But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea…Acts 1:8

Sometimes an interpretation that’s popular in Christian culture hijacks the intended meaning of a text. Take Acts 1:8. Do a web search on it and almost all the hits will say something like “Where is your Jerusalem? Where is your Samaria?” – as if the main point of the verse if that every church down through the centuries has to become “Jerusalem” and repeat the steps that the first church took. If all we