Day 2 - Concord Students Journey
40 Day Journey Through Acts
Day 2 - Acts 1:12-26
As a teenager living in Tennessee, you may sometimes feel like you're living in a world that doesn't notice or want to hear from you. But, as we dive into Acts 1:12-26, we will learn that even in the most unlikely and seemingly insignificant places, God has a plan for each one of us.
After Jesus' ascension into heaven, the disciples returned to Jerusalem and went to the upper room. They gathered together, along with Mary the mother of Jesus and some other women, and prayed. During this time, Peter stood up and addressed the group about the need to choose a new disciple to replace Judas, who had betrayed Jesus.
Peter reminded the group that Judas' fate had been prophesied in the Scriptures, and that it was necessary to fill the void he left in the disciples' community. They prayed and selected two men who met the criteria: they were faithful followers of Jesus, had witnessed His ministry, and had been baptized in the Holy Spirit.
This passage teaches us several things about God's plan for our lives. First, God is always with us, even in the small and seemingly insignificant moments. When we gather together to pray and seek His will, He listens and guides us.
Secondly, God has a specific purpose for each of our lives. Just as He had a plan for the disciples to continue spreading the Gospel after Jesus' ascension, He has a plan for each of us to make an impact in our communities and the world.
Lastly, God equips us for His plans. The two men selected to replace Judas had witnessed Jesus' ministry and been baptized in the Holy Spirit, which gave them the knowledge and power to fulfill their calling. In the same way, God provides us with the tools and abilities we need to fulfill His plans for our lives.
As you go about your day-to-day life, remember that God has a purpose for you. Seek His will through prayer and fellowship with other believers, and trust that He will equip you to fulfill His plans for your life.
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