Acts 6: The Consummation of the Kingdom

Tuesday, 01 Nov 2011

We have observed that the risen Lord Jesus corrected the assumptions behind his apostles' question, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" (Acts 1:6). (1) He gently squelched their curiosity about the timing of God's kingdom agenda, as such "inside information" was not theirs to know (1:7; see Matt. 24:36; 25:13; Mark 13:32; 1 Thess. 5:1-2). He also expanded their mental horizons, showing them that the kingdom would loom larger than Israel and Israel's political status. Through the apostles' Spirit-empowered witness, the light of God's comprehensive salvation ...

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