I woke up one morning in early June 2012 and decided to study the book of Acts. Has this ever happened to you? You get this compulsion to do something and it seems enormous but you go for it anyway.
When I mentioned to one of my staff, she said, “Great Cheryl — even if it takes you two years” Whew, I felt relief. Yes, even if it takes me two years. I just want to study these men women who were critical to starting the church.
I’ll keep my blog entries fairly short as I’ll be doing this daily. The book of Acts has twenty-eight chapters and one-thousand six verses – so I’m thinking that if we can review two to eight verses each day, we should be through this book easily within a year – but I won’t rush it! We all can just take our time listening to God as we study His word, and specifically this book. So, let’s get started:
Acts 1:1-2 (NLT)
“In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit.”
Luke starts the book out reminding his readers that Jesus did not leave any of us alone. Jesus left further instructions through the Holy Spirit. This caught my eye that right from the beginning of this book we are focusing on the Holy Spirit. And, it’s Jesus who points us to Him as our teacher.
Q: How did you rely on the Holy Spirit to teach you today?
If you don’t know much about God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit, ask Him to reveal Himself to you. And, keep reading this blog.