Re: Verse reading–Acts 3:1-20  (day five) “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.” (KJV) 

In Acts 3 we find many evidences of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. First, there is miraculous healing. Second, there is inspired preaching. Third, (maybe overlooked) is the repaired relationship between Peter and John. Just a few weeks earlier, John remained faithful to Jesus as a follower and friend (at the crucifixion- called by named to take care of Mary) while Peter denied and abandoned Jesus. After the resurrection, there was forgiveness and the restoration of a friendship and relationship between these two men. It was clear to all who knew them that somehow they were again working, witnessing, and worshipping together. Different personalities. Different approaches. Together on mission!! Sounds like a church, doesn’t it?

Do we see evidences of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in our witnessing, in our ministry, and in our relationships?

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Together”

  1. It seems as togetherness of all believers and followers is God’s intent for continuing His mission on earth. He created diversity and complexity in personality but despite differences, believers and followers come together to serve one purpose, to pray, to fellowship, and to worship. They put disagreements and differences aside and together they serve the Lord with one mind for a common purpose. God created this operating foundation for His glory. We see this mode of team work operation in all organizations today, profits and non-profit organizations, including churches.

    Teamwork matters. Peter and John shows us how team work is like despite differences in personality, styles and approaches. We all will be together to serve one mission, God’s mission, as per God’s intent. Teamwork is the model in today’s workforce. Do it!

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