Acts 16:31

Gospel Influence

“And they said, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31 (ESV)

When a man trusts in Jesus as His personal Savior, the gospel in their life influences those close to them. Someone can claim they have changed, but when Christ changes a life it is evident to others. The gospel changes hearts, minds, and attitudes and when others see that change in us we become a witness for God’s glory.

Let’s pray today that we may be so filled with the gospel in our lives influences others.


Acts 4:12

Name of Jesus

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (ESV)

Jesus is the only name you must know to be saved, because He is the Messiah, the Christ, and there is no other. Jesus is the only One, the only Way, the only God who can redeem man. Don’t be fooled by heathen religions claiming we share a god by a different name, because only the name of Jesus gives eternal life.

Let’s pray today to be quick to speak the name of Jesus in prayer and conversations.


Acts 3:19

Repent

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out” Acts 3:19 (ESV)

We are a fallen people, but we have a risen Savior, so let us be quick to repent of our sins. When temptation arises resist rehearsing the excuses that keep you from victorious living and turn from yourself to your Savior. Have faith in the forgiveness of Christ’s grace and repent from participating in sin.

Let’s pray today that we will keep our heart and soul fixed on the Savior’s grace, not ourselves.


Acts 2:38

The Simple Gospel

“And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 (ESV)

The gospel is very simple – turn away from your sins toward Jesus as your Savior and live His Spirit-filled life. There is full forgiveness in the sacrifice of Calvary’s cross. Stop depending on your own feelings and start trusting in Christ through faith, not by sight, but by faith. His grace is given for you to change you, empower you, and lead you by His Spirit.

Let’s pray today that we may frequently meditate on the grace of the simple gospel.


Acts 1:11

Angels Promised

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11 (ESV)

The ascension of Jesus was an actual event and His promised return is as certain as His ascension. Like a child whose parent leaves in the morning for work with a promise to return with funds for dinner, so are we wistfully looking for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The prophets have promised it, Jesus has promised it, now the angels have promised it – our Lord will return!

Let’s pray today in an expectant faith that our Lord will return and redeem us from this world.


John 16:13

Spirit of Truth

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” John 16:13 (ESV)

The Holy Spirit takes the word of God and speaks convicting truth and freedom from falsehoods to the believer. Unless we are standing on the promises of Scripture we can be helpless in deciphering truth from errors. God desires that we continue to grow in faith and the knowledge of the Bible, and we do that by listening to the Spirit of truth.

Let’s pray today that we would remain open to the Spirit of God in convicting us of truth.


Acts 1:8

Witness of the Spirit

“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.” Acts 1:8 (ESV)

Jesus promised that His followers would be led by the influence of His Holy Spirit and thereby witness to others. With the power of the Spirit we witness to those around us by the influence of our life, our words, and our deeds. Our selfish spirit will repulse others, but His selfless Spirit will point others to the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.

Let’s pray today that the Spirit of God will make our lives a witness of influence before others.