June 9, 2019 | Bill Clark
We are wired to ask "why?" when faced with confusing or new circumstances. This was the response in Jerusalem when faced with the sight of the disciples speaking in tongues on the day of Pentecost. Bill Clark focuses in on Peter's response to this question and encourages us to live a life of repentance and reflection.
Acts | Week 3 | June 9, 2019
Acts 2:16–24 NIV
No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him."
Do an about face in your life’s direction and attach yourself to Jesus.
Wanting to want what Jesus has to give you.
Become aware of God’s presence.
Review the day with gratitude.
Pay attention to your emotions.
Choose one feature of the day to pray about - particularly if you need to ask forgiveness
Look toward tomorrow with hope in the risen Christ.