This week’s reading continues to introduce us to the movement of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. Having birthed the church in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit scattered the church through the neighboring regions and world spreading the gospel of Christ. However, though the church spread geographically, it remain relatively confined within the Jewish community of faith. That is, until a man named Saul was confronted by the Risen Lord on his way to Damascus. As he took the message of Jesus to non-Jewish people all around Asia-minor, it could be argued that Saul (later to be known as the Apostle Paul) did more than any person to grow the church, except Jesus! As you read, I’m curious to know what you notice about how God draws and uses people who we might not otherwise expect Him to use. How does this influence your understanding of God’s work and movement today?
The Travels of Paul