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  Date: Sunday, January 06, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 48 mins 36 secs    
Passage: Acts 1:1-5    
  Description: In thirty years the church went from a few hundred Jewish believers located primarily in Judea and Galilee to tens of thousands of both Jewish and Gentile believers in North Africa, the Middle East, Asia Minor, Greece, and Italy. Churches existed in small towns, major cities, and the capitol of the Empire, Rome. Poor people, wealthy people, slaves, and political leaders had become followers of Jesus. There is just one book of the Bible that traces part of this explosive development. It is the New Testament book of Acts and in this message we begin our study of the explosion of the church by getting introduced to this book, its author, its purpose, and some of its themes. We'll also get a glimpse at part of the dynamic that lay behind this First Century explosion and see what we can learn about having a transforming impact on our world today.
  Date: Sunday, December 23, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 48 mins 52 secs    
Passage: Luke 2:10-11    
  Description: Christmas and the feeling of joy should be inseparable when we realize what happened at the first Christmas. Joy was the theme of the angel when he announced Jesus' birth to the shepherds, and joy was experienced by everyone who saw the baby Jesus and understood who he was. The carol Joy to the World is sometimes said not to be a song about Christmas. While it speaks of things that are not yet universally and fully experienced, it is firmly based on Luke 2:10-11 and rightly expresses our joy at the birth of Jesus. We conclude our reflections on the carols of Christmas with this beloved Christmas carol.
  Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 35 mins 30 secs    
Passage: Luke 2:8-20    
  Description: How did a poem written by a non church-going French man become one of America's most beloved Christmas carols? Why did its message offend churches throughout the American South? What message does it contain that is relevant today? Why is it that we respond so powerfully to it whenever we sing it? These are questions for this week's message in our series, the Carols of Christmas.
  Date: Sunday, December 09, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 37 mins 52 secs    
Passage: Luke 2:8-14    
  Description: Any time angels show up it is a big deal. They showed up a number of times before Jesus was born and then showed up in vast numbers when he was born. Why were they there? What was their message? Does it matter today? We'll consider these questions in this week's message on the Carols of Christmas.
  Date: Sunday, December 02, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 33 mins 34 secs    
Passage: Isaiah 7:14    
  Description: In this series on the carols of Christmas we'll explore the stories behind some of our best-loved Christmas music. This week: O Come, O Come Emmanuel, a hymn based on ancient Latin texts. The title and first verse reflect an ancient prophesy about someone who'd be born and bear the name Emmanuel, or God with us. Who could this be? The Christmas story makes the identity of this one clear. We'll learn how we can celebrate the astonishing truth that God came to be with us in his Son, Jesus Christ, and we'll learn how that truth can change the way we live today.
  Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 42 mins 12 secs    
  Description: We will walk along with the woman we met last week as she experiences the worst tragedy any parent can ever experience, the death of a child. In her case it is the death of the son that God had so graciously given to her as we learned last week. Her responses are not what we'd expect even though she fully felt the loss.How she responded resulted in her priceless gift being restored to her. There are lessons for us in her loss, her response, and in God's graciousness toward her.
  Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 43 mins 25 secs    
  Description: After encountering a desperate single mother in our last message, this week we'll meet a content and spiritually alert woman of means. While she seems to lack nothing and asks for nothing, her unselfishness and hospitality toward God's prophet are rewarded with a priceless gift. Through this encounter she experiences the steadfast love and graciousness of the true God of Israel, a God still at work today.
  Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 42 mins 51 secs    
  Description: Being a single mother is a very tough job. Not the least of a single mother's challenges is the financial one: how to earn a living while raising a family. Today we meet a single mother who is destitute and desperate, but not hopeless. We'll see what she does when at her lowest point, and how God rescues her and her children from the worst situation of their lives. It requires faith, but her faith is rewarded abundantly.
  Date: Sunday, November 04, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 44 mins 21 secs    
  Description: No wise men from the east here. Just three middle eastern kings who foolishly get themselves into a life or death situation. But, thank God, there is someone they can turn to, and through God he gives the instructions that turn a ruin to a rout. This is the story of God's gracious rescue of some men who forgot to ask him what to do before they did it and got into trouble. Sound familiar?
  Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 43 mins 43 secs    
  Description: The great man of God, Elijah, is about to be taken away from Israel. At his side is the one he was told by God to anoint to be his successor, Elisha. How would Israel know that Elisha was to take Elijah's place? How would a humble servant become a feared spokesman for God in a land rife with ungodliness? We'll see just how God worked this out, just how God made sure his people would not be without his word in this message.

 



26Jun
Vacation Bible School Wednesday, June 26 @ 6:30 PM
27Jun
Vacation Bible School Thursday, June 27 @ 6:30 PM
28Jun
Vacation Bible School Friday, June 28 @ 6:30 PM
03Jul
No Mid-week Activities Wednesday, July 3 - All Day
09Jul
Deacons' Meeting Tuesday, July 9 @ 7:00 PM
 
 
 

North Park Baptist Church | ADDRESS: 5200 Park Ave Bridgeport, CT 06604
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