October 9, 2021
DAY 280: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Today, we continue our journey through the book of Acts, where we follow along with the ministry of Peter and John.
Ask the Lord for His understanding of Acts 3-4. Read Acts 3-4. Let’s journey!
The book of Acts, sometimes called Acts of the Apostles, picks up immediately after the end of the Gospel of Luke, which makes sense as the same man, Luke, authored both. Luke, a doctor who traveled with the Apostle Paul, focuses on the continuing work of Jesus Christ. Luke follows the beginnings of the early church, from the receiving of the Holy Spirit, to the first use of the word Christian, to the first church, to the first missionary journeys, and the first disagreements within the church. Through it all, however, the focus remains on Jesus Christ and fulfilling the commission He gave: to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Acts 3-4: We focus today on the ministry of Peter and John. We see that Peter has grown from the man he used to be, the man who rejected Christ, to a man who trusted in the Lord and allowed the Lord to work through him. After Peter heals a lame beggar, he speaks to those in the temple, earning the wrath of the religious leaders, who attempt to prosecute him. Peter and John rejoiced upon their release. We catch a glimpse into the way of life in the early church. (Acts 3:1-4:37)
After concluding today’s reading, consider the following: What happened in today’s reading? What examples were given of fulfilling Jesus’ commission? How are fulfilling Jesus’ commission to spread the Gospel? Do you look for opportunities in your everyday life? Do you hide your faith and relationship with Jesus Christ?
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