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Freedom’s Song

SCRIPTURE: Acts 16:19-34, New Revised Standard Version 19 [In Philippi, two men who were angry because Paul and Silas had interfered with their control over an enslaved woman] seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities. 20 When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, “These men, these…

When Pentecost Happens

SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1-17, The Voice Translation – as a first person, present tense, account When the holy day of Pentecost came [50 days after the festival of Passover], they were gathered together in one place. 2 [Picture yourself among the disciples]: A sound, roars from the sky without warning, the roar of a violent wind,…

Inside -&- Out

SCRIPTURE: John 14:23-28, 30-31, New Living Translation, The Message 23 Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. [Creator] will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. 24 Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me, and keep my words. And remember, my words…

You Want Me to Eat What?

SCRIPTURE: Acts 11:1-18 Common English Bible The apostles and the brothers and sisters throughout Judea heard that even the Gentiles had welcomed God’s word. 2 When Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him. 3 They accused him, “You went into the home of the uncircumcised and ate with them!” 4 Step-by-step, Peter…

The Gazelle in the Room

SCRIPTURE: Acts 9:36-43, New International Version 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas*); she was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time [when the disciples were traveling in the area] she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in…

Check In, Check Up, Check List

SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:9-18 New Revised Standard Version 9 Let love be genuine;hate what is evil,hold fast to what is good;10 love one another with mutual affection;outdo one another in showing honor.11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the opportune time.12 Rejoice in hope,be patient in suffering,persevere in prayer.13 Contribute to the…

Stories: The Medicine of Memory

SCRIPTURE: Acts 5:12-16, 27-34 The Message, 35-37 The Living Bible 12-16 Through the work of the apostles, many God-signs were set up among the people, many wonderful things done. They all met regularly and in remarkable harmony on the Temple porch named after Solomon. But even though people admired them a lot, outsiders were wary…