We will focus on surprising acts of God in the book of Acts. We all know the excitement and disquiet that come with the sudden reversal of our expectations. The early Christians whose stories are told in the book of Acts have no shortage of surprises. The resurrection sets off a host of unexpected events and changes for Jesus’ followers, even changes within themselves.
If our own spiritual lives have come to seem humdrum and everyday, these stories will awaken in us a new desire for God’s work in the lives of unsuspecting, ordinary people like ourselves. As we explore the journey of surprises in these texts, we will learn the spiritual habit of welcoming an unpredictable God and coming to expect the unexpected.
June 5 The Ultimate Surprise Party
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May 29 A Surprising Liberation
May 22 An Amazing Detour
May 15 The One Thing
May 8 A Surprising Influence
From hiding behind locked doors to healings in the middle of town, the apostles, enlivened and empowered by Spirit, made a difference in the lives they encountered and engaged. How are we using our influence in the places we inhabit?
May 1st An Unlikely Friendship
Saul and Annanias in today’s scripture story were unlikely friends. They should have been enemies given
their history and experience. God often places people in our lives who we might not have chosen as friends for ourselves. Maybe you’ve met someone in your own life who may be different from you in background, profession, beliefs, or in other ways. We might not have sought them out, but God has given us a chance to receive the gifts he placed in them.