April 18 – May 3, 2020

The great theologian Howard Thurman reportedly once said: 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Easter is the reminder that God is in the business of resurrection and making things come alive.  A spark of new life in us can set the world ablaze with possibility.  The Easter season is a time for us to read and study the Book of Acts because it is filled with stories of the Church coming alive to transform the world.  Christ’s resurrection opens the door for us to explore our greatest God-given desires and potential.

Scripture Readings

April 18/19 | Acts 3:1-10
April 25/26 | Acts 8:26-40
May 2/3 | Acts 16:11-15

Suggested Resources & Reading

Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive by Jennifer Fulwiler 

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey by Brian McLaren

The Story We Find Ourselves in: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

The Last Word and the Word After That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren

Acts, (N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Studies) by N.T. Wright 

The Greatest Showman, 2017 Feature Film (Family Resource!)