Forward in Faith

Forward in Faith

The early disciples and apostles proclaimed the name of Jesus in the midst of a hostile culture. Jewish religious leaders, Roman rulers, adherents of emperor worship and other religions, business owners, and fellow citizens opposed them. Despite this, Peter, John, James, Paul, and others stayed the course as slaves of Jesus, commissioned by Him, compelled by the Spirit to live and teach His message of truth and love. Leading like Jesus—loving one’s enemies, rejecting leading by force, choosing to humbly serve God and others—is still counter-cultural.

“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. —Acts 20:22

Prayer: Jesus, may we be faithful to embrace Your commission and servant mandate regardless of the challenges. Strengthen us, grow our endurance and discernment, and keep us attuned to the Spirit as we move forward in faith. Give us Your heart of love for God and others, as we pray and serve in Your name, amen.