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  Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019       Teacher: Rick Giuntoli     Duration: 47 mins 14 secs    
Passage: Acts 11:1-18    
  Description: God's leading of Peter to share the good news with a Gentile not only surprised Peter, it surprised the church. In fact, the leaders in the Jerusalem church called him to account for why he'd even entered a Gentile's house, much less preached the gospel to them. Peter carefully explained all God had done to convince him not only to visit a Gentile, but then to baptize those who'd believed in Jesus as a result of preaching the good news to them. Prejudices die hard, but God clearly intends that all people can become followers of Christ without first becoming Jews. The good news is for people of all ethnic and cultural groups, and all nationalities.
  Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 45 mins 53 secs    
Passage: Acts 11:19-30 & Acts 13:1-3    
  Description: It may seem curious to think of the first Christian church arising years after Pentecost, but it is not incorrect. Many years after Pentecost, a great church was born in Antioch of Syria. It was the first largely Gentile church, and it was there that followers of Jesus were first called Christians. The story of how this church began, who was involved, and the quality of the church's life and ministry will all be in focus in this passage. Believers who faithfully share Jesus wherever they can may be part of one of the next great moves of God. We never know, but only by being faithful will that ever happen.
  Date: Sunday, July 07, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 44 mins 23 secs    
Passage: Acts 10:1-48    
  Description: Up until Acts 10, with a single exception, the Christian movement spread only among Jews, and half-Jewish Samaritans. In this chapter we will find Jewish Peter doing something he never imagined himself doing - going into a Gentile's house and preaching the good news about Jesus to him. How this came about reveals God's heart for the other 98% of the world who were not Jewish in the First century, and for those of us today who are not Jews either.
  Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 44 mins 55 secs    
Passage: Acts 9:32-43    
  Description: Peace returned to the church in Jerusalem and Judea, allowing Peter to travel freely in Judea. Two of his stops result in him performing mighty miracles that lead many more people to become followers of Jesus Christ. We see that miracles in this period were ways God used to validate the message of salvation through Jesus Christ and give his servants a chance to lift up Jesus and share the good news.
  Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 40 mins 29 secs    
Passage: Acts 9:1-31    
  Description: No conversion in the history of the early church was more dramatic or had a greater impact than the one we'll witness in this passage. No conversion demonstrates God's love for sinners and his grace toward them any better than this one. The result of this conversion was that the church's greatest enemy became one of its most effective ambassadors. Should you or anyone else doubt the reality of Christian conversion, this is prime evidence that such things do indeed occur.
  Date: Monday, June 17, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 43 mins 27 secs    
Passage: Acts 8:25-40    
  Description: Here's another turning point in the expansion of the church brought about by one man who obeyed God's prompting. A new nation was reached because a layman immediately did what God told him to do. God is still in the business of guiding and directing his people. The question is, what do we do when we sense his guidance? Do we think it over or perhaps dismiss it as crazy, or do we take the first step to obey his prompting? How much God gets to do through us is largely determined by how we respond to his leadership.
  Date: Sunday, June 09, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 50 mins 52 secs    
Passage: Acts 8:1-24    
  Description: Up until this point in the history of the early church everything has happened in Jerusalem. How God got his church out of Jerusalem, who he used to spread it outside that city, and where the expansion first occurred might be surprising. This is the beginning of an exciting new period in the history of the church and it begins in an unlikely place.
  Date: Sunday, June 02, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 35 mins 54 secs    
Passage: Acts 6:8-7:60    
  Description: So far as we've studied the explosion of the church in Jerusalem, we've seen the movement was led by the apostles. We come to a turning point in God's plan for church explosion as we encounter the first account of the witness of someone other than an apostle. His name is Stephen, and when we first met him he was chosen to help serve the widows in the church making sure all were treated equally. Now we find him sharing the gospel so effectively, that all his enemies can do is try to get the Jewish government involved in trying to shut him up. The courage and calm he demonstrated in the face of their anger and mistreatment remind us of the way Jesus responded to his enemies, and show us how the Holy Spirit within us can overcome our fears and emotions to allow us to be a faithful witness for Christ.
  Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 40 mins 25 secs    
Passage: Acts 6:1-7    
  Description: The apostles have been busy people. Preaching, healing, baptizing, discipling, praying, overseeing the gifts given to the church, and, no doubt, doing many other things. How much more could they do without the church suffering from leadership overload? A new problem arose in the church that proved to be a defining moment for the church's leaders. What the leaders decided to do and how the church responded allowed the church to keep growing and be healthy at the same time. It's a model with meaning for the church today.
  Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 45 mins 57 secs    
Passage: Acts 5:17-43    
  Description: Faith in Jesus as the Messiah was spreading rapidly in Jerusalem and the surrounding area. The Jewish leaders had already resorted to threats in order to silence the apostles, but it did no good. Now they tried imprisoning them, but as we'll see that didn't work either. First, because God released them from prison, and second, because the apostles chose to put obeying God before obeying man and were willing to pay the price for doing so. The Holy Spirit can help us do the same.

 



07Jun
Live Worship on Facebook Sunday, June 7 @ 10:30 AM
09Jun
Deacons' Meeting Tuesday, June 9 @ 7:00 PM
10Jun
Webex Mid-week Bible Study Wednesday, June 10 @ 7:00 PM
28Jun
The Lord's Supper Sunday, June 28 @ 10:30 AM
29Jun
Men's and Women's Prayer Monday, June 29 @ 7:00 PM
 
 
 

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