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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Acts 13:1-52

Grace To proclaim God’s good news in word, deed and sign. Readings Acts 13:1-3 Acts 13:4-12 Acts 13:13-43 Acts 13:44-52 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 13. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Acts 13:1-3 Ask: What is your experience

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Acts 12:1-25

Grace To identify with Christ’s suffering Readings Acts 12:1-5 Acts 12:6-19 Acts 12:20-25 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 12. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Acts 12:1-5 Reflection: Acts 12 opens with an ominous reminder that Jesus’ followers are

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Acts 11:1-30

This week we pick up our reading of Acts again at the beginning of chapter 11. We left the story with Paul, having travelled to the home of Cornelius, sharing the good news of Jesus with his household and, to the astonishment of those with Peter, seeing God’s Spirit poured out “even on the Gentiles”… Grace To identify how to

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Christmas Two

Grace To identify how the powers effect us and our responses to Christ and the poor. Readings Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:10-18 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Jeremiah 31:7-14 as a Lectio Devina 1) Have one person read the verses through twice. 2)

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Christmas One

Grace To experience the gift of mercy. Readings 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:2-17 Luke 2:41-52 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Ask: Where do you hear God’s voice in this story? What encouragement or challenge does this story bring to

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Advent Week 4

Grace To be faithful servants of a new world order. Readings Micah 5:2-5a Psalm 80:1-7 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-55 Isaiah 9:2-7 Luke 2:1-20 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Micah 5:2-5a as a Lectio Devina 1) Have one person read the verses through twice. 2) Speak out

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