Expect Great Things From God; Attempt Great Things for God: A Devotional on Acts 2.22-23

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The Book of ActsReflection/Devotional: In 1792, William Carey preached a sermon that has since been called the “Deathless Sermon” because it sparked a missions’ movement that will never die. To clarify, Carey would never have taken credit for the movement–he saw the call to missions as a revival of what Jesus and the apostles had preached so long before. Acts 1:8, for example, records Jesus’ command to his disciples that they would be witnesses to the end of the earth. Yet somewhere in the next 1750+ years something was amiss. The need for missions was greater than ever, but the motivation was lacking. In this important time, soon after the founding of the United States of America, William Carey called upon his audience to do two things: “Expect great things from God–Attempt great things for God.” It was and remains a simple and catchy statement, but it remains immensely difficult to live out…

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