Archive for June, 2014

Tuesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 11:19-30

ShareActs 11:19-30 Now is a good time to celebrate the life and ministry of St. Barnabas.  Although Luke does not devote extended passages to him, as he does to both Peter and Paul, Barnabas figures prominently in the Acts of the Apostles.  In fact, aside from Peter or Paul, there is more about Barnabas than […]

June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 11:1-18

ShareActs 11:1-18 What is your response when God blesses others? Sometimes, we find it difficult to rejoice when others rejoice because we may think that for some reason it’s not right.  When Peter returned to Jerusalem, the mother church, those of the circumcision were not pleased with what Peter had to say.  “Those of the […]

June 29, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:34-48

ShareActs 10:34-48 And so the miracle of Pentecost continues. Pentecost was not only a day of God’s visitation but also the ongoing reality of the spread of His kingdom.  In this passage, Peter connects what the Father has done through the Son with what the Son has done through the Spirit and what the Son […]

June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:24-33

ShareActs 10:24-33 I can tell today’s lesson in one word: “obedience.” Thank you very much.  Now we can all go back to our jobs in peace, having accomplished the world’s shortest Bible devotional. Eh?  What’s that?  Oh, there’s something more that should be said about this? In the grand scheme of things, Acts 10 is […]

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:1-23

ShareActs 10:1-23 “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” What a difficult truth for us to accept! Adam and Eve were the first ones who had difficulty with this.  God had made the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil holy, so He set it apart from the other trees, saying, “You […]

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:32-43

ShareActs 9:32-43 I want you to know that I died today. I thought someone should know. You might not have noticed, but it’s not really your fault.  You see: I’m a zombie.  I’m one of the millions who are seen every day, walking around as if they’re living, but who in reality are dead. Some […]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:20-31

ShareActs 9:20-31 In Acts 9, Jesus Christ has raised up another man to minister in His Name: Paul.  We have a tendency to make heroes out of individuals and to treat them as individuals apart from the community that gives them life.  Since the age of print and the consequent desire to display oneself as […]

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:1-19

ShareActs 9:1-19 It’s funny sometimes how it’s possible for people to have entirely different impressions of the same person. This morning we celebrate the life of St. Paul, especially to celebrate his dramatic conversion to Jesus Christ.  St. Paul has been called many things by many people.  Some say that he was a homophobe – […]

June 7, 2014 | 3 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 8:26-40

ShareActs 8:26-40 “’Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ This is desert.  So he arose and went.” “’Go near and overtake this chariot.’ So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’” Do you […]

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Friday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 8:5-25

ShareActs 8:5-25 Was the stoning of St. Stephen a good or a bad thing? Let me re-phrase that: was the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ a good or a bad thing? The two events are one and the same, united as they are by the Holy Spirit and the unity that Christ promised between Himself and […]

June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More