This week we continue our study of the book of Acts, continuing to learn how the New Testament Church did things. So far we have talked about how the church began and how the church decides and this Sunday we will examine Acts 2:1-41 and learn how the church speaks. Read the text and jot down what happened before Peter preached the first Christian sermon after Christ. Also, take note of the main points he made and then consider how the crowds responded. Then examine your own life and the life of our church – are we doing this? How can we improve?
How the Church Speaks
February 14, 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?