|Friday:||The Beginning of the Church|
|Story Passages:||Acts 1:1-11, Acts 2:22-24, 29-41|
|Other Passages:||Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:14-20, Luke 24:36-49, John 10:16, John 21:15-19|
|Objective:||The church was begun in order to witness for God in all parts of the earth.|
|Memory Verse:||Acts 2:32, |
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.
Don't leave Jerusalem yet, wait for the Holy Spirit.The disciples asked if Jesus was going to be king right now, in Israel. Jesus said,
God the Father decides when that will be. You don't need to know that right now. But when the Holy Spirit comes, you will receive power, and you will be my witnesses all over the world.Soon after that, Jesus went up into the sky, toward heaven, and a cloud hid him from them. Two angels came and told the disciples that he would come back in the same way some day.