The Book of Acts
Tradition has assigned this book the title “The Acts of the Apostles,” as if Peter, Paul, James, John, and a handful of other spiritual giants performed the significant work of the early church by themselves. But in reality the Book of Acts shows that the Holy Spirit and a whole lot of ordinary people took the transforming message of Christ into all the world.
Acts is a great book, always timely and relevant, because it is the record of what happens when everyday, ordinary people, filled with God’s power, apply their faith to everyday life and society.
“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to the church daily those who were being saved.”