Re:Verse reading–Acts 16:11-34 (day one)
“So putting out to sea from Troas, WE ran a straight course to Samothrace.”–v 1.
Important sentence in Acts. Easy to miss. In Acts 16:8, Luke says , “THEY came down to Troas.” By v 11, he begins to speak first person “WE”. Subtle shift? Not for Luke, it wasn’t!
It is one of the great moments in spiritual development– you stop being a spectator and become a participant. Stop talking about “the church” and “their goals”. Start talking about “my church” and “our mission”.
Paul knew the strategic importance of always adding new talent. He was constantly enlisting new people to help. We don’t know how/when he met Dr. Luke (see Colossians 4:14). We do know at some point Paul invited him to come along. It was an invitation that changed Luke’s life and the world!
Know anyone you could ask to help you do Kingdom work? There is great gospel potential in the word “WE’.