April 28 Worship & Service Bulletin

Readings for the Day:

Acts 8:26-40:  Led by the Spirit, Philip encounters an Ethiopian official who is returning to his African home after having been to Jerusalem to worship.  Philip uses their encounter to proclaim the gospel to him.  Upon coming to faith in Jesus, he is baptized by Philip.

I John 4:7-21:  We love God and others because God first loved us.  We cannot say we love God, whom we have not seen, while hating fellow Christians, whom we regularly see.  Love toward God is to be matched by love toward others because the essence of God is love.
John 15:1-8:  On the night of his arrest, Jesus taught his disciples about the relationship they would have with him.  Those who abide in his word and love bear fruit for apart from him, they can do nothing.

 ‘From Sunday & Seasons, copyright 2023 Augsburg Fortress’

Questions To Ponder:
1— When have you shared the gospel with someone? (Acts 8:26-40)
2—How do you experience God’s love in daily life? (I John 4:7-21)
3—How do you abide in Jesus? (John 15:1-8)
4—How do these texts speak to you today?

Prayer:  O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live.  Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy.  Amen.