Advent Week 1

Grace To experience the gift of repentance This weeks readings and reflections are taken from ‘Ancient Christian Devotional,’ (Ed. T. Oden & C. Crosby), pages 11-15. Please enjoy! Theme The start of Advent is an invitation to Keep Watch and anticipate the coming of Christ. Scripture tells us that we are forgiven! It calls us to walk in the

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Acts 10:1-48

Grace: To find Christ in the midst of chaos Readings Acts 10:1-8 Acts 10:9-23a Acts 10:23b-33 Acts 10:34-48 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 10. Devotion 1 Be still and aware of God’s presence within and all around. Read: Acts 10:1-8 Ask:  What stands out for you in this passage? Share your thoughts

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Acts 9:1-43

Grace To learn how to pray. Readings Acts 9:1-9 Acts 9:10-19a Acts 9:19b-31 Acts 9:32-43 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 9. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Acts 9:1-9 Reflection: What strikes you in this text? Paul’s transition from

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Acts 8:1-40

Grace To release our identities to be defined by the hands of the living God. Readings Acts 8:1-3 Acts 8:4-25 Acts 8:26-40 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 8. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Acts 8:1-3 Reflection: Stephen had

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Acts 7:1-54, 8:1a

Grace To follow Jesus into the scandal of justice, healing and restoration. Readings Acts 7:1-53 Acts 7:48-49 Acts 7:54-8:1a Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 7 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Take time to read this long passage of scripture individually

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Acts 6:1-15

Grace To mutually affirm and challenge each other in seeing our vision become a reality. Devotion 1 We begin by thinking of our grace for the week, with a focus to affirm and challenge each other, and to release one other as a body of believers- to love, to serve and to see God’s Kingdom as we are individually gifted. Read: Acts 6:1-7 Reflection: As we

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Acts 5:1-42

Grace To grow closer to and more like Jesus using spiritual disciplines and increasing simplicity in lifestyle. Readings Acts 5:1-11 Acts 5:12-16 Acts 5:17-32 Acts 5:33-42 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 5 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Acts

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Acts 4:1-37

Grace To be a reproducible model of nurturing, training and raising up of new team and leaders. Readings Acts 4:1-22 Acts 4:23-31 Acts 4:32-37 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 4 Devotion 1 Read: Acts 4:1-22 “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realised that they were uneducated and

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Acts 3:1-26

Grace To see God’s Kingdom come in the whole life of our neighbourhood, the way Jesus would, using Word, Deed and Sign. Readings Acts 3:1-10 Acts 3:11-26 Acts 3:11-26 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 1 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be

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Act 2:1-47

Grace To personally relate with those facing poverty, coming alongside and joining them in seeking their long-term well-being. Readings Acts 2:1-13 Acts 2:14-41 Acts 2:42-47 Acts 2:42 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 2. Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read:

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