I don't know if any of you had the opportunity to attend the Beth Moore simulcast this past Saturday, but it was an awesome event. The Holy Spirit was all over the 180,000 women (and a few brave men). The air was thick with Him, pressing down, opening us, and filling us up with Himself. It was a sweet time with some precious sisters!
Beth was teaching from Luke and Acts and I can't even begin to recap half of what she said, but I did want to share a few highlights that have stuck with me. How the woman can see the things she does in Scripture is beyond me-it's got to be the Spirit, there is no other explanation. She pointed out the fact Luke was a second generation Christian. He did not see Jesus for himself, but he tells us in Luke 1 that he had thoroughly investigated Jesus and it seemed good to him also to write of his findings. This is one case where you want to be an 'also'. You don't want to be the forerunner, the leader, or the commander. You want to be included in the crowd (of believers) as an also!
She also pointed out where Luke joined Paul in Acts. I had no idea and would've probably never noticed it, but if you read Acts 16:8-10 the wording suddenly changes from they to we. The previous 15 chapters were told from the viewpoint of they, then BOOM, there he is. And he stayed with Paul until the very end of his life. It is believed he penned Paul's final letter to Timothy. Luke was Paul's BFF. Who knew? Maybe you did, but I hadn't a clue.
I love learning about the history of the church. If I were rich, I'd go back to college and take Bible classes. Until the money tree in the backyard starts producing, I'll have to settle for folks like Beth who have been led by the Spirit to teach those like me!