Text: Acts 1:1-11
Remember what Jesus did (v. 1-3)
- the book of Acts is part 2 (gospel of Luke is part 1)
- Jesus prepared His followers
Wait for guidance (v. 4-5)
- Jesus told them to wait together
- the Holy Spirit was coming
Focus on the mission (v. 6-11)
- Jesus reminded His followers of the task
- the Holy Spirit gives us power
- our purpose is to witness
- the plan in to impact the entire world
- what are you waiting for
Big Idea of the Message: God has given us the power, purpose, and plan to courageously be His witnesses to the world.
Application Point: Ask yourself if you have the urgency needed to carry out God’s mission.
Questions to Ponder :
- What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
- Does it change your understanding of Acts to see it as a story of what Jesus is doing in the world?
- What is Jesus doing in your world?
- Do you agree that Acts 1:8 is a charge that we are supposed to be carrying out today? Why or why not?
- How well is your church is doing in fulfilling this mandate?
- How well are you doing in fulfilling this mandate?
- Would you say you are on fire for seeing other people brought to Jesus? Why or why not?