Cypress Bible Church

A Church Moved by the Holy Spirit

It is often stated that the book of Acts, or the Acts of the Apostles, would be more accurately titled the Acts of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who moves in the hearts of believers to fulfill the work of the great commission. In Luke 24:49 Jesus tells His disciples that He was going to send them to the nations but that they needed to wait in the city until they were “clothed with power from on high,” or received and filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they would go to the nations starting in Jerusalem and going even to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). In Acts 13 and 14 the Holy Spirit speaks to the Church at Antioch, as they were worshipping and fasting, the Holy Spirit calls out and sends Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey (Acts 13:2). Filled with the Holy Spirit, Paul and Barnabas proclaim the gospel and plant churches in the region of Galatia (Antioch Pisidia, Iconium, Lystra and Derby).