If you attended last weekend's PlanetWisdom Tour event in person or via satellite, you walked through the last 14 hours of Christ's life before the cross. This week, we're walking through a few verses about His last 40 days before He left the planet.
Notice first: More evidence that Jesus was really, physically alive: He ate! Ghosts don't eat. Real, living men eat. Jesus came back from the dead to breathing, eating life.
Notice next: He told the disciples to wait for a gift, the Holy Spirit. He didn't want them jumping into any kind of ministry until the Holy Spirit came to give them real power. In other words, He didn't want them to serve Him with the best they had to offer; He wanted them to live for Him with the best power God had to offer.
He wants the same from us.
Think: If someone asked you to explain it, why would you say that Jesus called the Holy Spirit a gift from the Father? What makes the Holy Spirit a gift?
Pray: Ask God to help you to serve Him with God's power through the Holy Spirit, not with your own strength.
Do: Read how Paul describes God's gift of the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 1:21-22.