Entries by sarahp

Submit and Obey…What?!?

Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 6 Acts 6, written by Dr. Luke, the author of the books of Luke and Acts (and a physician by trade), demonstrates better than most chapters of the Bible the heart of the early church. When the Greek followers complained that they were being discriminated against, a solution was immediately sought, […]

A Sacred Bond

Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 5 Acts 5 starts off with a curious story about a husband and wife both being struck dead by God for lying to him. They had sold a piece of property and decided to hold back part of the money before putting the rest at the feet of Peter. Acts 5:3-4 […]

It is Never Too Late for Change

Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 4 I am amazed by the changes Jesus and the Holy Spirit made in the disciple Peter. I always respected Peter because he wasn’t afraid to step out of his comfort zone. Once, when he saw Jesus walking on water, he asked Jesus to let him walk on water, too. Peter […]

Is it Time Yet?

Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 3 Today, we read in Acts 3 about how Peter healed a crippled beggar. The beggar had been lame since birth and was brought to the Beautiful Gate daily to beg for money. The gate was called “beautiful” because it was covered in Corinthian brass, which had tarnished over time to […]

A Bold Comeback

Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 2 Have you ever heard the saying that “the comeback is always greater than the setback”? I’m not sure where that saying originated, but it sums up Peter’s life story in a nutshell! Just last week, we were reading in the book of Mark that Peter, one of those in Jesus’ […]

Now What?

Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 1 I love the start of new things: new days, new months, new years. Sure, Feb. 1 doesn’t carry the same level of motivation as Jan. 1, but the start of any month feels so full of opportunity to me—to evaluate the past month, set goals for the next few weeks, […]

What on Earth are You Up To?

Today’s Bible Reading: Mark 16 Mark 15:44-47 44 Pilate couldn’t believe that Jesus was already dead, so he called for the Roman officer and asked if he had died yet. 45 The officer confirmed that Jesus was dead, so Pilate told Joseph he could have the body. 46 Joseph bought a long sheet of linen […]

If I Could Only (Re)Imagine

Today’s Bible Reading: Mark 15 Have you ever found yourself wishing, “If only I was different”? Perhaps you wish you were better educated, but “no,” you tell yourself, you’re not smart enough. Or you wish you were kinder or more generous, but you’re always too busy and too broke. Maybe you find yourself wishing you […]