In our final week of this series we examine how all people who claim the name of Christ are on a mission to bring the love and reconciliation of Christ to a world that is in desperate need to experience redemption and forgiveness.
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.
The second missionary journey of Paul teaches us how important it is for us to have a plan as we seek to do the work of God, and how important it is for us to allow God to change that plan without much notice!
As we continue the journey through the book of Acts we see the conversion of Cornelius and his household. Through this story we see the way the Holy Spirit tears down racial and ethnic divides, and how we need to do the same in our culture.