Aftermath: Action Determines Outcome

What would happen if our ACTIONS reflected Holy Spirit in us?

Our ACTIONS will always drown out our words.

Acts 3:19–20 (ESV)

19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 

20 that TIMES OF REFRESHING may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus.

“When Christianity turns into a noun, it becomes a turnoff. Christianity was always intended to be a verb. And, more specifically, an action verb. The title of the book of Acts says it all, doesn’t it? It’s not the book of Ideas or Theories or Words. It’s the book of Acts. If the twenty-first-century church said less and did more, maybe we would have the same kind of impact the first-century church did.” 

― Mark Batterson, Wild Goose Chase

Acts 4:7–8 (ESV)

And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” 

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them…

Acts 4:13–14 (ESV)

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were UNEDUCATED, COMMON men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 

14 But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition.

Acts 4:29–31 (ESV)

29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 

30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 

31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

What would change in your world if you allowed Holy Spirit to fill, baptize, empower and direct you?