Pastor Dan – AUDIO (36 minutes; starts at [00:09])
“Well last week here Kirkmont we began a new preaching series… we began preaching through the book of Acts.
Acts is the fifth book that appears in the New Testament right after the four books that record the life of Jesus.
We have Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John… and then we come to the Book of Acts.
Last week we discussed that Acts is actually written by one of those who wrote about the life of Jesus and that is Luke, who wrote the gospel of Luke, and also is the person who wrote the book of Acts.
Both letters were addressed to a man named Theophilus. And Acts, in a nutshell, is really answering the question, “What happens once Jesus ascends into heaven and he leaves?” …
- What happens to those people who have begun to follow him?
- What happens to the early church?
- How does the early church get formed? And
- How do they grow, and
- How do they act, and
- How do they treat each other…
I mean Acts is really the history, and the recording of all those things.
And last week specifically, in Acts chapter one, we looked at some of Jesus’s last words that he said to his disciples before he ascended into heaven. And the Scripture told us that he spoke to them about the Kingdom of God.
And then he told them to go to Jerusalem, to wait in Jerusalem… whereby they will be filled with the Spirit of God.
And so last week our main point was this, that…
“You and I are called to be the people who live with the Spirit of God, and for the Kingdom of God.”
…that you and I are called to be a people who live with the Spirit of God, and for the Kingdom of God.