You Are Called to be Part of the Next Chapter.
Luke opens The Acts of the Apostles with Jesus' ascension into heaven. Even though it may seem as if Jesus' work is finished, he continues to act powerfully. His Holy Spirit descends on the disciples, and they become bold preachers and healers. Jesus appears to Paul on the road to Damascus and changes his life forever. Paul and the other missionaries are miraculously saved from harm on many occasions.
In Acts 28:30, Luke ends the Book about the Apostle Paul. He made it to Rome, and in Paul’s day, Rome was the end of the earth, and he was finally there.“For two whole years Paul was imprisoned in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.”
He was giving his life to the one thing that matters.
The story isn't over. God's kingdom is here among us—and His kingdom truly is at hand! When you’re part of Acts 29, you’re doing the same thing. So, what’s keeping you from living and building the Kingdom of God? Embarrassment? Fear? Busy-ness? You see, the people in Acts 28 believed that living and building the Kingdom of God was worth dying for. And the people who will write Acts 29 will be people moved by the same belief of faith. Will you respond to His ecclesia2020? Will you become a witness? Tell God that you want to join with Peter and Cornelius, with Paul and Silas, with Barnabas and Mark, with Priscilla and Aquila. Tell Him that you want to be a part of making the only history that really matters. Take a moment and say to God: “I’ll be one. I want to write my part in Acts 29. I’ll be one.”