– ACTS 4:29-31
29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great BOLDNESS in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing POWER; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all (5000 BELIEVERS) filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they (5000 BELIEVERS) preached the word of God with BOLDNESS.
1 – GO IN POWER
7 They brought in the two disciples and demanded, “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?” 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of our people, 9 are we being questioned today because we’ve done a good deed for a crippled man? Do you want to know how he was healed?– ACTS 4:7-9
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”– MATTHEW 28:18-20
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes UPON you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”– ACTS 1:8
2 – GO IN BOLDNESS
13 The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures.– ACTS 4:13
29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and GIVE US, your servants, great BOLDNESS in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing POWER; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all (5000 BELIEVERS) filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they (5000 BELIEVERS) preached the word of God with BOLDNESS.– ACTS 4:29-31
3 – GO TOGETHER
32 All (5000) the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.– ACTS 4:32
12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.– 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-13
27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.– PHILIPPIANS 1:27
20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. 22 “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.– JOHN 17:20-23
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVATION:
GETTING IN THE GAME
READ: ACTS 4
- GO IN POWER
READ – ACTS 4:7-9, MATTHEW 28:18-20, ACTS 1:8
ASK: Whose authority and power do you find yourself relying on most? Your own?
- GO IN BOLDNESS
READ – ACTS 4:13, ACTS 2:29, ACTS 4:29-31,
ASK: Is your faith more private than public?
- GO TOGETHER
READ – ACTS 4:32, 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-13, PHILIPPIANS 1:27, JOHN 17:20-23
ASK: How are you participating in community of faith for the purpose reaching those who need the love of Jesus?
PRAY: Holy Spirit thank you for giving me a mission of ministry to GO everywhere to tell of who you are. Forgive me for times I remain to myself and miss the opportunity of sharing in what you are doing in your community called the church. Give me boldness. Amen!