Acts 1:1–8 (Listen)

1:1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”


Jesus Empowers Us

Fishing can be hit or miss. One day many fish can be caught and another not so many (sometimes none). But here Jesus extends His invitation to Peter and Andrew and gives them an opportunity to never again miss a catch in their life. Even on the bad days, there will still be the opportunity to learn and grow in their faith. Jesus offers the same invitation to us: simply stop, drop and follow Him. He will teach us ways that will keep us reeling in followers to Him and build His Kingdom one relationship at a time.