We start with the end…
Read: Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Reflect: Jesus Went. This is the theme for our Lenten sermon series this year. Jesus went to a lot of places, and Christ calls us to do the same. Acts 1:8 says, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Throughout Lent, we will walk through the book of Acts, looking at the early church’s different acts and discovering where we are to go. Our first devotional thought comes to us from Acts chapter 1 verse 8. We start with the end. Jesus is about to make his ascension into heaven. Before He does, He makes a point to tell His disciples to be witnesses to the end of the earth. This holds for us today. We are called to be Christ’s witnesses to the end of the earth. For some of us, this may mean going to another country, but for others being Christ’s witness may look like sharing the Gospel in your backyard. No matter where you are to go, you are being sent. And just as Jesus went, so must you.
Where are you being Sent?
Pray: God, thank you for sending your Son into this world to be sent to the many places He went. Be with me as I am sent into the world. Lord, help me determine the places or people you want me sent to. Amen.
Additional reading: Acts 1:1-11>