Thursday, July 24, 2008
Last Sunday I preached on Acts 1:8. The gist of what I said was that through the power of the Holy Spirit believers can influence others to faith. When we look at the Book of Acts (which relates our story 2,000 years ago), we can't help but learn that followers of Christ are called to have a glocal outlook on ministry. That is, we are simultaneously to consider how our lives are actively being used by God to help take the good news of Christ to our "Jerusalem . . . Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth" (NASB) or "to the ends of the earth" (NIV). We are to both embrace a local approach as well as a global view on how our lives can impact God's Kingdom work. We must not be limited to our Jerusalem (in my case Marco Island); neither, become exclusively globally focused. Rather, I must have a rhythm in my life which is both near and far reaching - glocal!
To view the message (best with Mozilla) on Acts 1:8 please follow the link: http://www.fbcmarco.com/video/20080720web.mov