By Pastor Chad Smith
Four people wrote stories that detail Jesus’ life and ministry: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Only one of those authors, Luke, continues the story after Jesus death, resurrection, and ascension back to heaven. Acts is Luke’s account of how Jesus impacted his followers and what happened in the next generation. The amazing thing is it looks a lot like Jesus’ life and ministry. It is easy for Christianity to become a spectator sport. Followers can quickly become fans in the stands. Acts is meant to prevent that. In Acts we see Jesus’ life (all of it…word and deed…acts of compassion and the supernatural) continuing in the lives of ordinary people who believe. At Elevation Church we believe Jesus’ life is to continue in your life. We invite you to read the book of Acts with others in the church during the month of August.