Acts 1:1-11 Isn’t it interesting that Jesus is still eating after he is in a risen body? I suppose it was one of the ways he proved that he was alive. It is interesting but may not be important to know what kind of bodies we will have when we go home to be with him. What will they serve in that banquet that has no end? I hope there will be ice cream! And more crudely, are there lavatories to get rid of the excess? It may be fun to speculate about such things, but it is useless and only sends us down blind alleys.
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As the smoke cleared from the gutted shell of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, hope began to arise.
This Sunday’s lessons proclaim that God and his Resurrection have their way with us.
Historically the Sunday after Easter was the first Sunday when newly baptized members could be admitted into the fellowship as full members of the Church. Consequently the theme of having life determined by something bigger than we are (the Resurrection of Jesus) is most appropriate.
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Acts 5:27-32 This lesson is the story of what the Holy Spirit can do to change lives, the courage the Spirit gave Peter to witness to authorities, the courage given to the Church today to stand up to the powers that be. Regarding the Holy Spirit modern Latin Evangelical theologian Zaida Perez has written:
I shall never forget that moment on February 11, 1990 when Nelson Mandela was freed after nearly 30 years in captivity in South Africa. It was one of those magic moments shared, thanks to television, with the whole world.
There have been a number of occasions in my life where I have had the opportunity to make a complete fool of myself, and sad to say, I have generally taken full advantage of each one of those opportunities as they came along. I suppose I could prove the point by regaling you with dozens of pertinent stories, but for the sake of preserving your time and my dignity, I will tell you just one.