The Pentecost Dilemma: We have a story to tell

May 15, 2016 Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-21 “Our problem is, we’ve got a story to tell and we can’t help but tell it.” (David Lose’s “It’s Pentecost” video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGclfOgaHXE ) Have you ever thought of Pentecost that way? It creates a dilemma – we’ve got a story to tell and we can’t help…

In the meantime

May 8, 2016 Scripture Reading: Acts 1:1-11 Ascension Day is often a low key day for us. It is not very prominent in the church year. We often don’t remember and celebrate it. But it is different in the Bible. The ascension of Jesus is mentioned very often in the New Testament – thirty five…

Missional Ministry: Open and closed doors

May 1, 2015 Scripture Reading: Acts 16:6-15 Have you had a personal experience of the Holy Spirit closing and opening doors? The strange set of circumstances in this story give us a glimpse of the ongoing involvement of the Holy Spirit in sending and guiding the church.  The Holy Spirit calls and sends, opens some…

Missional Ministry: Where Jesus leads us

April 24, 2016 Scripture Reading: Acts 11:1-18 In his book The Jesus Way, Eugene Peterson writes, “Following Jesus does not get us where we want to go. It gets us where Jesus goes, where we meet him in resurrection surprise …” Peter follows Jesus. Following Jesus took him on a visit to the believers in…