Scripture reveals many things about the character and nature of God. Among these, He is described as the creator, the sustainer and the restorer. God is still active in the world today, creating new life, seen in every child's birth. As the sustainer of his creation, Colossians tells us, "He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. (1:17)" And God is still active in restoring a fallen world to Himself through the work of Christ.
In this last element, restoration, the Lord uses the Church, for the Church is God's work in the world to preach the Gospel; to reach lost souls in the twin ministries of restoration and reconciliation.
In Acts 2, we witnessed the birth and explosive growth of the Church on Pentecost. Now, as we close out this chapter, we see a model of what the Church is called to be. This is seen in terms of its
- Spiritual Duties
- Spiritual Character
- Spiritual Impact
In the time of COVID, when many churches are forced to shut down, or move to other means of meeting, this passage becomes even more relevant than ever in recent history.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Word.