…will begin on Thursday, Jan. 22 at Noon. Please join us- bagged lunches are welcome! For preparation, please read the first chapter and the introduction to Acts in a study Bible.
The Acts of the Apostles is an action-packed account of the early church. As you read, watch for the work of the Holy Spirit- deeds of power, fiery preaching, generous giving, and amazing prison breaks. And, don’t be surprised if you find the Holy Spirit at work in your own life!
Want a glimpse of what Christians have to say about this week’s gospel lesson? Check out this Bible Story Jam video put together by Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN.
Readings for this week:
O God, Wisdom of the universe,
you bear the pain of your people.
Grant us the gift of wisdom,
that we may discern your way
and live justly and graciously
amid the struggles of this world. Amen.
This Sunday we will hear “Do not work for the food that perishes, but the food that endures forever which the son of man will give to you.” What is that enduring food? Where are the signs in your life that God is already giving it to you?
Readings for Sunday:
This Sunday, we hear how Amos sees God’s justice as a plumb line- something that stays straight even when everything around it is crooked.
What does God’s justice look like for us in the 21st century, dozens of generations removed from Amos?
This week’s Gospel lesson shares the image of the kingdom of God as mustard seed: small at first, but it quickly grows into a large bush. The mustard plant is a weed that grows everywhere in Israel, invited or not.
Where are the weeds of God’s grace growing in your life?