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June 24, 2018

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Reading along with us in Acts? Here’s today’s reading:

Acts 1 (ESV)

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach,until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”...Continue Reading

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  1. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

  2. I was really struck by Luke’s statement in verse 3. He appeared to them over a period of 40 days and spoke about the kingdom of God. That is amazing and probably easily overlooked because our familiarity with the truth expressed. But what a great conformation of Jesus’ resurrection! 40 days leaves no room for doubt, no chance for hallucination or whatever else the doubters concoct. And how comforting that Jesus, as promised, did not leave the disciples alone but promises again to give them the Spirit. And He is the Spirit of power, divine power to enable the Christian that we are unable to fulfill on our own.

    And although Peter and the others are sincere in their desire to choose a replacement for Judas, one wonders if this was God’s choice. I only say that because He clearly gave Paul the credentials to be an apostle and we just never hear of Matthias again. It is one of the questions way down on the list that I will ask when entering glory….

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