As Acts comes to a close, Christians are provided crucial examples of what we are called to, and the unfinished work that lies ahead.
Jesus is our Savior, but also our example. When we see the way he sacrificed himself in love, we see the suffering to all Christians are called.
What is the role of an elder in the Church? What are Church leaders called to do? The Bible addresses eldership frequently, since the early Church struggled with these questions as well.
How do we keep legalism and false religion from creeping into the Church, and yet uphold God's sovereignty and holiness? The early Church faced many of these same struggles.
Acts now presents us with the first glimpse of the Gospel Mission expansion, welcoming Gentiles (and all non-Jews) into the fold.
How did the Lord first get your attention?
What changes has knowing Him brought to your life?
We see the Church's early struggle and response to persecution and false religion trying to attack externally.
The early Church suffered a great deal of persecution from external forces, but it also struggled greatly with the sin and dissension accompanied by any group of sinners in need of a savior.
Why do we rarely regard the Ascension of Christ and the commissioning of his people, this moment which served as the catalyst for the greatest movement in human history?