Message by Josh Mutter– May 22, 2022
Big Idea: Jesus challenges the tunnel vision of his followers because he doesn’t want them to miss out on something that is good.
Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
Acts 1:6-11 NIV
We have tunnel vision when our view of what God is doing leaves others out.
Jesus wants us to see that the Kingdom of God is bigger than the people who are just like us.
We can have tunnel vision when we don’t see that we have a role to play in what God is doing.
Jesus wants us to embrace our role as empowered witnesses.
We have tunnel vision when we get distracted from our mission.
Jesus wants us to stay focused on our Kingdom mission.
- BIC Global
- Understanding the Holy Spirit
- Pause: Holy Spirit, help me to have a Jesus-approach to the things I do this week.
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