The Gospel as Comedy

Matthew Beck - Acts 12:6-17. The book of Acts, more than any other book in the Bible, tells the Story of God with humor. The Holy Spirit-filled apostles are mistaken for drunks. A young man falls asleep and out a third story window as Paul preaches late into the night. After Peter is miraculously freed from prison, he is precariously left locked-out, knocking at the door of his friends’ house. If we aren’t laughing through the book, we’re missing the hilarity of the good news: that life in the Spirit is a holy comedy. If we look closer, the “acts” of the apostles aren’t otherworldly, they’re relatable - ordinary, sometimes even laughable, everyday responses to the extraordinary activity of God.

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