The Promised Power

What a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. It was a glorious Sunday worship here at Northeast. Our choir sang, “I’ve Been to Calvary.” We may not physically be able to make the trip to Calvary, but if we have asked Jesus to be our Savior and Lord, we have been to Calvary.

Pastor Joey’s message was on “The Promised Power.” No, not the power we are promised by KCPL when we

flip the switch or turn on our TV, but the power that Jesus promised us. We looked at Acts 1:1-8 this week.

Jesus promised this to the disciples, His followers, and all mankind. God even promised it in the Old

Testament. In order for this to occur, Christ knew He had to die. The Book of Acts is written by Luke, in

essence, Luke II. The Acts of the Apostles, as it is correctly titled. We have just seen Jesus appear to the twelve and to the travelers to Emmaus during the 40 days after the resurrection. Here He had gathered the believers, asking them to stay in Jerusalem for a while. The disciples are excited, asking if it is now that Jesus will restore the Kingdome of Israel. He tells them not to worry themselves with that, God will take care of that. Instead the time has come for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Helper; that they will become His witnesses. They now had the work of the Holy Spirit to do: become-be-do: to become and to do what they were called to do. Even in our modern times we Christians are still called to “become-be-do.” Are you following that command?

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