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Acts: Gospel Mission Then and Now

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Acts tells of the acts or the actions of the apostles as they were led by the Holy Spirit after Jesus ascended into heaven. It tells the story of the explosive growth of the early church and the expansion of the gospel. Acts stands for progress and movement.

The same mission that began then is the same mission every believer is still part of now.

The same Holy Spirit that was alive and active then is alive and active now.

The Holy Spirit is often the most misunderstood Person of the Trinity. It’s natural to believe life would be easier if Jesus were still here with us, but Jesus Himself said, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you” (John 16:7).

A few things we need to remember about the Holy Spirit:

  1. All believers have access to the same Holy Spirit. There’s no such thing as half Holy Spirit for new believers or Holy Spirit Jr. for kids. Your pastor or favorite Bible teacher does not have a bigger version of the Holy Spirit than you do.
  2. The Holy Spirit is your power source. As noted here in Acts 1:8, the Holy Spirit’s power will lead you to spotlight the work of Jesus as His witness.

Take a moment to personalize Acts 1:8 for yourself.

Your“Jerusalem” is the city where you live.

Your “Judea” includes your surrounding areas.

“To the ends of the earth” includes every place you go.

Word order is important here. The goal should be for us to increase our circle of where we take Christ and to go in this order.

Confession: it’s often easier to go on a short-term mission trip and live sold out for Jesus and return home to a regular routine of living for yourself.

Your primary mission field is where God has you go daily: your neighborhood, your community, your workplace, your kid’s school, the gym, the local coffee shop, etc.

Let’s live on mission, Church.

God, thank You for allowing me to be part of Your work in the world. Anywhere You take me, I know You’re already at work there. Give me the courage I need to join You where you are working in my community and in the lives of those around me. Do more than I know to ask for or imagine. Amen.



Acts: Gospel Mission Then and Now

The same Holy Spirit that was alive and active in the book of Acts is alive and active now. This 5-day plan will remind you that the mission of the early church is the same mission for believers today.