After five lessons now, we are off and running in the Bible study of the Book of Acts. If you happen to be one of those who are following along on-line through this blog, I just want to thank you personally for listening. Of course I want to encourage you to drop me an email if you have questions about any of the material presented. Also, if you find these lessons engaging and valuable, please invite your social media friends to come and listen as well!
It seems to me that the richness of the stories presented by Luke in the Acts of the Apostles are so stunning at times that it almost takes my breath away. I have read a lot in my brief 65 years on this earth, both fiction and non-fiction, spiritual and secular, enjoying the many different styles and methods of each author I follow. Yet, I have never been so spell bound as reading over and over about the adventurous journey of these Apostles of Jesus when they launch the mission He gave them in Matthew 28:18-20.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
In fact, these days mostly I feel exactly like one of those 120 people gathered in Jerusalem who after experiencing the Baptism of the Spirit of God, and the filling of the Spirit of God, became the witnesses Jesus said they would become, in Acts 1:7-8. Since this blog is being followed in 117 countries around the world, I’m doing my small part to share the truth of how the church began, and what God designs for our mission today.
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
This week someone said, “I feel like I’m right there, like I’m one of the 120.” And honestly that’s how I feel every week as I prepare to teach.
So, for those who are reading this yet not following the Acts lessons, please allow me to invite you to listen. There are handouts on each lesson for download, and follow up personal application. Every week our focus in on the LORDSHIP of Jesus Christ, how we see it in the passages we study, and how it applies today in our real world.
Come and see… the Lord Jesus still moving today, by continuing the work He started, when He established His Church!! The links to the study are right here: