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Week 26: June 25 - July 1 - Living in The Story

Week 26: June 25 – July 1

Our Old Testament reading this week continues the story of Samuel, one of Israel’s great leaders. We met his faithful mother, Hannah, last week and saw how she had dedicated this child to the service of YHWH. Samuel is the last judge of this tribal people and shepherds them through the transition to a royal kingdom.

We also continue the rich stories of the Gospel of John. This work is highly symbolic; almost everything points to something larger and deeper than the surface stories.

The stories of Acts continue Luke’s theological history (or historical theology) within the early church among the earliest believers. These chapters herald the expansion of The Faith through Paul’s missionary journeys. The church transitions from local geography and Jewish identity to a multicultural, far flung community of Jesus.

1 Samuel 4-14

Psalm 59

Psalm 61

Psalm 71

John 2-3

Acts 16-18

Living in The Story blog for Week 26

Author: Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Charlotte lives and blogs in Paris TX. She is ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and developed Living in The Story while doing doctoral work at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. Charlotte also blogs about intersections of faith, politics, and culture at