Today's Bible reading: Acts 1:1-18
We take it as a given: the Gospel of Jesus Christ is for all people. So we may scratch our heads and wonder: how was it that the early church was rather slow in grasping this truth … and acting on it? Early believers could be excused to some extent for still thinking in nationalistic terms … after all, hadn’t Jesus come to restore Israel – God’s people? We know that Jesus certainly had dealings with “outsiders” – like Samaritans and a non-Jewish woman. But had He not implied that the woman was a “dog” – i.e. not one of God’s children? Again, the many converts at Pentecost and afterwards were still Jews, even if many were Greek-speaking people from the dispersion.
Prayer: Lord, increase of faith in Jesus' past, present and future triumph, and make us bold witnesses to him in every facet of our lives. Amen
GOD BLESS YOUR DAY!