Getting into God's Word

Weekly Devotionals

Written by Pastor Tim Swenson

Weekly Readings

May 29, 2022 Ascension Day

The Common Thread

God has gone up with a joyful shout! Christ is now seated in power at the right hand of the Father. This Jesus, who was carried away from us into heaven, will come again in the same way as the disciples saw him go into heaven (1 Thes 4:16–18). He will return with power and great glory. In the meanwhile, he has given us a share in his power, power to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth. (

Acts 1:1-11

Psalm 47:1-9

Ephesians 1:15-23

Luke 24:44-53

June 5, 2022 Day of Pentecost

The Common Thread

Where I live, mighty, rushing winds mean one thing: take cover because another hurricane is blowing in off the coast. Nevertheless, hurricanes tend to bring us together, even as awful as they are. We check on each other’s welfare, and help clean up the damage done. Still, there is a mightier wind blowing in the earth, bringing formerly dispersed people together from all over the earth. In these last days, the indwelling Holy Spirit shapes believers into the one holy Church that speaks the common tongue of praise. When smaller winds blow, and the enemy would crush our souls, the Holy Wind of God teaches us about the stilling peace of Christ so that we need not be troubled or afraid.

Genesis 11:1-9

Psalm 143:1-12

Acts 2:1-21

John 14:23-31