Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 9:32-43] Aeneas and Dorcas

Fabrizio Santafede - Saint Peter raises Tabitha

Aeneas and Dorcas Acts 9:32-43 32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. 34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 9:26-31] Paul In Jerusalem

Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Jusepe de Ribera

Paul In Jerusalem Acts 9:26-32 26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 9:19-26] Saul In Damascus

Giovanni Paolo Pannini - Sermon of St Paul amidst the Ruins, 1744

Saul’s Sight Restored Acts 9:19-26 Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. 21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 9:10-19] Saul’s Sight Restored

Pietro da Cortona, Ananias Restoring the Sight of Saint Paul, 1631

Saul’s Sight Restored Acts 9:10-19 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 9:3-9] Saul Blinded by The Lord

The Conversion of Saint Paul, by Giordano Nancy

Saul Blinded by The Lord Acts 9:3-9 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6 “Now get up and … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 8:26-40] Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

Icon of Philip and the Eunuch

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Acts 8:26-40 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This … Read more