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. —Mark Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), the world-famous violinist, earned a fortune with his concerts and compositions, but he generously gave most of it away.
To see Jesus ascend to heaven was amazing, but what happened next was also remarkable.
Instead of being downcast because He had gone away, the disciples responded with renewed purpose. They joyfully returned to Jerusalem, where they prayed (Acts -14).
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.
So Gilquist arranged to meet with him the next morning.