But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

– Acts 1:8 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

The power that the disciples were to receive was directly related to being a witness to the people they knew well (Jerusalem), the people they casually knew (Judea and Samaria), and the people they didn’t know at all (to the ends of the earth). Our human nature wants power that meets our needs, but God’s empowerment has a specific purpose—to let other people know that the Holy Spirit is alive and among us. Take some time this week to meet someone from these three groups and ask the Holy Spirit what should happen next. You may be surprised what you hear.

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