30 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31 He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!
So we come to the end of the Book of Acts. Some have called it the acts of Jesus’ followers or the acts of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ people. The two phrases, “proclaimed the Kingdom of God” and “with all boldness” summarize all twenty-eight chapter. “Acts” ends somewhat openly, it leaves us wondering and asking, “What happened next?” Exactly! You and I and every follower of Jesus are writing the next chapter of taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth, establishing Christ’s body in all the world (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- How are you participating in writing the next chapter of taking the Gospel to those around you?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray this prayer today: (from Common Radicals) “May the peace of the Lord Christ go with me: wherever He may send me; may He guide me through the wilderness: protect me through the storm; may He bring me home rejoicing: at the wonders He has shown me; may He bring me home rejoicing: once again into my door”