Our passage this morning describes a period of waiting between the time when Jesus gave his mission to the disciples and the Spirit empowerment that was coming. It seems like an odd text for Luke to include on page 1 of Acts, but there are some key lessons for us in our own moment of waiting. This passage may surprise you with all the truths it contains. It surprised me!
While We Wait
October 3, 2021 • Pastor Rob
Christianity's Tipping Point
January 16, 2022 • Pastor Rob
The time had finally come. Though the first believers had remained in Jerusalem, meeting in the temple and demonstrating how Jesus was the Messiah, the existing Jewish leaders had had enough. So, they killed Stephen, Christianity’s first martyr. This pushed the believers out to begin sharing the good news outside of Jerusalem. It’s the tipping point for the Jesus movement! In this long section of verses there's much to consider. Enjoy!
A Vision for Church Leadership and Church Growth in 2022!
January 9, 2022 • Pastor Rob
Leadership is challenging. The early church leaders didn’t always do well with the challenges they faced, but our passage this morning is an example of a time when they did! Not only did they deal with a challenging situation well, but their leadership led to growth. So as we head into 2022, I give you this text as a kind of vision for your leadership and for our church. Happy New Year Seaside Fam!
Fear God, Not People
January 2, 2022 • John Corrigan
This week we will be jumping back into our series through the book of Acts, continuing through chapter 5. The Apostles are once again in trouble with the Temple officials, but with the help of an angel and a Pharisee (how surprising!) they are able to continue with their mission. We will see that we as followers of Jesus are priests in the new temple, we are lights in a dark world, and we point others to Jesus, the Savior!