As the new year begins, it’s time to make sure we are in tune with God’s plans for 2017.
The book of Acts describes the beginning of the Christian church. It gives clarity to why we exist and what our mission is. This is the work of Jesus we continue on earth today.
In chapter 11, Peter retells the first conversion of non-Jews. No longer is it about keeping the Law of Moses, now it’s about believing Jesus is the risen Lord who gives the Holy Spirit.
We also see what happens when the Holy Spirit comes to town. Antioch was where the disciples were first called Christians. They believed and turned to the Lord. We see that Jews and non-Jews met together around the word of God to encourage each other to remain true to the Lord Jesus with all their hearts. They teach each other from the word of God. They give generously to others in need.
Let’s keep meeting together in 2017, reading the word of God, praying, and giving generously as the good news continues to the ends of the earth.