Acts 1:1-11

I wrote the former account, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do
and teach
until the day he was taken up to heaven, after he had given orders by the
Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.
To the same apostles also, after his suffering, he presented himself alive
with many convincing proofs. He was seen by them over a forty-day period
and spoke about matters concerning the kingdom of God.
While he was with them, he declared, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait
there for what my Father promised, which you heard about from me.
For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy
Spirit not many days from now.”
So when they had gathered together, they began to ask him, “Lord, is this
the time when you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”
He told them, “You are not permitted to know the times or periods that the
Father has set by his own authority.
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
farthest parts of the earth.”
After he had said this, while they were watching, he was lifted up and a
cloud hid him from their sight.
As they were still staring into the sky while he was going, suddenly two
men in white clothing stood near them
and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking up into the sky?
This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back
in the same way you saw him go into heaven.”

One thought:

Imagine you had a gift that gave hope but kept it to yourself?

Three questions:

Head applicationHow do we know that Jesus appearance after death wasn’t a hallucination?


Heart application

Why should we be thankful that we have the Holy Spirit?


Hand applicationWho are three people you are witnessing to right now?



Give thanks that we can have certainty in the resurrection.
Give thanks for the Holy Spirit.
Pray that we would be witnesses to those around us