Over two billion people alive today chose to call themselves Christians, but this was not always the case. The story of Jesus began with a very small group of followers in the city of Jerusalem. From this humble beginning the message of Jesus has spread around the world to impact people of different cultures and languages. The story of Jesus has persisted over thousands of years. The book of Acts offers us a detailed story of the incredible beginning of the church, and it teaches us how to carry out the mission of the church in our world today.
The conclusion of the book of Acts can leave us unsatisfied because it is easy to focus in on how much we don’t know about the way the story of the apostle Paul ends. However, as unsatisfying as it might be to miss elements of the story, it is important to remember that the book of Acts is about the work of God’s Spirit to build his church and not about Paul.