A.D. The Bible Continues
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. Acts 1:1-2
Luke, the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles gives us the great strategy by which the Lord works amonghumanity. He says, In my former book...I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach... The Gospel of Luke is the record of the incarnation of the Son of God. Jesus, the man, came to begin something, to do and to teach, and the record of that beginning is in the Gospels. But, by clear implication, this second book is the continuation of what Jesus began to do. In a very real sense, Acts is not the acts of Christians, but the continuing acts of Jesus through his Holy Spirit. . It is an account of what Jesus continues to do and to teach. In the Gospels he did it in his physical body of flesh. In the book of Acts he is doing it through the bodies of men and women who are indwelt by his life. Thus, whether in the Gospels or in Acts, incarnation is the secret strategy by which God changes the world.
This Sunday in all five services at Celebration Community Church Hays, Pastor Brant and I will be focusing on the disciples, Thomas and Peter specifically who can teach us about how God is faithful, even in the midst of our doubt and denial.
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