Monday: Acts 4:1-12

Tuesday: Acts 4:13-22

Wednesday: Psalm 23

Thursday: I John 3:8-15

Friday: 1 John 3:16-24

Saturday: John 10:7-10

Sunday: John 10:11-18

Boldness and sacrificial love are this week’s themes. Peter and John boldly confess Christ, the source of their hope and power. Our other texts center around the image of Christ the good shepherd. We read the familiar words of Psalm 23, then reflect on Christ as the one who lays down his life for the sheep. 1 John ups the ante, in reflecting on how Christ calls us to reflect his self-giving love by laying down our lives for one another. We approach Stewardship as a call to sacrifice, not as martyrs, but pouring out our love freely, because Christ first loved us.