Stephen Called to Serve the Church

Sunday, August 6                Stephen Called to Serve the Church             Acts 6:1-8 NRSV What they said pleased the whole community, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and...

Stephen Stoned to Death While Praying

Saturday, August 5          Stephen Stoned to Death While Praying   Acts 7:54-8:1a NRSV While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” (Acts 7:59) Maintain a strong relationship with God even when others mistreat you. Pray without...

Stephen Arrested While Serving

Friday, August 4                  Stephen Arrested While Serving                     Acts 6:8-15 NRSV              They stirred up the people as well as the elders and the scribes; then they suddenly confronted him, seized him, and brought him before the council....

First Converts Called to the Faith

Thursday, August 3               First Converts Called to the Faith            Acts 2:37-44 NRSV So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. (Acts 2:41) Disciples of Jesus are commissioned to evangelize....

The Holy Spirit Descends upon Disciples

Wednesday, August 2        The Holy Spirit Descends upon Disciples      Acts 2:1-13 NRSV All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:4) Move in confidence knowing that you are empowered...

Mathias Chosen to Replace Judas

Tuesday, August 1   Mathias Chosen to Replace Judas               Acts 1:15-17; 20-26 NRSV Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas...