Tag: Holy Spirit

Wednesday of Trinity 7 – Acts 23:25-24:9

ShareActs 23:25-24:9 Have you ever been falsely accused?  Have you ever been persecuted? I’ve lost track of how many times St. Paul was falsely accused or persecuted, but it’s a bunch – a big bunch! Jesus, his Master, predicted that such persecution would come, and Paul himself had been told that he would be put […]

July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 20:1-16

ShareActs 20:1-16 Paul, as an apostle, is a microcosm of the Church itself.  In this relatively unassuming passage, we can see Paul connected to every important ministry which Jesus has entrusted to His Body.  What unites this work of Jesus Christ, which is the work of the Church, is the Church’s worship of Jesus Christ.  […]

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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

Monday of 4th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 15:36-16:5

ShareActs 15:36-16:5 Quick – what’s the #1 task of the Church? Many Christians and many churches would say, without missing a beat, “Evangelism” or “winning souls.” Who can argue with that? I remember my oldest brother having a conversation with a young man about evangelism.  This young man argued that evangelism was the most important […]

June 19, 2016 | 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 […]

June 12, 2016 | 0 Comments 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 […]

June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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 […]

May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments 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 […]

May 22, 2016 | 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 […]

May 22, 2016 | 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 […]

May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More