God’s Witnesses

Sermon Series:Acts

Jesus rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now no longer here. So how exactly is he still ministering to people with gracious words and kind actions? How is he saving the people of earth when he’s not even on the planet? The answer to these questions starts with the apostles. The book of Acts is all about how the apostles carry on the ministry of Jesus by carrying out the mission Jesus gave them. But before they were empowered by the Spirit and sent on their mission, it became clear to them that they had to find a replacement for the apostle Judas, who had betrayed Jesus. Acts 1:12-26 reveals how Judas’ replacement was chosen and leads us to understand what an apostle is, why there must be twelve, and how the twelve apostles are significant for us today. Other Scriptures Referenced: Psalm 33:12; 105:6, 26, 43; 106:23; Isaiah 41-43; 45:20-22; Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:13-19; Luke 1:1-3; 6:12-16; 22:28-30; 24:44-48; John 6:70-71; 15:16; Acts 1:1-11; 2:1-4, 32; 4:33; Ephesians 2:13, 18-22; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; 1 Peter 2:4; Revelation 17:14.