October 13th, 2014

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Hope everything comes out okay

I'm being supportive this week as ða wif undergoes a four-day prep for a colonoscopy. Not to make light of it, it's quite an ordeal for her and she's fretting about the possible results. So I'm staying close to home to run errands and being sympathetic and legitimately praying for her. But still, you've got to keep your sense of humor about all this.

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Part Five in our current sermon series

Spiritual Disciplines: Study
Acts 18:24-28

There’s a lot more going on in this little vignette than one might suppose at first glance. Paul, having returned to his old stomping grounds in Antioch, is now making a tour of Galatia – what we would call central Turkey. Back in Ephesus (on the Aegean coast opposite Greece) he has left Prisca and Aquila – a married couple who are more or less co-leading the missionary enterprise until Paul gets back. (Interestingly, Prisca, the wife, is usually mentioned more prominently in this endeavor than her husband, Aquila.) And then Apollos comes to town. Collapse )