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Metaphor: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison, as in "a sea of troubles" or "All the world's a stage" (Shakespeare).  It is the application of a word or phrase to an object or concept it does not literally denote, suggesting comparison to that object or concept, as in "A mighty fortress is our God." In simpler terms: it is something used or regarded as being used to represent something else; symbol:
your personal testimony may lead others to Christ”.

There isn’t really an Acts chapter 29! There are only 28 chapters in the Acts of the Apostles. Why would Christians, who allegedly place great importance on the truth and accuracy of the Bible, invent an extra chapter for the Book of Acts? The answer is simple: it’s a metaphor, people! The twenty-eight chapters of Acts are basically a big description of the early missionary work of the apostles and the activities of the early church. Because Christians believe that the church’s work in sharing the gospel and building new churches didn’t just halt when the Bible was done being written, they metaphorically describe the ongoing work of the church as a figurative 29th” chapter of the Book of Acts. Now I hope it makes better sense!

Our message isn't about this church, our denomination, or our personal opinions. Our message is about Jesus and His death, resurrection and love for sinners. After all, it isn't our persuasiveness, our wit, our wisdom or our familiarity with Baptist doctrine that saves; it is the Gospel of Christ and it alone that has the power of salvation.

God needs men and women who aren't afraid to stand up and tell a lost world about Jesus. If you are saved, you have a responsibility to the lost around you. Be BOLD in your testimony!

Read the last two verses of Acts shown below!

Acts 28:30-31 KJV

And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.