The Acts of
When jet aircraft take off, the ground
trembles with its force. Cars and computers demand great quantities
of it. Hurricanes and volcanoes overwhelm all nature when they display
it. God's church can't get along without it.
If one word sums up the Bible book called Acts of the Apostles, it
is power. And not just any kind of power. Acts brings to view a source
of power far greater than that unleashed by nuclear energy or even
an exploding supernova.
The power Acts reveal is stupendous, awesome, limitless. It is the
power that created the universe - the power of God Himself, as channeled
through the Holy Spirit.
"You will receive power," Christ told His fledgling church,
"when the Holy Spirit comes on you" (Acts 1:8, NIV).
Then came Pentecost, and in its train the sick were healed, the dead
raised, and thousands were won to Christ in a day.
Today, God's church needs the power of Acts again. Christians need
power to live as Jesus lived. Power to win the war of sin. Power to
blast through solid walls of selfishness, indifference, and hostility,
to reach and change human hearts. Power to see committed rebels changed
into loyal sons and daughters of God. Power to finish the work of
taking God's Good News to the entire sin scarred world.
In The Acts of the Apostles - a remarkable commentary on the biblical
Book of Acts, you are invited to witness again the enormous power
of the early church. Then you are invited to request it and experience
it for yourself.