Today’s Reading | Acts 11
Sharing With Everyone
As you read the beginning of this chapter, did a verse you read earlier in Acts come to mind? What about Acts 1:8? In this verse, Jesus told the Apostles how and to whom He wanted the gospel message to be proclaimed. He told them that after they received the Holy Spirit, they were to go to all people. They were to go to the ends of the earth with the message of Christ. They were to begin in Jerusalem, but it was not to stop there. In light of this verse and the events recorded in chapter ten, how could the apostles and brothers in Christ have missed the obvious and criticized Peter when Gentiles became believers? God wants all men everywhere to hear that Jesus Christ has died for them. God clearly illustrated this to the early church so that they would understand what He meant in Acts 1:8. He continues to clearly demonstrate it to us today. Are there some in your school or town with whom you would be unwilling to share the salvation message because of their race or appearance? Write the reference Acts 1:8 in the margin of your Bible to remind you to reach out to all people. It’s not too late to begin sharing the message. Why not today?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?