The mission of God can be perceived as an overwhelming task – way to big for us to embark on. There is the perception sometimes that Jesus came and did all the glorious things we read about in the gospels, then died, was raised, and ascended to the Father, leaving us to carry on with what he had started.
“Go into all the world….”
Did Jesus launch his glorious kingdom of God movement and then hand it off to us to ‘take it from here’?
The opening lines in the book of Acts insist that this is not the case. Luke writes that his former book (The Gospel According to Luke) was about what Jesus began to do and to teach, implying that what we are about to read in his volume II (Acts) is not a record about what ‘we do now’ but rather about what Jesus continued to do.
If this piques your curiosity you might want to follow along with the new sermon series that began this past Sunday (Jan 21). You can find it under the ‘Sermons’ tab.