“Why do you stand here looking into the sky?” (Acts 1:11). Never has such a unique question spurred such a powerful movement of God as what we see in the beginning of Acts.
This past weekend at Eastbrook Church I began a four-part series on the life of God’s people entitled “Activate.” This first week we talked about the calling of God’s people in response to Jesus’ teaching and life. The life with God is neither intended to be boring/apathetic nor busy/frenetic. Instead we must be activated by God through the power of the Holy Spirit to join Him in His work in the world.
You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here.
Called to Jesus: Living with the Resurrected Jesus (Acts 1:1-3)
- Jesus in-between events
- Jesus alive in the flesh
- Jesus at the table
Called into God’s Kingdom: Facing Confusion and Time Delays (Acts 1:3-7)
- Jesus and the kingdom
- The kingdom of God and the kingdoms of earth
- Timelines and the delayed arrival
Called to the Holy Spirit: The Gift of Power (Acts 1:4-5, 8)
- The gift to you
- The baptism of you
- The power upon you
Called to Witness: The Lifestyle of the Empowered Disciple (Acts 1:8-11)
- Judea and Samaria
- The ends of the earth
- Until Jesus will come back
- “Why do you stand here looking into the sky?”