Wow our journey through God’s Big narrative is almost over just two more weeks. Before returning to heaven Jesus told The Disciples to go and tell . Last week we learned about how the Gospel spread all over the world.
Believers began to be called Christians or Christ followers. As the church grew Peter, Paul, and John would visit the new groups of believers in near by towns. They wrote letters to groups of believers that lived farther away.
Last week we learned about the Holy Spirit coming to the believers gathered in Jerusalem. At the time there were Jews from other countries. Many of them believed in Jesus and would tell others about Jesus when they returned. This week we will see how the Gospel began to spread for Jerusalem to other parts of this week. The lesson this week is a little different. It is a mixture of videos and Bible passages. Take time to soak in God’s Big narrative.
Jesus spent three years teaching the disciples and preparing them for ministry. Before Jesus returned to heaven he told the his follower to go all over the world and teach others about Him. He also promised to send the Holy Spirit to help them. First, they are to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to come. They did. Let’s see what happens.
Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. I Corinthians 15:1-8