Post Sunday Reflections on Finishing Acts: To the Ends of the Earth
I don’t know about you but I left Sunday’s worship gathering feeling full! Full of gratitude.
Pastor Nik finished off our series on Acts: To the Ends of the Earth with a powerful look at how God has not only worked through the early church but also how God has worked the same down through time to our present day in our own lives.
I was blown away at how simple gospel transformation is and how important it is keep hold of these simple truths that the God of the universe has chosen to always worked through the power of His word, the power of His spirit and through the power of His people.
We saw a tangible example of that in Kelly’s story. Kelly was an international student with a painful past wondering if love was real or just fake as she had always experienced it. Though she didn’t believe in God, she prayed and asked for a friend. On the same day she uttered that prayer, a girl name Ria came along. Ria, our campus ministry director, met her at a dance studio and they traded numbers. Ria befriended Kelly and took a genuine interest in getting to know her. She discovered Kelly’s story and then began through her own life to tell her about God, inviting her to church and to a relational small group with a purpose to study Jesus’ life. Kelly began to learn and before long, believe in Jesus. She was baptized in water and became a part of God’s family, discovering that love is real and His name is Jesus.
Right here in Seattle, we see the power of God’s word, God’s Spirit and God’s people bringing the gospel through relationship. It all begins with Love and this kind of Love changes everything. It’s biblical discipleship in action. It’s God’s way of changing the world, one person at a time and I believe everyone can do this. Everyone can make disciples. It worked in the early church and it is still working today. May God help us to believe that His ways work and offer ourselves afresh to be His People who carry His Word in the Power of His Spirit to the Kelly’s of our world.
I am praying that the book of Acts continues with us.