Here is the Faithful Friday word for you today!
Faithful Friday is an initiative from our clergy to further explore the Word of God and to reconnect people with Bible verses
Please feel free to reflect on what each passage means to you and let us know if any of the passages inspire you.
Blog post by David Hildred:
The readings this week show how the spread of the good news of Jesus was under threat from powers beyond the group of disciples. Nobody likes opposition, nobody likes going against the flow, but see how God uses these different negative reactions to further the reach of the gospel. The great persecution the disciples endured is led by Saul – we’ll read what happens to him next week. Simon the Sorcerer is amazed and fascinated, yet doesn’t realise this is very different from a magic trick. Each occasion of negativity is turned into an opportunity to say more about Jesus. Might it give us a different outlook on the reactions we hesitate to want to face?