- 1 week ago
Everybody's on their learning curve and discovering not only what needs to be done, but how to get it done. Here in Acts 1, we see textbook leadership principles as the apostles, concerned about the vacancy left by Judas' treachery, decided that someone needed to be appointed in his place, so that that man could be the witness to the resurrection of Jesus that Judas' failed to be. Peter lays out the dilemma and then lays out the proposed solution. He's casting the vision. He's making the congregation part of the process. As a result, there is no grumbling or complaining, no push back or resistance to the plan agreed upon by the apostles. Remember that up to this point, Jesus had been there and things were always done the way Jesus said. Now, they were learning how to use the keys of the kingdom that had been given them by Jesus precisely for purposes just like here in Acts 1.