Sunday, December 09, 2018
In this passage we find the early church dealing with perceived needs of their growing congregation. We learn from the apostles what it means to meet the needs of the flock while prioritizing what God prioritizes. Learn how the apostles dealt with their leadership void and the value of a biblical approach.
Sunday, December 02, 2018
Last week we looked at what it meant to live an unsafe gospel life, one unafraid of risk. This week we look to the apostles as a testimony of faith that is unwavering. We ought to obey God rather than men!
Sunday, November 25, 2018
We see in the lost world an obsession with safety, that is an aversion to difficulty, conflict, suffering and pain. This culture of safety-ism has impacted God's people producing complacent Christians, unwilling to take risks in faith. Acts 5 shows us a young church that was willing to put their "safety" on the line for the sake of God's glory.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Here we see the church growing in numbers but also growing in strength. So often in churches today physical growth results in accommodations and compromises that eventually dilute the mission. What can we learn from these early believers to help us through times of transition? We also find a testimony of giving:The Patron & The Impostors...what might we be holding back from God? Are we in danger of hypocrisy?
Sunday, November 04, 2018
On the heals of oppression from the religious rulers the apostles return to their friends where a prayer meeting ensues. The early believers teach us great things from their prayer lives. What value does corporate prayer have? What should the content of our our prayers be when the church comes together? What do we pray in times of ministry crisis and oppression?
Sunday, October 28, 2018
There is so much fear and anxiety in our world today. So many Christians in our world are hindered in their witness because they are afraid of cultural rejection and retribution. For the Christian, fear is the fabrication of lies that call us to question the authority of God. The apostles Peter and John teach us in Acts 4 how to be bold and face rejection with joy and confidence in Christ.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Acts chapter 3 is a testimony of what happens when the followers of Christ are sensitive to God's leading. When we begin to get God's heart we begin to see those "certain people" who would otherwise blend in to our busy lives. What can God do when we are intentional to seek souls?
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Passage: Acts 2:14-41
In our last study 3,000 people came to saving faith after powerful message was preached by the Apostle Peter. Now we find those believers in fellowship, living in the simplicity of what they are learning. Today's study calls us to consider, what are we personally doing to promote or hinder the fellowship that God is calling us to?
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Passage: Acts 2:14-41
In this portion of the passage we find Peter presenting a gospel message that leads to the salvation of 3,000 people in Jerusalem. In his message we learn some basic principles about how to share our faith in Christ with other people. What are the important elements of a gospel message?
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Passage: Acts 2:12-41
In this message we analyze Peter's response to a doubting crowd of religious people. What can we learn from the doctrinal and historical nuances of Peter's message? What can we learn about an effective gospel message?