One book only 100 pages long published by the Department of Justice and that can be downloaded is a book that no parent wants to read. The title is When Your Child is Missing. Key bullet points and action steps are on the cover of the book, like, “You’re not alone,” “Hope is essential,” “Trust your feelings and share them with law enforcement officials,” “Distribute pictures,” “Keep your focus,” “Exercise caution,” and the final exhortation is “Never stop looking.” The parents of Jacob Wetterling have been searching for him since 1989. They post messages saying, “We’re still searching for you and we will never quit.” Parents will spare no expense as with resolute passion they search for their missing children. So does God. God has lost children, who have gone the wrong direction, lost their bearings, lost their place in this life and lost their vision of the next life. God initiated a massive search and rescue strategy to find his lost children. First was Israel. God wanted a nation through whom to show his character and to call people back to himself. Next was Jesus Christ. Jesus declared, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” We are lost and Jesus is the only way back home. By His death on the cross and His resurrection, we can be reunited to our heavenly Father. How does the church fit into this search and rescue plan? It is through the Holy Spirit working through the church that God gets His message to people. We will be looking at the Book of Acts, beginning with Acts 1:1. The Holy Spirit empowers the believer (and the church) for ministry.
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