In chapter two of Acts we saw that the first believers devoted themselves to “the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers”. We also saw that many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. In this week’s passage we see an example of these wonders- the healing of a lame beggar at the temple. We will see that God was shaking things up in Israel- a new paradigm for the temple was being established. And, we will be encouraged to be humble worshippers who are sensitive to the Spirit’s leading.
We Are All Beggars
October 24, 2021 • John Corrigan
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!