This past Sunday we concluded our series on the book of Acts at Redeemer Bible Church. A couple people have asked about the quote I cited from my sermon on Sunday as well as the corporate prayer that we prayed to end. Those items are included below:
“Church of Christ! The records of these acts of the Holy Ghost have never reached completeness. This is the one book which has no proper close, because it waits for new chapters to be added so fast and so far as the people of God shall reinstate the blessed Spirit in his holy seat of control”
(Arthur T. Pierson, The Acts of the Holy Spirit [London: Marshall, Morgan and Scott, 1895] 141–42; as cited in John R. W. Stott, The Message of Acts [Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1994] 33).
“Almighty God, our heavenly Father, the privilege is ours to be called to share in the loving, healing, and reconciling mission of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, in this age and wherever we are. Since without you we can do no good thing, may your Spirit make us wise; may your Spirit guide us; may your Spirit renew us; may your Spirit strengthen us so that we will be strong in faith; discerning in proclamation; courageous in witness; persistent in good deeds. This we ask through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”
(The Worship Sourcebook [Grand Rapids: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship/Faith Alive/Baker, 2004] 358).
The audio for this sermon can be accessed here (http://bit.ly/AwnVTD).