At his ascension, Jesus commissioned his disciples to preach his gospel. That same mission continues today, unbroken and unhindered for almost 2,000 years since. The book of Acts is an encouragement for the church today as Christians contend for the gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
No matter who you are, every one of us will feel the sting of sickness and death. Someone you know, someone you love, is suffering right now, and perhaps you are, too. In Acts 9:32–43, we find the stories of two miraculous events: a paralyzed man walks and a dead woman lives once again. As Pastor Mark Driscoll explains, these events reveal the coming kingdom of God. This is a glimpse of life as it was meant to be, and life as it will be for those who are in Christ.