30 Years. To some that seems like an eternity. To others just a blip in time. What are some things that you have accomplished in the past 30 years? Maybe growing to adulthood or perhaps easing into retirement. Looking forward to my 32nd anniversary I can say that over the last 30 years Lisa and I have raised a family and now enjoy the relationships we have with our, now, adult children.
Nearly 2,000 years ago there was a time span of 30 years that one writer calls, "Three Crucial Decades in World History." Here is what Michael Green had to say.
Three crucial decades in world history. That is all it took. In the years between AD 30 and 64 a new movement was born. In those thirty years it got significant growth and credibility to bocome the largest religion the world has ever seen and to change the lives of hundreds of millions of people. It has spread into every corner of the globe and has more than two billion putative adherents. It has had an indelible impact on civilization, on culture, on education, on medicine, on freedom and of course on the lives of countless people worldwide. And the seedbed for all of this, the time when it took decisive root, was in these three decades. It all began with a dozen men and a handful of women: and then the Spirit came."
This 30 years is recorded for us in Scripture in the book of Acts. What an incredible time in history! But Acts is more than a lesson in history. Acts is the continuation of the story of Jesus and how he worked in the lives of his followers to start and grow the church.
We will be starting a study on this incredible book Sunday, June 3rd during our Bible School hour. Why not join us?
By the way . . . I started off by asking what you have accomplished over the past 30 years. In lieu of our upcoming study I would like to change the question . . . What has Jesus accomplished in and through you over the past 30 years? 2,000 years ago he chose 12 ordinary men and in 30 years He changed the world!
Wouldn't it be courageous of you and I to ask, "What might God do through a modern local group of believers throughout the same period of time?"
See you Sunday, June 3rd,