We begin a brand new journey today. We are going to read through the book of Acts over the month of June. For a Christian, the book of Acts is the story of our origins as a church. Christianity goes from being a small sect of a 120 or so, to an unstoppable movement in the ancient world. Take time to think about things that apply to you, but also put into larger perspective the themes you are reading on.
Today's reading is from Acts 1 - 2
Chapter 1 and 2's major theme is the Holy Spirit. I'm teaching on this Week 3 of SENT so I don't want to show my hand completely, but these are powerful passages. Notice that when the disciples were commissioned (Acts 1:8), shortly after Jesus ascends into heaven and the disciples are sitting staring at the sky. An angel comes and asks them, "why do you stand here looking at the sky?" I think that there is still a lot of standing around and staring at the sky going on in Christianity today. There needs to be more "going and doing." When we sit around and only dream of his return, we are essentially reliving this passage of staring at the sky. We have been challenged to "go" into the world, not sit around and gaze at heaven.
What are your thoughts? What stands out to you?