A Follower of Jesus

June 25, 2012

Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38

Humanity is looking for an answer, and just as they did in the time of the early church, they are asking, “What shall we do?” (Acts 2:37b). The world is poised for harvest and we need to be ready to reply, as Peter did, with the saving message of Jesus.

The preaching of the Gospel is found in your daily living. The miracle of the early church was the participation and proper working of every part. Believers in the book of Acts epitomized accuracy and effectiveness because they realized the power of a life dedicated wholly to Jesus. As it was then, so it is now. We are a people of purpose, created for good works (Ephesians 2:10). The ripple effect of your life—one person obeying God—has the potential to change the world.

Fight the fight. Fight complacency. Fight the temptation to veer into stagnant waters. Avoid secondary issues that keep you running in endless circles and be deliberate in your pursuit of the call. I’m believing for this region and all of America to be touched by the power of God; and for the Word to go out of this place to every nation!

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. Acts 1:8

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff

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