A New Israel

January 23, 2022Daily Reading

SUNDAY, January 23 Acts 2.3-4 “They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” In the Old Testament we see God moving on behalf … Read More

The Miracle of Pentecost

January 22, 2022Daily Reading

SATURDAY, January 22 Acts 2.1-2 “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.” The miracle of Pentecost, according to Willie James Jennings, “is less in the hearing and … Read More

The Poetry of Calling

January 21, 2022Daily Reading

FRIDAY, January 21 Acts 1.23-26 “So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, ‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.’ Then they cast lots, and the … Read More

The Poetry of Waiting

January 20, 2022Daily Reading

THURSDAY, January 20 Acts 1.20-22 “‘For,’ said Peter, ‘it is written in the Book of Psalms: “May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,” and, “May another take his place of leadership.” Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole … Read More

Holding the Tension

January 19, 2022Daily Reading

WEDNESDAY, January 19 Acts 1.18-19 “(With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)” This may seem an … Read More

For My Soul

January 18, 2022Daily Reading

TUESDAY, January 18 Acts 1.15-17 “In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) and said, ‘Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. He … Read More

The Fullness of Time and the Fullness of Scripture

January 17, 2022Daily Reading

MONDAY, January 17 Acts 1.13b-14 “Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” The disciples … Read More

Return to Sender

January 16, 2022Daily Reading

SUNDAY, January 16 Acts 1.12-13a “Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying.” Luke tells us after the angels’ encouragement and seeing Jesus’ ascension, the apostles returned to the … Read More


January 15, 2022Daily Reading

SATURDAY, January 15 Acts 1.10-11 “They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back … Read More

Two Kinds of Sight

January 14, 2022Daily Reading

FRIDAY, January 14 Acts 1.9 “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.” While His beloved disciples listened to His words He ascended before their very eyes. Their vision so fixed that they stood there, straining against the clouds, wrapped in awe. The … Read More