Where are we in Acts? Something new that has never been done before: when Jesus walked on earth he promised the coming of the H.S. to lead the way forward. The Church has now been born. The promise of the H.S. has roots through-out the O.T. E.g. Zechariah was encouraging one of the later leaders of Judah, Zerubbabel, after the Fall of Jerusalem… One of the great lines from the preaching of Z as he is charting the way for how the nation is to go forward. “So [God] said to me, ‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty!” (Zech. 4:6). Acts is the beginning of a new way of living in the fullness of Z’s prophecy: “By My Spirit.” While they sat at Jesus’ feet for three years, many times they assumed Jesus was going to conquer the Romans and restore the glory of Israel through military might. Now they get it. They are beginning to understand it’s about the transformation of the heart. By My Spirit
Be bold. Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation! Amen? Choose to be bold to express your faith in Jesus Christ in our crazy and confusing world. I found an insightful quotes from Mike Yaconelli… writer/founder of Youth Specialties and the Wittenberg Door…
Boldness isn't something you're born with; you either choose it or you don't.
One person defined boldness as going outside of your comfort zone. / stretching yourself. The verse which establishes boldness as the theme of this chapter is Acts 4:13 READ.
Carl Crouse, Pastor
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