Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14 (day four)
As we begin our new study in Acts about the beginning of the early church, let’s put some things in perspective. One of the biggest differences between today’s church and the early church was the lack of authoritative Scripture. The Canon of Scripture did not yet exist…the New Testament was just being written. Most of the Old Testament was available, but was not yet collected and established as God’s Word. The Church was guided by the Holy Spirit speaking through the leaders and elders of the Church.
Today, we have not only the full Canon of Scripture, but also the understanding that it is God-breathed and Truth. This ‘new’ tool should only serve to make the modern church more effective in ministry and witness. We continue to have the Holy Spirit to bring us understanding and direction, but now with the inspired Word of God available to teach us. What will be the legacy of the modern church? To whom much is given, much is required! (Luke 12:48)