfortable gospel theme socks at bomb socks. Com. God speed and we will see you tomorrow. Take care. Bye. Bye.



 

 

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