Acts -14 Going Away By Dave Branon Luke -53 They worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.—Luke It was the most unusual “going-away party” ever.

There stood Jesus, who had recently risen from the grave.

And there stood His followers, listening to His teaching as they had on so many occasions.

The collector said it had become his prized possession and he would not sell it. De Haan You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Ironside used to tell a story about a meeting in which a missionary offering was taken.

Keenly disappointed, Kreisler was about to leave when he had an idea. —Acts 1:8 There are two kinds of people when it comes to missions—those who need to share Christ and those who need to hear about Him. When the collection plate was handed to a wealthy man, he brushed it aside and said, “I do not believe in missions.” “Then take something out,” said the usher.

Realizing that salvation is by God’s grace through faith, the student gladly received the Lord Jesus as his Savior.

But a strange thing happened as he went back to his fraternity house.

So Gilquist arranged to meet with him the next morning.

The student said that he really wanted what he saw in the lives of believers.

I still believe that God calls men and women to missionary service in other lands, and I still have great respect for them, but my idea of missionaries has changed.

Every Christian is part of Christ’s mission in the world.

—Acts 1:8 In his book Love Is Now, Peter Gilquist mentioned that he and several other friends were invited to speak to a group of UCLA students.