“Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 15:26).
There’s nothing quite like reading through the book of Acts while just finishing a book called, “Why God Sends Us to Dangerous Places” (great book) and now reading a book called “The Insanity of God” (another great book).
Talk about being convicted and challenged!
If you are one of those who likes to have his heart inspired, his faith stretched, and his will provoked to greater heights for Christ, I highly recommend reading these two books and the Book of Acts at the same time. That’s if you dare! 🙂
Prayerfully reading through the Book of Acts is both convicting and challenging. Of course, this book was left for us to be life changing. The early church, though far from perfect, were men and women of prayer who walked in the presence and power of God. They were men and women who literally risked their lives for the cause of Christ!
They were a people WHO DID NOT SHY FROM PERIL, PAIN OR PERSECUTION, and because of this they saw God move mightily without the gimmicks we so often need and rely upon!
These men and women knew and understood what it meant to be a “living sacrifice.” Do we?
The New Testament church was led by men who were directed by the Spirit, ignited by the Fire of God, and who followed closely the footprints of Jesus wherever they might lead. Because they saw the invisible and heard the inaudible, God used them to do the unexplainable!
May our prayer be, even today, oh God, do it again!!!
“My biggest fear is that I will hear the words of Jesus and walk away content to settle for less than radical obedience to Him.” -David Platt
Just reflecting on the Acts of the Apostles 2,000 years ago and those who have followed in the footsteps of Jesus, regardless of the circumstances and consequences, down through the ages!