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Devotionals On The Book of Acts

This is an intergenerational effort to encourage Carmelites to meditate on Scripture, and share their thoughts to bless others especially during these uncertain times. May we draw near to God as we spend time on His Word.

The Book of Acts was written by Luke and was written for a person named Theophilus. It describes how the Holy Spirit moved the hearts of the early disciples to bring the Good News about Jesus Christ starting from Jerusalem to the rest of the known world. It paints a vivid portrait of how Gentiles were welcomed into the fold of an initially predominantly Jewish church and the challenges of cultivating inclusiveness without drifting into doctrinal and moral relativity.

The Book of Acts persuades its original readers, both sympathetic and hostile, about the peaceful beginnings of the early Church with its radical message of a Crucified and Resurrected Saviour who will return as Judge and King in the context of persecution. This message is matched by radical love that overcame tremendous odds. The abrupt ending of the Book serves to underscore the uncertainty of earthly life as a follower of Jesus but the contents of the book emphasise that the anchor of the soul of the early disciples held firm displaying deep confidence that the object of their faith was real.

The narrative does not shy away from recording for us the disputes that the early church had to work through. Through it all, the conviction that they serve the resurrected Christ and the need to carry out His Commission never left them. By reading through this Book, my prayer is that we may be confronted with our need to consider more deeply about the implications of knowing Jesus and the Holy Spirit will move us as deeply as He moved the early disciples. Meditating on the life of Jesus, His Passion and the Crucifixion of Jesus is incomplete if we ignore the importance of the message of the Resurrected Christ in the life of the Early Church. As we seek to order our lives centred on God especially during this season, Acts reminds us that challenges were never foreign to the Church. The Church can continue to thrive and move forward with great energy as we stay connected to God and rest in His goodness. The Book of Acts reminds us how ordinary quarrelsome people turned the world right side up because they serve an amazing God who empowered them and gave them life.

Ps Ng Liang Wei


Week 1: 1-7 June 2020

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1 June (Mon)

2 June (Tues)

3 June (Wed)

4 June (Thurs)

5 June (Fri)

6 June (Sat)

7 June (Sun)


Week 2: 8-14 June 2020

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8 June (Mon)

9 June (Tues)

10 June (Wed)

11 June (Thurs)

12 June (Fri)

13 June (Sat)

14 June (Sun)


Week 3: 15-21 June 2020

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15 June (Mon)

16 June (Tues)

17 June (Wed)

18 June (Thurs)

19 June (Fri)

20 June (Sat)

21 June (Sun)


Week 4: 22-28 June 2020

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22 June (Mon)

23 June (Tues)

24 June (Wed)

25 June (Thurs)

26 June (Fri)

27 June (Sat)

28 June (Sun)


Week 5: 29 June – 5 July 2020

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29 June (Mon)

30 June (Tues)

1 July (Wed)

2 July (Thurs)

3 July (Fri)

4 July (Sat)

5 July (Sun)


Week 6: 6 July – 12 July 2020

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6 July (Mon)

7 July (Tues)

8 July (Wed)

9 July (Thurs)

10 July (Fri)

11 July (Sat)

12 July (Sun)


Week 7: 13 July – 19 July 2020

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13 July (Mon)

14 July (Tues)

15 July (Wed)

16 July (Thurs)

17 July (Fri)

18 July (Sat)

19 July (Sun)

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