Tag: early Church

Wednesday of Pentecost (Ember Wednesday) – Acts 5:1-11

ShareActs 5:1-11 If you’re keeping score at home (that is, following the 1928 Prayer Book lectionary), you’ll notice that I’ve pulled a fast one on you.  I’m reading and meditating on Acts 5:1-11, instead of 5:12-28.  Furthermore, tomorrow, I’ll be doing 5:12-42, and not just verses 29-42. Why?  In reality, it’s the compilers of the […]

May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 3:11-26

ShareActs 3:11-26 “The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach . . . .” In Luke’s Gospel he faithfully recorded all that Jesus began to do and teach, but here in the Acts of the Apostles he faithfully records what Jesus continued to do through His […]

May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:37-46

ShareActs 2:37-46 “So continuing with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.” This is perhaps the happiest picture of a church in the entire New Testament.  It images for me what […]

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Easter 5 – Acts 2:1-21

ShareActs 2:1-21 Who doesn’t want to be like the early church?!  I know I do.  Who wouldn’t want supernatural signs of the presence of God such as speaking in foreign tongues and having tongues of fire over one’s head and having 3000 people turn to Christ in one day?!  Who doesn’t want the unity, the […]

May 6, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of 16th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13

Share1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 St. Paul’s ministry is both so fruitful and so apostolic that we might be tempted to think that such fruit is only for apostles, or bishops or pastors. Not so! While none of us will ever have the same apostolic ministry Paul had and very, very few will ever have the scope […]

September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Pentecost (Ember Wednesday) – Acts 5:1-11

ShareActs 5:1-11 If you’re keeping score at home (that is, following the 1928 Prayer Book lectionary), you’ll notice that I’ve pulled a fast one on you.  I’m reading and meditating on Acts 5:1-11, instead of 5:12-28.  Furthermore, tomorrow, I’ll be doing 5:12-42, and not just verses 29-42. Why?  In reality, it’s the compilers of the […]

June 7, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Thursday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 3:11-26

ShareActs 3:11-26 “The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach . . . .” In Luke’s Gospel he faithfully recorded all that Jesus began to do and teach, but here in the Acts of the Apostles he faithfully records what Jesus continued to do through His […]

June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:37-46

ShareActs 2:37-46 “So continuing with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.” This is perhaps the happiest picture of a church in the entire New Testament.  It images for me what […]

June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Easter 5 – Acts 2:1-21

ShareActs 2:1-21 Who doesn’t want to be like the early church?!  I know I do.  Who wouldn’t want supernatural signs of the presence of God such as speaking in foreign tongues and having tongues of fire over one’s head and having 3000 people turn to Christ in one day?!  Who doesn’t want the unity, the […]

May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday after Epiphany – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13

Share1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 St. Paul’s ministry is both so fruitful and so apostolic that we might be tempted to think that such fruit is only for apostles, or bishops or pastors. Not so! While none of us will ever have the same apostolic ministry Paul had and very, very few will ever have the scope […]

February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More