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Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12:51

May 2019

7 He said to them, “It isn’t for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority. 8  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.”
9 When he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 While they were looking steadfastly into the sky as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white clothing, 11 who also said, “You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? [“] - Acts 1:7-11a (WEB)

We many times like to remember the “Good Old Days.”. High School reunions and family gatherings also bring out the old stories. Now I do believe that we need to remember the stories and events of yesteryear (I do read a lot of history), but the problem is if we want to live in the past and not today.
The people of Galilee were looking up, probably remembering the good times, with Jesus. It was the “two men” in white, that reminded them that Jesus told them to “witness to me” throughout the world. What are you doing, looking up for Jesus to return and remembering the “good old days”, or going out into the world as a witness to the power and love of Christ.


Pastor Robb


gary wrote:
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 05:39
Just how historically reliable are the Gospels and Acts if even prominent conservative Bible scholars believe that fictional accounts may exist in these books? I have put together a list of statements from scholars and historians such as Richard Bauckham, William Lane Craig, Michael Licona, Craig Blomberg, and NT Wright on this issue:

https://lutherwasnotbornagaincom.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/bombshell-how-historically-reliable-are-the-gospels-if-even-conservative-bible-scholars-believe-they-may-contain-fictional-stories/
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