just a minute 04.05.21

Today’s passage is Acts 4:32-35

You will notice today, and in the coming weeks, that we will not have our usual Old Testament passage, but instead we will be spending some time in the book of Acts. From a chronological perspective this is strange.  If we were really following the timeline after easter we would wait 40 days after the resurrection before we even opened the book of Acts.  That is what the followers of Christ did, they hid out, hoping to go unnoticed, until the helper arrived (the helper that Jesus promised, the helper we know as the Holy Spirit.  However, we are jumping into Acts this week, the first week following the resurrection.  

This is not without reason. By looking ahead we will see the different characters and events that will make up the church, things that could only happen because before it all, the Spirit arrived.

In this passage we see one of those things that could not happen had it not been for the Spirit’s arrival.  The greek words ‘kardia kai psuchē’, meaning heart and soul – specifically in describing the diverse group from different nations, different religious backgrounds, different everything, this different and diverse group would be the avenue for the spread of the message of Jesus Christ, specially because of ‘kardia kai psuchē’, they were of one heart and soul.

This is going to be an exciting journey, I hope you will be a part of it.  Have a great day and we will see you tomorrow.

Published by rickanthony1993

Husband of Andrea, Father of five, pastor of Grace Fellowship Norman OK.

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