This week we continue our series in Acts called “The Acts of the Holy Spirit: Beginners Guide to Church.” We will be covering Acts 1:12-25 and 16:6-10 and examining how the church made major decisions. Moral decisions aren’t that tough – at least we know what we should do. It is the amoral decisions- the ones where there is no clear right or wrong that can be difficult. Read the text and jot down the steps you see the apostles taking as they make the major decision of who would take Judas Iscariot’s place as an apostle.
How the Church Decides
February 7, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine
How the Church Loves
May 9, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine
This week we conclude our first series in Acts with a look at the death of the first Christian martyr Stephen. Read Acts 6:8 to 7:1 and pay particularly attention how Stephen is loving his audience by sharing these truths no matter what it costs him. Consider how the church can love in such a way.
How the Church Survives
May 2, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine
This week we examine two of the greatest and constant threats to the ministry of the Church: division and burnout. In Acts 6:1-7 we find both of these things threatening a growing and vibrant church and we find the apostles solution summarized in one great word: Delegation! Read the text and consider how delegation made the difference.
April 25, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine
This week we are looking at Acts 4:32-5:11 and the strange story of Ananias and Saphira. As we examine this story we will be considering in particular what sort of habits and mindsets kill a church. I would encourage you to read the story and, as you do, ask yourself “why?” with each development. Why did Ananias and Saphira do what they did? Why did Peter say what he said? And why did God respond the way He did?