The Book of Acts tells of the spread of the kingdom of God as the apostles and saints spoke the gospel message with signs and wonders following. God still works in the same ways to change peoples lives as we love, listen to, and pray for those around us. God challenges us to take a risk, stretch out our hands, and affect the world around us.
This message is part of our series “The Ripple Effect.” The purpose of this series is to learn more about the life of Jesus and the story of the early church through the writings of Luke. Having looked at some of the highlights of the Gospel of Luke earlier this year, we now will turn our attention to his 2nd writing, the book of Acts. This book follows the history of the Holy Spirit’s influence on the early church and the beginning of the spreading of the Gospel to the corners of the earth. The book of Acts ends abruptly because the mission of the church is ongoing and is to be continued in our day and time by the power of the Holy Spirit.