Archive for July, 2014

Wednesday of 3rd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 14:19-28

ShareActs 14:19-28 “They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.  However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city” (Acts 14:19). Luke doesn’t make it clear that this is a miracle by which Paul was resuscitated.  But the passage is suspiciously flavored […]

July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 3rd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 14:8-18

ShareActs 14:8-18 “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork.  Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.  There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.  Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the […]

July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 3rd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 13:44-14:7

ShareActs 13:44-14:7 The mission work of Paul and Barnabas sounds a lot like a roller coaster to me.  Sometimes, many people responded with faith, and there was much rejoicing.  Other times, many people resisted and drove the apostles out of the city. Maybe a better metaphor would be to say that the mission work of […]

July 6, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 13:26-43

ShareActs 13:26-43 How patient are you?  How long do you think it’s reasonable to wait for something to happen that’s supposed to happen? In our contemporary world, we’re used to having things happen immediately, or certainly the same day.  If certain people e-mail you and you don’t get back to them within the day, you’re […]

July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 13:13-25

ShareActs 13:13-25 Tucked inconspicuously in today’s lesson, off in the very edges of the picture, we see an incident in the life of a young man.  The lesson has 2 main foci, both of which are rather large objects.  The first is the continuing missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas, as they make their way […]

July 3, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:25-13:12

ShareActs 12:25-13:12 The proconsul Sergius Paulus believed.  He believed because he had seen what had been done, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.  What he saw was a sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, or Elymas, blinded by Paul when he said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of […]

July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:1-24

ShareActs 12:1-24 There are many ways to re-tell the story of Acts 12, but I’d like to tell it as a kind of a fairy tale, even though it is a true one. Once upon a time, there was an Evil King who tried to usurp the throne of the True King.  This Evil King […]

July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments More