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Let’s Read the Bible Together

Hello Friends,

This month, in our PAUSE Bible Reading Plan, we are focusing on the Book of Acts. I invite you to join us in reading a chapter a day (28 days in February and 28 chapters in Acts).

Throughout history this book has been known as “The Acts of the Apostles.” It chronicles the birth of the Church, the ministry of Jesus extended through such apostles as Peter and John, and then later through folks such as Paul, Barnabas, Silas, and Timothy, to name a few.

It’s proof that God used ordinary people to do extraordinary things. He still does.

All we read about in this biblical book happened through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

I’ve often thought that “The Acts of the Apostles” should really be called “The Acts of the Holy Spirit.”

The Holy Spirit of God, on the Day of Pentecost, came upon the apostles and disciples (a group numbering about one hundred and twenty Acts 1:15 tells us). The Spirit rested upon each of them with what seemed like tongues of fire, and they were all empowered to speak in other languages, as well as boldly witness about Jesus the Messiah.

The Holy Spirit continues to do that in our time and in our lives. Are you open to being filled with His presence and power? Are you ready to used of the Lord, as ordinary people, to do extraordinary things?

I know I am.

Let’s be open and ready together.

Yes, there are 28 chapters to the Book of the Acts, but I say WE become Acts 29…the ongoing, and still-being-written story of God’s presence and power working in and through ordinary folks like ourselves!

By His Spirit,

Pastor John