Jesus interrupts life! This isn’t a bad thing, but when He calls us to follow Him it disturbs our old life for a much better one. The Prince of Peace simultaneously brings disruption. In Acts 4, the Gospel of Jesus annoyed religious rulers who were trying to put a stop to the mention of His Name. But, for those that belong to Jesus, we have a purpose to make the Name of Jesus great with our lives and known to others.
Disturbing the Peace
October 20, 2021 • Brad Randall • Acts 4:17–21, Acts 4:1–4, Acts 4:13, Acts 4:14–16
Two birds with One Stone
December 1, 2021 • Brad Randall • Acts 7:48–50
Acts gives us plenty of examples of men who live for Jesus. One that stands out is a man named Stephen. Not only did he live for Jesus, but he became the first believer to die for his faith as well. All the way through his last breath, God’s Word tells us that Stephen lived for Jesus regardless of what it cost him. You and I may never have to experience persecution like that, but we are called to the same dedication.
November 17, 2021 • Brad Randall • Acts 6:1–7
As the church continued to grow, so did some grumblings. However, the Apostles were given the wisdom to come up with a solution...serving! As they focused on prayer and preaching God’s Word, others began to serve the Body of Christ. As Believers, we are ALL called to serve in some way. If Jesus came to serve and give his life, then his life leads us to serve Him.
The Job Description
November 10, 2021 • Brad Randall • Acts 5:17–42
With every role in life comes expectations. The greatest role we have is being a believer in Christ and a witness to His Kingdom. This role has expectations as well. Acts 5 reveals that believers should expect trials, persecution, and moments when we have to stand up for our faith. However, we can also expect to experience the work of God throughout our life before the greatest experience of all, eternity with Him.