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Acts of the Holy Spirit, Part One

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.

Performance Christianity

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?

Worthy to Suffer for Christ

April 18, 2021 • Hunter Shelton

This week we return to our study of Acts called “Beginners Guide to Church”. Here we have been learning about how the church worked when she first came into being. This week we look at Acts 5:17-42 and study how the church obeys. We will look at the apostles and how they continued to obey God in the midst of adversity. We hope to see you Sunday!

How the Church Reaches

April 11, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we return to our study of Acts called “Beginners Guide to Church”. Here we have been learning from how the church worked when she first came into being. This week we look at Acts 3:1-12; 4:1-13 and study how the church reaches. Consider Peter and John’s interaction with the man who was lame from birth as well as the various speeches they present in this text. Consider what these texts teach us about Christian outreach.

Who the Church Is

February 28, 2021 • Adam Haganman

Last week we ended with this Quote from Ray Steadman; “God’s first concern is not what the church does, it is what the church is……..” We asked; what if the Church was just the Church? We will pick up right there and answer, What the Church is! The Holy Spirit reveals this to us in Acts 2: 43-47. So get a head start and start devoting yourself to this scripture!

Who the Church Is

February 28, 2021 • Adam Haganman

Last week we ended with this Quote from Ray Steadman; “God’s first concern is not what the church does, it is what the church is……..” We asked; what if the Church was just the Church? We will pick up right there and answer, What the Church is! The Holy Spirit reveals this to us in Acts 2: 43-47. So get a head start and start devoting yourself to this scripture!

How the Church Operates

February 21, 2021 • Tim Chitwood

Join us this Sunday we will be taking a look at Acts 2:42 and asking the questions, "How did this small group of new believers operate in a way that completely changed the world? What can the Church today learn from the early Church about how to operate in a way that can alter human history?"

How the Church Speaks

February 14, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine

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 Decides

February 7, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine

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 Began

January 31, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we begin a study in the book of Acts. We will be doing several studies out of Acts this year. This first one is called “The Beginners Guide to Church”. We will be examining how the church started and get refreshed and reminded on how we need to operate and what we ought to be doing as His church today. Read Acts 1:1-11 and consider what the text says about the church and how it is/should apply to us today.