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Today we begin the book of Acts, which was written by Luke. It is written as an account of the beginning’s of the Christian church. In this first chapter we see the ending of Jesus’ time with His apostles and the election of a new apostle, Matthias, to replace Judas. When Jesus died on the cross it left many to wonder if He really was the Messiah because their expectations were very different from what He accomplished with His time on earth. One of the final conversations we see with Jesus and the apostles was their asking when He would return. Jesus’ answer was simple in Acts 1:7, He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. Ultimately, for us, it is not important when Jesus comes back because our mission remains the same until His return; to love and serve others just as He would have done had He remained with us.

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