In this episode, we consider the readings for the fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14.
We discuss Jesus' words about preparing a place for His disciples and His unity with the Father, Peter's explanation that we are living stones made into a dwelling place for God, David's song about God Himself being our refuge and shelter, and the martyrdom of Stephen, who is received into the presence of Jesus.
--Prayers of the People for 5th Sunday of Easter
--Metrical Collect for Easter 5
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's video overview of Acts
--Bible Project's video overview of 1 Peter
2:31 John 14:1-14
26:35 1 Peter 2:2-10
38:59 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
46:35 Acts 7:55-60
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.