Our job is to point people to Jesus, but in order to do that, we have to start with where they are, not with where we think they should be. This means that we have to listen and learn.
The Resurrection marks the dawn of a new age and with it a new orientation and mindset for Jesus followers? Do we live pre or post-resurrection?
Pentecost was an amazing miracle, and having sweated to learn an African language without any books or courses to help me, it’s one I really wanted to see repeated in my life. But it wasn’t actually needed.
If Christianity can be expressed in all languages and cultures, then it is also true that it doesn’t belong to any particular language or culture. No one can say that they own the Christian faith.
From its earliest days, the church based its praxis on the Bible and saw witnessing to Jesus as its purpose. Thoughts from the second half of Acts 1.
Just before his ascension, Jesus explained to his disciples what mission is and where it happens.
The book of Acts tells the story of the apostles bearing witness to Jesus in the power of the Spirit by the will of the Father. The book is about people, but behind it all lies the Triune God.
Where are the ends of the earth? It all depends on where you start from!
Mission is witnessing to Jesus in the power of the Spirit; everything else details.
Some final thoughts from Acts: why we need to take note of Apollos.