Acts chapter 1 is the first page of church history. You and I trace our spiritual ancestry to that time. There, Jesus charges His followers with being His witnesses to the ends of the earth. But 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.” (V8) Then He returns to heaven. Later the mighty wind of the Holy Spirit blows into a meeting of 120 waiting, expectant believers….and the church is born. It has been passed down from generation to each succeeding generation until today.
And here we are. This is our time. Today, we are Christ’s church (He continues to choose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, doesn’t He?)
Today, Jesus comes to us with the same question. Will you and I, He wants to know, commit to passing on through His church in this generation the treasure of His glorious gospel?
My brothers and sisters, it’s time for us to say yes. Amen?