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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 3, 2018

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TUESDAY, April 3     Tuesday in Easter Week

Acts 2:12-13 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

Following Christ is scandalous. His conception, birth, life, death, and resurrection are all scandals. His early followers are targets for persecution and martyrdom because of these scandals. Making waves and disturbing the peace are par for the course for Jesus and his early followers.

Yet today, many of us avoid making waves or causing too much disturbance. We are tempted to take the easy way in our conversations and actions, lest we be branded as too religious. When it comes to faith in Jesus—a faith that makes audacious claims about life and grace in God—it may well be time to rend the veil of respectability and righteously disturb the uneasy peace in our world.

Faith in God in Christ is too big to make logical sense of and too wild for feeling completely safe. Faith in Jesus is the heady new wine of God’s grace. And it rightly ought to change us and make those around us ask plenty of questions.

MOVING FORWARD: Have you ever shared a story about how Jesus has worked in your life—and been called crazy?

Good Book Club Reading: Acts 2:1-13

PRAY for the Diocese of Bukuru (Nigeria)

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