By Justin Randolph
Pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville
“Go into all the world and make disciples everywhere …” — this is your mission if you choose to accept it. This message was not delivered to Mr. Phelps and it did not self destruct in five seconds, but it was nonetheless “mission impossible.”
As the disciples considered the great task ahead of them, they must have felt inferior to the task at hand. How would they accomplish their Lord’s will? The answer is given in these verses of Acts 1. They would not accomplish it at all, but it would be completed through them as they yielded to the power of the Holy Spirit.
John the Baptist had first announced the future baptism of the Holy Spirit and here Jesus affirms that it will shortly be fulfilled in their presence. [Read more…]