I’m on a mission to allow awe and wonder to be a part of my daily existence. I don’t have to look far, I just have to let it in. I also have to reorient where I’m looking. Most of all, I need to lay myself down. In Matt Redman’s song, “Let There Be Wonder,” he calls us to worship the King in reverence and awe.
The lyrics of this week’s song also brings us to the birthplace of the Christian church. The perfect segue post resurrection Sunday.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Read and keep on reading
- Meditate on Scripture
- Storying – retelling the story of Scripture in your own words
- Utilize outside resources
- Luke as the author of both Luke and Acts – Acts 1:1-3
- Considering the end of Luke before diving into Acts – Luke 24:44-53
- Following the cross reference to Luke 3:16 in anticipation of baptism of Holy Spirit
- Jesus ascending to heaven on a cloud…a HUGE source of wonder – Acts 1:6-11
- Letting yourself sit in the scene of the narrative
- The relevance of what comes after the BUT in Acts 1:8
- Becoming familiar enough with the scene to retell the story in your own words
- Discovering what happened in the upper room – Acts 1:12-14, Acts 2:1-3
- Learning more about the day of Pentecost from gotquestions.org
Check out the official music video on YouTube below.
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This Week’s Challenge
On this episode we have merely introduced the first couple of chapters of Acts. Read them for yourself and then meditate on any aspects of the account that inspires wonder. Promises fulfilled, power from on high, Jesus ascending on a cloud and tongues of fire are all details you don’t want to skip over.