June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Acts 7:55-60
Aurelius Augustinus was a very unruly young man. He had multiple sexual relationships, one of which produced a child, and while there is some debate as to how much of a carouser he was as a young man, he was not a model Roman or even a nominal Christian. However, after his famous conversion, Augustine would end up becoming one of the great leaders of the faith.

Another one of Christianity's greats also had a less than stellar start. In this passage, as we witness the first Christian martyrdom, we get our first glimpse at a man named Saul, who participated, albeit indirectly, in this killing by holding the coats of those who stoned Stephen (v. 58).
Craig K.

1 Peter 2:2-10
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