Archive for June, 2016

Friday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 19:21-41

ShareActs 19:21-41 Are you a passionate person?  No, not that kind of passion! Is there something in your life that you’re deeply passionate about?  Something that if it is disturbed or upset or desecrated you get very upset about?  Watch people sometime, and you’ll see the things they’re very passionate about.  Here’s a list of […]

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 19:8-20

ShareActs 19:8-20 The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb One day, Mamma said, “Conrad dear, I must go out and leave you here. But mind now, Conrad, what I say, Don’t suck your thumb while I’m away. The great tall tailor always comes To little boys that suck their thumbs. And ere they dream what he’s about […]

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:24-19:7

ShareActs 18:24-19:7 At the beginning of Acts 18, I talked about the importance of relationships in the Body of Christ and of how God comes to us.  If, as I’ve been saying all along, the book of Acts is about the Spirit of Christ in the Body of Christ continuing to teach and do the […]

June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:12-23

ShareActs 18:12-23 I want to write a book today (along with the other dozen ones in my head) called Silent Saints.  It will be a book about people like John Keble who went about the trivial round and common tasks of their lives with great faith, perseverance, and joy, and yet aren’t remembered because they […]

June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:1-11

ShareActs 18:1-11 I can’t believe it!  Another amazing success story for the apostle Paul!  How did he get so lucky as to be able to swoop into a city, convert a lot of people in spite of persecution, and then leave to the next city to do it all over again? That’s the way it […]

June 26, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of 4th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 17:16-34

ShareActs 17:16-34 TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. That was where Paul chose to begin his discourse with the Athenians.  TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Now why in the world did Paul begin here?  It raises two important issues for the day.  First, we are to be in the world but not of it.  Second, when bringing Christ […]

June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 4th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 17:1-15

ShareActs 17:1-15 “These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11). We had our fair share of arguments in the Erlandson household growing up.  I remember there were a lot in particular […]

June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 4th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 16:25-40

ShareActs 16:25-40 I want to know something.  I have one question I’d like to ask St. Paul today. I demand an answer. “How were you able to be singing hymns to God at midnight, having been falsely accused, thrown into a Roman jail, and having your feet fastened in the stocks? I want to know […]

June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 4th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 16:16-24

ShareActs 16:16-24 Never forget that you are in a spiritual battle and that a formidable array of evil allies is camped around you, standing at attention for the moment of battle when they will pounce on you as their prey. There I was, come into the important city of Philippi, come to bring the good […]

June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 4th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 16:6-15

ShareActs 16:6-15 Have you ever had the feeling of déjà vu?  That feeling that you’ve experienced something before? Here, again, in the book of Acts, I’m struck by the fact that I want to treat every word and phrase of God’s Word as the food of God.  I want to take it, chew it, savor […]

June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More