On episode 127 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss how God shows us the way through Acts and the Epistles. The book of Acts begins with the ascension of Jesus. He tells the people that “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Just as Jesus had promised, the Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost. More and more people begin to put their faith in The Lord and this is the beginning of the church! Saul aka Paul, a persecutor of Christians is converted when he encounters Jesus on the road to Damascus. Paul falls in love with Jesus and spends his life spreading the good news of the Gospel. During his multiple missionary journeys, Paul plants churches and writes the letters (or epistles) that now comprise a big portion of the New Testament. In his letters Paul is instructing the Church on basic doctrine, reminding them of the Gospel, and what it looks like to live for Christ. The New Testament also consists of other epistles such as those written by Jesus’s disciples, Peter, James, and John.
“[The ascension is] The time when God the Father restored to His Son the glory that had been His from the foundation of the world.” – R.C. Sproul
“In some Bibles, the book of Acts is referred to as “The Acts of the Holy Spirit.” From the Day of Pentecost forward, the central character of Acts was not the apostles (those who had been with Jesus and had been specifically commissioned for ministry were called “apostles”), but the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit went from Pentecost manifesting His power and person in ways no one had ever seen before.” -R.C. Sproul
*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*