Acts

June 13 – Acts 17:16-34

This week is the final week of our series; next week we'll begin our summer series in Psalms. On Sunday, June 20, you'll hear more about this, but be on the lookout for our Psalms daily devotionals for adults and students/kids. Here in Acts 17 we find Paul in Athens,...

June 6 – Acts 16:11-34

We're getting towards the end of our series in Acts, and this week we'll look at an episode in Paul's missionary journeys, when the gospel first arrives in Europe. In Acts 16:6-10 Paul received a vision calling him to Macedonia to spread the gospel, so he and his...

May 30 – Acts 9:1-19

This week we'll meet someone we were introduced to three weeks ago: Saul. We last saw him when Stephen was being executed by a mob, which Saul observed with approval.(Acts 8:1) If you're pretty familiar with the rest of Acts and Saul's eventual conversion then it can...

May 23 – Acts 10

To really understand what's going on in this passage, you first need to know that the very idea of Gentiles being acceptable to Yahweh, the God of the Jews, is a monumentally big deal. Sure, from the very beginning God has taken Gentiles into his family—Abraham was a...

May 16 – 8:26-40

As we continue in our Acts series we get a second week with Philip, the faithful believer whom God took to preach to the Samaritans last week (Acts 8:4-8). Here God calls him to go preach to an Ethiopian eunuch who's heading home from Jerusalem, and we get another...

May 9 – Acts 8:1-8

Right before our passage for this week the first Christian martyr was killed. Stephen, one of the seven leaders we looked at last week, was stoned because of his faith, and his death set off a campaign of systematic oppression among the early Christian community. Soon...

May 2 – Acts 6:1-7

We shouldn't be shocked to learn that the early church wasn't perfect. Maybe after reading Acts 2:42-47 and all the mutual love and sharing that was going on you got a picture perfect idea of the church in your head. And don't get me wrong, there were some captivating...

April 25 – Acts 4:1-22

In our passage for this week Peter and John are arrested and drug before the Sanhedrin for teaching about Jesus publicly. Initially they are questioned about their healing of a disabled man from chapter 3 (3:1-26); "By what power or by what name did you do this?"(4:7)...

April 18 – Acts 2:42-47

Forty-eight days after Jesus' resurrection, thousands and thousands of Jews were gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, what we call Pentecost. On Shavuot the giving of the Torah is celebrated, but that specific year God's word arrived in a...

April 11 – Acts 1:6-11

This week we're picking up right where Easter left off with a ten week series in Acts. In this series we'll look at all the different aspects and dimensions of Jesus' call on his followers to fulfill both the Great Commission, "go therefore and make disciples of all...