During the months and years following the Day of Pentecost the apostles had the ability to do miraculous signs. We need to keep in mind that these were for a purpose. Yes, they did good through what they did, whether it was a healing or even a resurrection from the dead. But there was a greater purpose.
The gospel of Mark ends with these words: “They went out and proclaimed everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through the accompanying signs” (Mark 16:20 NET). Did you notice the purpose of the signs? It was to confirm the word that the apostles were telling others. Continue reading “Taking advantage of opportunities”