May 19, 2022

Modern – Unexpected Acts of Inclusion

  Corresponding Scriptures: Acts 11:1-18 (CEB) 11 The apostles and the brothers and sisters throughout Judea heard that even the Gentiles had welcomed God’s word. 2 When Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him.3 They accused him, “You went into the home of the uncircumcised and ate with them!” 4 Step-by-step, Peter explained what had happened. […]

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May 16, 2022

Traditional – Unexpected Acts of Inclusion

  Corresponding Scripture: Acts 11:1-18 (NRSV) 11 Now the apostles and the brothers and sisters who were in Judea heard that the gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3 saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?” 4 Then Peter […]

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May 11, 2022

Modern – Unexpected Acts of New Life

  Corresponding Scriptures: Acts 9:36-43 (CEB) 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas). Her life overflowed with good works and compassionate acts on behalf of those in need. 37 About that time, though, she became so ill that she died. After they washed her body, they laid her in […]

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May 9, 2022

Traditional – Unexpected Acts of New Life

  Corresponding Scripture: Acts 9:36-43 (NRSV) 36 Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. 37 At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. 38 Since Lydda was […]

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May 5, 2022

Modern – Unexpected Blindspots

  Corresponding Scriptures: Acts 9:1-9 (CEB) 9 Meanwhile, Saul was still spewing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest, 2 seeking letters to the synagogues in Damascus. If he found persons who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, these letters would authorize him to take them as prisoners to […]

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May 2, 2022

Traditional – Unexpected Acts of Turned Around Lives

  Corresponding Scripture: Acts 9:1-9 (NRSV) 9 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. […]

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May 2, 2022

Modern – Unexpected Courage

  Corresponding Scriptures: Acts 5:27-32 (CEB) 27 The apostles were brought before the council where the high priest confronted them: 28 “In no uncertain terms, we demanded that you not teach in this name. And look at you! You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching. And you are determined to hold us responsible for this man’s death.” […]

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April 25, 2022

Traditional – Unexpected Acts of Courage

  Corresponding Scripture: Acts 5:27-32 (NRSV) 27 When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man’s blood on us.” […]

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April 25, 2022

Modern – A New Location (Easter)

  Corresponding Scriptures: Luke 24:1-12 (CEB) 24 Very early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went to the tomb, bringing the fragrant spices they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in, they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 They […]

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