Called to be Witnesses: Encounters in the Book of Acts
Following Easter, we have started a new series on the book of Acts, which we will be continuing until the end of July.
The book of Acts, finds us, right after Jesus’ death and resurrection, as the disciples start living and making sense of live in a strange new world. It is a world in which, for them, nothing will ever be the same again. They have seen their Messiah die on a cross and be raised again to life. They have met him on the road to Emmaus and seen him taken up to heaven again.
Acts is an amazing book because it invites us in. We are found, with the disciples, pondering Christ’s death and resurrection and what it means for our own lives. We are on the Emmaus Road with the disciples, we are surrounding Jesus as he ascends to heaven.
Over the next few months, we will journey with the first disciples in Acts as they learn what it is to worship God and to build the church. As we walk with them, we will also be challenged and changed.
Jesus is asked by his disciples: “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:6-8)
The book of Acts is the story of the Church growing into that calling.