Between the Lines: Easter 4: April 21, 2013

Text: Acts 9:36-43

Charity

Charity (Photo credit: Danny McL)

Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity… [When Peter arrived] All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them.

Luke Timothy Johnson argues that “Luke uses a character’s disposition of possessions as a character indicator.” What might Luke have to say about our modern era of a widening gap between the wealthy and the poor and conspicuous consumption? What might your own use of your possessions say about you? Where are your priorities, according to how you spend your money, your time, your resources? Whom or what do you serve?

– Andy Kille


“Between the Lines” is excerpted from BibleWorkbench, a weekly resource for engaging the biblical story in a new way published by the Educational Center in Charlotte, NC.  For details and subscription information, see About BibleWorkbench.
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One response to “Between the Lines: Easter 4: April 21, 2013

  1. Pingback: 4/21/2013 Alive in the Lord | ForeWords

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