09 Feb Acts 1:1-3

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1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

The book of Acts does not record the meditations of the Apostles, but their acts. They were men of action. We too should be consumed with the idea of taking the message of hope, peace, and salvation to the whole world. The Apostles were always looking over the fence into the fields overripe with lost souls and ready to harvest. Are we crowding around the table for another meal when Jesus needs workers in His fields? Jesus turned lives around. He spoke with power and authority and He taught us to see the worth of the individual. When was the last time you sat in a worship service craning your neck to see if the one you are witnessing to just might make their decision for Christ today? If there is one thing that is probably more lacking in our lives than anything else it is the time we spend testifying to others about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let’s begin to move from our meditative lives to ones of action. Push away from the table and go out into the field. When you get there, tell somebody about Jesus.