“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.'” Acts 17:24-28
I don’t know what He has for us in the Book of Acts, but without a doubt, it is on my heart to read it through. One chapter at a time. Today through August 9th, I will be soaking in this book known as “The Acts Of The Apostles”. One chapter for everyday. Will you join me?
For those of you who are unfamiliar…. here’s an overview…
“The genre of the book of Acts is Narrative History with several Sermons. Luke, the author of the Gospel of Luke, was a doctor and Gentile. He wrote this book 60-62 A.D. It is Luke’s sequel to the Gospel of Luke. It is titled “Acts” to emphasize that this book records the “Acts of the Apostles through the work of the Holy Spirit”. The key personalities of Acts are Peter, Paul, John, James, Stephen, Barnabas, Timothy, Lydia, Silas, and Apollos.
Luke wrote the book of Acts to record how believers were empowered by the Holy Spirit, worked to spread the Gospel of Christ, and are a model for the future church.
The Book of Acts is also the history of the birth, the founding, and the spread of the Church from Jerusalem to Rome. It also records the transition of the Church from being almost exclusively a Jewish institution into becoming a Gentile and an international institution. Consequently, it records the transition of Christianity from a Jewish religion into an international faith. The Gospel of salvation is for all because Jesus Christ is Lord of all.” – Biblehub.com
If you would like to read along, please hop over to our Cup Of Joe Facebook page and say, “I’m In!” This is where I will post our daily reading reminders. Invite your friends, too. Let’s see how these Jesus-lovin’ common men lived for Jesus and set out to tell everyone they could about the Gospel. Oh, how I want this to be my story, too.
TODAY READ CHAPTER ONE