Powered by 4 - May 10, 2011

 

Tuesday, May 10

Prepped to Respond

today's reading.
Acts 1:9-26    And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight...

think about it.
What reassurance do the angels give the disciples (1:9-11)? What do the disciples do while they wait for the Holy Spirit (1:12-14)? How do you see them handle decision-making (1:15-26)? What part did prayer play? What part does prayer have in your life when you're waiting?

the blog.
Being a close follower of Jesus was…an adventure. The apostles have been spending time with Jesus after his resurrection. But as we get to Acts 1:9-26, that time with Jesus on earth comes to an end. Jesus tells the apostles about the coming of the Holy Spirit and then he ascends to heaven. Now as you can imagine, the apostles are stunned. And then adding to the situation, two angels tell them Jesus will come again in the same manner. So how do the apostles respond? Incredibly. They prayed as a group, they relied on scripture to determine a course of action and then prayed again for guidance regarding the action they were taking.

What does this passage show us about the importance of prayer and knowing God's Word? Did you find anything from Acts 1:9-26 that you could put into practice? Tami W.

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