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  Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 58 mins 8 secs    
Passage: Acts 13:13-52    
  Description: When they leave Cyprus, God leads Barnabas and Paul to skip evangelizing the coast of Asia Minor to head 100 miles inland to Antioch of Pisidia. There he greatly blesses their message in the synagogue so that virtually the whole city turns out to hear the good news a week later. The Jews resist Paul's work and he turns to the Gentiles who eagerly respond to the good news of forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ. From Antioch the entire region hears to gospel. We can learn some important missionary methods from what Paul and Barnabas did that will help us as we try to reach people today.
  Date: Sunday, August 04, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 49 mins 29 secs    
Passage: Acts 13:1-12    
  Description: Spontaneous response to opportunities to share the good news has been the primary method God has so far used in the early church to expand the church. In this passage we find God introducing a new method to reach people that spontaneous contacts would not reach. It is what we call missions today, and we'll learn what missions is all about, and the early fruit of the missionary method in this a some subsequent messages. There is application for churches who are passionate about reaching people for Christ in this ancient account.
  Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019       Teacher: Mark Smith     Duration: 41 mins 36 secs    
Passage: Acts 12:1-25    
  Description: After a period of rest from persecution, King Herod, seeking to curry favor with the Jews, initiates a new round of persecution of the church. God responds and before this chapter is finished we'll see that Herod is dead and the one he took prisoner in order to kill is alive and free. We see God's sovereignty on display in this chapter, demonstrating to the church that he, not an earthly king, is ultimately in control.
  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.

 



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Taco Party Sunday, August 18 @ 1:00 PM
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Student Welcome Sunday Sunday, August 25 - All Day
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Men's and Women's Prayer Monday, August 26 @ 7:00 PM
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Student Welcome Sunday Sunday, September 1 - All Day
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Labor Day Monday, September 2 - All Day
 
 
 

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