Acts 28

Today, we come to the close of our story. As we’ve peered into the life of the early church through the eyes of Luke, we have been challenged and puzzled and encouraged. I have grown admittedly attached to some of these characters, and Luke was not particularly concerned with tying up loose ends. Acts 28 ends with no fanfare. There is no finality, no closure. It hardly seems fair to have drawn us into the narrative and then shut the book in the middle of the action.
What will we do with what we have seen? What will we do with our stories in response to theirs?
There is a temptation, I think, to write these men off as heroic, to see their stories as unique and almost other-worldly. That is to have missed the entire point. These men and their circumstances were not fables or fairytales. God didn’t give us His Word to show us how things used to be. He hasn’t changed! The same purpose and power that were available to those early apostles are available to us. Looking to Peter and Paul and James and John, might we be encouraged to live lives of purpose for the honor and glory of Jesus Christ? Looking to the Holy Spirit, might we find the same grace and power that was available to the early church? When it’s His power and His grace that changes us, well, that changes everything.
May the twenty-eight chapters of Acts stir in us a hunger for the Lord who still writes stories for His glory in the lives of those who seek Him.

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Prepare for Life - The Acts of the Apostles

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Welcome to our Bible Study! I am delighted that you have decided to join us this year. We have a wonderful study planned for you as we delve into The Acts of the Apostles. I believe our time together in the Word of God will impact our lives in a powerful


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Welcome to our Bible Study! I am delighted that you have decided to join us this year. We have a wonderful study planned for you as we delve into The Acts of the Apostles. I believe our time together in the Word of God will impact our lives in a powerful way. Acts, as its name implies, is a book of action. We are not going to sit back and study theory or doctrine this year. Instead, we are going to buckle our seats belts as we examine and learn from the lives of the early apostles who, fueled by the power of the Holy Spirit, broke through geographic, cultural, language and racial barriers to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

I am excited that you are going to be a part of studying this pivotal book of the New Testament. I look forward to our time together and pray that the Lord will use each lesson to draw all of us into a closer relationship to Himself and that He will prepare you and me for whatever life brings.

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