14 Apr 2020
Today we start the book of Acts. Jesus’ last recorded words have become to be known as the Great Commission: “ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” Acts 1:8. The book of Acts, written by Luke, is the story of the men and women who took that commission seriously and began to spread the news of a risen Savior to the most remote corners of the known world.
Each section of the book chapters 1-7, 8-12, and 13-28, focuses on a particular audience, a key personality, and a significant phase in the gospel expansion. While Acts mentions the apostles collectively at several points, Acts really records the acts of Peter in chapters 1 through 12 and Paul in chapters 13 through 28.
Our reading today is Acts chapter 1 and 2. Chapter one starts out with the promise of the Holy Spirit then proceeds to the ascension of Jesus, the apostles replace Judas with Matthias. Chapter two starts on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit comes fills the believers that were there and Peter preaches to the crowd. There are many topics to discuss in these 2 chapters. I going to break them down into individual post. Ya’ll have a great evening!