Memory verse for May:  

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
     He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
–Psalm 23:1-2

Collect for Pentecost (Sunday 31 May 2020):

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for Pentecost: Psalms 104:24-35; Acts 2:1-11; John 14:8-17

Study Questions for John 14:8-17

  1. Does verse 15 add anything to our understanding of Jesus’ promise in verses 12-14?
  2. Look up Genesis 2:20-22 and Psalms 54:4 and 118:7.  How do verses 16 and 17 expand on the OT portrait of this aspect of God’s ministry to us?
  3. The original language distinguishes between an individual “you” and a group “you”.  Verses 15-17 are addressed to a group.  What might we learn about the ministry of the Holy Spirit from reading the “you”s of the final sentence of verse 17 in the plural?

The e100 Readings for the Week are:

The Ascension: Acts 1:1-26

The Trip to Rome: Acts 25:23-28:31

The e100 is a Bible reading plan in which participants can read and reflect on 100 of the most significant Bible passages over the course of a year.

60 Days of PsalmsA guide to praying through the entire Book of Psalms in two months.