“A Very Important Goodbye” – Acts 1:1-11 – Pastor Jim Hale
1) Jesus reviewed the mission that He was sent by God to accomplish.
“After His suffering, Jesus showed Himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of 40 days and spoke about the Kingdom of God.” – Acts 1:3
2) Jesus kept in touch by sending them the Holy Spirit.
The word “goodbye” is a contraction of the Old English, “God be with ye.”
3) Jesus’ goodbye included plans to get back together!
“Why do you stand looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.” – Acts 1:11
“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. And, if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me, that you also may be where I am.” – John 14: 2-3
“We have a reservation!!
Now what? What does this mean for my Monday morning and for my week?
“You will receive power when God’s Spirit comes on you. And, you will be my witnesses . . . to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
“It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for, so that we can see exactly what He is calling, us to do!” – Ephesians 1:17-18 (MSG)