March 4, 2018
Read Acts 13
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Scripture- Acts 13:2- One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.”
Observations- Notice how the Lord work through the Holy Spirit as these believers gathered together as a team. This was the ongoing pursuit of the way that Jesus had originally gathered together the disciples to be a tight knit community of people who made a commitment to loving one another, learning from one another, and leading Jesus' church froward as the Spirit guided them.
Application- At New Hope we aspire to follow the lead of Jesus and the first century church in discerning how we engage in mission and ministry. For instance, our goal is to live out values that reflect our love Jesus, that we care about all people, follow God’s guidance, seek to live out truth with grace, work in teams and value everyone’s input, and are open to taking risks and making bold decisions. May it be so more and more as we seek our God!
Prayer- God, thank You for the witness of the first century church and the way they sought the Holy Spirit and the way the Holy Spirit in turn moved in and through them. Let it be so for us in this generation! Help us love one another more fully, help us be humble learners, and help us lead well under the guidance of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.
"Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed...Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." (Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12b),
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