Next Steps

The Fire Begins
Acts 1:1-11

Have you ever asked yourself, “Is there more to life than what I am living?” The book of Acts answers your question. Its clear message is, God is a-foot! He empowers His people with purpose, boldness, and effectiveness! This means His kingdom and message are not lost, but gaining power in the world. Despite all the bad news and growing instability, God is not silent! In Acts, we find a group of men and women seeking nothing but Jesus Christ and His kingdom! The first church was born from this passion. How did 120 followers of Jesus (a very small number) ended up shaking down empires and erecting Jesus Christ as the center of history? Well, they believed what Jesus said and what He did! He said He was God and He proved it by raising Himself from the dead. And to give assurance of this, He sent the Holy Spirit to give witness both of His power and presence with His people. These men and women, who had no lobbyists and political clout, turned their world upside down because they operated in the power of Jesus!

Monday: God has promised to give you power. (Acts 1:8)
Tuesday: God’s purpose for His church is to preach and teach repentance. (Luke 24:47)
Wednesday: God’s boldness comes to those who receive Jesus. (Acts 2:14-41)
Thursday: Effectiveness comes on those who wait in worship and pray for the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:4-5)
Friday: God is able to change the world through you, but first He has to fill you. (Acts 2:1-4)
Saturday: God’s means of changing the world is the church. (Matthew 16:18-19)

Have you encountered the church? I am not talking about some building in some Any City USA but the people of God, recklessly pursuing a crucified and risen Savior! When we catch the fire of God, He can use us to turn the world around. So are you ready for the unexpected and unfiltered power of God at Bethany Church?

Working with you to change the world,
Pastor Briant