The city of Jerusalem had been turned upside down. Weeks earlier Jesus of Nazareth entered the city like a king and the city whispered that he could be the promised king. But then Jesus was betrayed, convicted in a false trial, and the crowd shouted for his blood until he was crucified. And yet afterward, strange rumors persisted. Jesus' tomb was empty and many claimed that he wasn’t dead at all. Jesus’ former disciples weren't shrinking back but seemed only emboldened and thousands in Jerusalem were now confessing that Jesus the crucified king is Lord.
In this sermon series on Acts 3-12 we’ll walk through the story of how the message about Jesus spread throughout Jerusalem and into the surrounding region. As we do we'll consider how this section of Scripture should challenge us, shape us, and give us boldness and confidence as Jesus' disciples today.
When Jesus ascended into heaven the story wasn’t over. This is what Jesus did next.