Pentecost Sunday – May 20, 2018

Posted on May 17 2018
PENTECOST! Bible Background: Acts 2 tells the story of how a Jewish harvest festival provided the setting for the Holy Spirit to appear in force. (Pentecost=50th day.)The original gathering is of Jews from every nation on earth. The Spirit will propel the apostles and the Good News out into the
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Posted on May 08 2018
ACTS 1:12-26 = REPLACING JUDAS Bible Background: We’ve covered a number of stories in Acts. Now the lectionary sends us back to chapter 1, to get us ready for the Pentecost story-which happens next week! This scene takes place immediately after Jesus’ final instructions to the
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Posted on May 04 2018
GOING DEEPER INTO ACTS 10:34-48 Bible Background: This passage is sometimes cited as “Pentecost for the Gentiles”. It’s where the Jewish believers see and realize that the Holy Spirit is actively bringing non-Jews to faith in Jesus. Caesarea was a modern Roman city and seaport
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Posted on Apr 26 2018
ACTS 8 = PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH Bible Background: This is not the strangest story in the Bible, but it is crazy-in a wonderful way-how this encounter happens, and how the circle of those following the risen Christ grows bigger and bigger! Philip is one of the 7 deacons, chosen with
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