Waiting for the Spirit – Tuesday 26th May: Acts 24

Tuesday 26th May Acts 24 After yesterday’s ‘hot footing it’ drama, today’s chapter slows the pace as we begin with a five day wait for Paul’s accusers to arrive, lawyered up with Tertullus, their spokesperson. A trio of false accusations are laid at Paul’s door and yet, being of good character, he is able to … More Waiting for the Spirit – Tuesday 26th May: Acts 24

Waiting for the Spirit – Monday 25th May: Acts 23.23-35

Monday 25th May Acts 23.23-35 There has been an unfolding drama over the last few chapters! Romans, High Priests, Pharisees, Sadducees, the mob and a man sent by God – only a few weeks ago we remembered very similar events were taking place and ended in the events of Easter! This time however, things turn … More Waiting for the Spirit – Monday 25th May: Acts 23.23-35

Waiting for the Spirit – Sunday 24th May: Acts 23.1-22

Sunday 24th May Acts 23.1-22 Tucked away in the middle of the passage documenting Paul’s trial before the Sanhedrin is verse 11: “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, ‘Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome!’” There have been chaotic even violent … More Waiting for the Spirit – Sunday 24th May: Acts 23.1-22

Waiting for the Spirit – Wednesday 20th May: Acts 20.17-38

Wednesday 20th May Acts 20.17-38 O the beauty and pathos of the scene: St Paul and his spiritual children kneeling together in the sand, their faces, streaked with tears, turned to heaven even as they pray with voices cracked and broken with sorrow. The elders of the church in Ephesus had said goodbye to Paul … More Waiting for the Spirit – Wednesday 20th May: Acts 20.17-38

Waiting for the Spirit – Tuesday 19th May: Acts 20.1-16

Tuesday 19th May Acts 20.1-16 In 2018 I had the privilege of visiting projects run by Compassion International in Ghana. At the first project visit we were greeted by dancing and drums beating, chilled bottled water was placed in our hands, and we were escorted to the honoured seats among the assembled worshippers. What a … More Waiting for the Spirit – Tuesday 19th May: Acts 20.1-16

Waiting for the Spirit – Monday 18th May: Acts 19.21-40

Monday 18th May Acts 19.21-40 The location of Ephesus is an archaeological and tourist treasure, but if it were not for Paul and Luke’s account here in Acts 19 we would never have heard of Demetrius of Ephesus and the riot he led that filled an amphitheatre. One can only imagine in the most tribal … More Waiting for the Spirit – Monday 18th May: Acts 19.21-40