Today’s Reading: Acts 4:1-37 

The early Church was committed to reaching the lost for Christ. We need to raise the bar in our commitment toward reaching others as well. Christ is the only way. It is only through Jesus Christ that we can be forgiven, be saved by grace, and receive the promise of eternal life. For many people, it doesn’t make any difference what you believe as long as you believe in something. But Acts 4:12 says, Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

On the first day of the church, the Day of Pentecost, Peter told the crowd that had gathered that they needed to repent and be baptised and about 3000 did! The message we need to share. Romans 10:9-10 says, “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. [10] For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

The apostles in today’s reading were burning inside to share what God had done. When they were chastised by the Jewish ruling body and told to quit preaching about this Christ they said, (Acts 4:20), “For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

While speaking in London, evangelist D. L. Moody was approached by a British companion who wanted to know the secret of Moody’s success in leading people to Christ. Moody directed the man to his hotel window and asked, “What do you see?” The man looked down on the square and reported a view of crowded streets. Moody suggested he look again. This time the man mentioned seeing people–men, women, and children. Moody then directed him to look a third time, and the man became frustrated that he was not seeing what Moody wanted him to see. The great evangelist came to the window with watery eyes and said, “I see people going to hell without Jesus. Until you see people like that, you will not lead them to Christ.”

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