DAY 39: Boldly Proclaim the Gospel!

Read: Acts 28:1-31

Think: Paul’s final missionary journey ends in Rome. Paul had come to Rome to defend his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ—and his belief that Jesus was the Messiah, for whom the Jews had been waiting. The last two verses of the book of Acts ends with these words, “For the next two years, Paul lived in Rome at his own expense. He welcomed all who visited him, boldly proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ. And no one tried to stop him.” 

Act: From Acts 1 to Acts 28, we see how the Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus to give believers the power to witness—even and especially in dangerous times. The Holy Spirit gives us courage to surrender suddenly and continuously—so that we might leave a legacy for Christ with our earthly lives. The Holy Spirit gives us a mission to accomplish and a message that is true: truthful, relational, universal, and eternal. And finally the Holy Spirit gives us boldness to proclaim the Gospel so that we might change the culture in which we live—in any generation or any location. Through the book of Acts, how has God inspired you to leave a legacy with the rest of your life? 

Pray: Dear Lord, give me my marching orders! Help me to listen carefully to Your Holy Spirit, to speak clearly to others when you direct me, and to proclaim boldly the Good News that Jesus died for me to anyone who needs to hear the Gospel. Let me never be afraid or ashamed to tell my God-story. Use me to leave a legacy for your name, dear Jesus! I love You, Lord. Amen.

Be full of faith today!