This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for April 23, 2023. This is the second Sunday after Easter. The Narrative Lectionary jumps into Acts and takes us all the way to the story of Peter and Cornelius. The RCL continues in in Peter’s speech in Acts 2 and a mini-series on 1 Peter.

Jump to Narrative Lectionary resources.

Revised Common Lectionary

Here are quick links to all the texts for this week:

April 23

Acts 2:14a, 36-41

Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19

1 Peter 1:17-23

Luke 24:13-35

We continue in Peter’s speech on the Day of Pentecost with Acts 2:14a, 36-41. The people respond to the first part of his speech and ask him what they should do. He tells them to repent and be baptized. Many people were added to their number that day.

CLICK HERE for an introduction and overview of Acts.

The mini-series on 1 Peter continues.

Gospel Reading Luke 24:13–35. The resurrected Jesus walks with two disciples on the road to Emmaus.

These images come from page 24 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Luke.

Preview PowerPoint

Feel free to use any or all of these slides and images in your own preaching and teaching.

Narrative Lectionary

This week the NL takes us to Acts 10:1-17, 34-48. The Good News of Jesus has been spreading like wildfire and crossing ethnic barriers. First, it jumped boundaries into the region of Samaria and Ethiopia. Now, God asks Peter to do the unthinkable. He is told to eat in the house of a Roman centurion. How can God love him?!?

These images comes from page 5 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Acts.

Preview PowerPoint

This image is the the final section of the Holy Week presentation. Feel free to use any or all of these slides and images in your own preaching and teaching.

Acts of the Apostles: Learn How the First Church Spread to the World

This study was originally written in the spring of 2005 for a network of house churches called Hart Haus. Each week the members of the community would commit to spend 5 days studying the designated passage of scripture and then share what they learned with the group when they gathered in the various homes on Sunday.

Originally, this was designed to be a 12-week study, with 60 daily lessons. You may choose to follow the fast-paced, 12-week study, or you may choose to slow down and spread it out over a longer period of time. To facilitate a more flexible format, this version is structured around Sessions, and Lessons rather than Weeks and Days. Feel free to use whatever method fits best with your group’s needs.

This PDF is 164 pages of full-color illustrations, daily readings, study questions, and commentary. It also contains a “Just for Kids” section to help you engage children in the study.

Join me every Monday at 4:00pm Central Time for a live Bible study on Zoom.

These sessions include:

  • a presentation of the visual resources for the lectionary texts for the week,
  • live discussion around the texts,
  • previews and behind-the-scenes peeks at what is happening at A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Bible

The video of the session remains available on the network to view at any time, in case you can’t make it for the live session.

This is a part of the Cartoonist’s Bible Network. I’d love to have you join us.

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