Tag: Pentecost

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 […]

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Monday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:22-36

ShareActs 2:22-36 “I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Joel 2:30-31; Acts 2:19-20). And on the Monday after […]

May 8, 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

Monday of Holy Week – John 14:15-31

ShareJohn 14:15-31 As Jesus prepared to leave this world and ascend into heaven, He made sure that His ministry would continue from heaven.  To that end, the Spirit was sent by the Father through the Son to earth, so that the disciples of Jesus Christ may be blessed.  Entire theological treatises could and have been […]

March 20, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Pentecost Sunday – Galatians 5:16-25

ShareGalatians 5:16-25 In 1938 Orson Welles delivered what may have been the most electrifying radio address ever given.  He and his Mercury Theater group staged a radio version of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” that scared people out of their wits.  During this program, he portrayed how the earth had just been invaded by […]

May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Pentecost Sunday – 1 Corinthians 2

Share1 Corinthians 2 St. Paul is making a very important argument here in I Corinthians 2, but if we treat the Bible as a collection of individual verses to cherry pick for argumentation or meditation, we’ll miss his point.  He seems to be arguing like this: No one knows the things of a man except […]

May 26, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Pentecost Sunday – 1 Corinthians 3:9-17

Share1 Corinthians 3:9-17 In I Corinthians 3:16 St. Paul makes a startling statement that, if we truly understood it, should make your whole body tingle with electricity.  For he asks:  “Do you not know that you are the temple of God?”  The meaning of Pentecost is this: the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ has filled […]

May 25, 2015 | 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 […]

June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Sunday after Ascension – Acts 2:22-36

ShareActs 2:22-36 “I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Joel 2:30-31; Acts 2:19-20). And on the Monday after […]

June 1, 2014 | 1 Comment More