Monday, June 8, 2009

We are all Witnesses

Acts 1:1-9

In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

6So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?"

7He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

9After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

We are all witnesses and our lives witness to someone or something that we glorify and worship.

We witness to the world who our God is with where we spend our money, our time, were we focus our energy and our resources. Our actions, attitudes, motivations, and yes our words point to who rules and reigns in our hearts.

Most of the time we share in small, one on one settings at the table, with a friend or co-worker, over a cup of coffee and sometimes we are afforded the opportunity to share in a group setting.

Join us this Sunday as one of our own shares his testimony and how Jesus has saved his life.

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