Acts 21:37-23:35

Grace To live out God’s priority for those facing poverty and seek the full life God has for each person and neighbourhood. Readings Acts 21:37-22:29 Acts 22:30-23:11 Acts 23:12-22 Acts 23:23-35 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapters 22 & 23. Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, aware of God’s heart

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Acts 21:1-36

Grace To see God’s Kingdom come in the whole life of our neighbourhood, the way Jesus would, using Word, Deed and Sign. Readings Luke 24:1-12 (Easter reading) Luke 24:13-35 (Easter reading) Acts 21:1-16 Acts 21:17-36 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 21. Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, allowing God

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Eyes to see the radical nature of God

Grace That we invite, inform and inspire the broader body of Christ to more radical responses to Jesus among the poor. Readings Luke 19:28-40 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 18 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 John 19 Devotion 1 Wait: Take a minute of silence – allow yourself to be present… Read: Luke 19:28-40 Reflection: Do we all know the joking term “man eyes” or

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Acts 19:21 to Acts 20:38

Grace To discern and share what I’ve been learning and needing from God with the broader Body of Christ. Readings Acts 19:21-41 Acts 20:1-16 Acts 20:17-38 Lent reading: Isaiah 43:16-21 Reading Deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, pages 191-215. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to be still and rest in God. Read: Acts 19:21-41 Reflection: (In reference

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Acts 18:18 to Acts 19:20

Grace That we find and invite Jesus as disguised among ‘the least of these’ into our lives and open homes. Readings Acts 18:18-28 Acts 19:1-10 Acts 19:11-20 Luke 15:1-32 (Lent Reading) Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, pages 187-191. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice

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Acts 17:16 to Acts 18:17

Grace To resist the idols of our day in order to seek my neighbour’s freedom from oppression. Readings Acts 17:16-28 Acts 17:29-18:4 Acts 18:5-17 Isaiah 55:1-9 Reading Deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, pages 169-185. Devotion 1 Read: Acts 17:16-28 What are some of the systems that promise us “salvation”? How do these affect your

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Acts 16:35-40 to Acts 17:1-15

Grace That we invite and support neighbourhood-based discipleship and worship. Readings Acts 16:35-40 Acts 17:1-9 Acts 17:10-15 Psalm 27 (Lent Reading) Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, pages 163-168. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Acts 16:35-40 In Matthew 5:38-41, we

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Acts 16:6-34

Grace To see our neighbours and neighbourhood experience the abundance of community. Readings Acts 16:6-15 Acts 16:16-24 Acts 16:25-34 Deuteronomy 26:1-11 (Lent Reading) Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, pages 151-163. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Acts 16:6-15 What stands

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Acts 15:30-40 to Acts 16:1-5

Grace To experience the resurrection power of  Christ identify with Christ’s suffering Readings Acts 15:30-35 Acts 15:36-40 Acts 16:1-5 Psalm 51 (Lent Reading) Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, pages 140-151. Devotion 1 Focus: Spend some time worshipping God and focusing thoughts on how he is limitless and cannot be confined by our human

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Acts 14:1-28 to Acts 15:1-29

Grace To not take ourselves too seriously but take seriously the time God has graced us with. Readings Acts 14:1-7 Acts 14:8-20 Acts 14:21-28 Acts 15:1-29 Devotion 1 – Bold witnesses Take some time to still your hearts and minds before reading the passage. Read: Acts 14: 1-7 Ask: What stands out to you in this passage? Prayer of confession:

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