Acts 1:1-11, Acts 3-6, 8-10, 15, 28.

Acts 1 and Acts 28 are like book ends for the whole theology of Acts. We need to notice that there were times of retreating to safety away from the threat of the world and times of house arrest (sounds like what we’re experiencing during lockdown!). Yet, God’s people were not defined by their circumstances, but by the commissioning authority of Jesus that gave them a place and a purpose. They were to go further and deeper than they would have ever imagined possible in their own strength. This is good for us to revisit because the place and purpose of the church in 2020 hasn’t changed.