Only a few years into the history of the Christian faith the early Christians faced a serious issue within the Church requiring immediate disciplinary action from the Apostles. This action, extended through the words of the Apostle Peter, was an exercise of God's authority. Drastic as it may seem to the modern believer, this event propelled the Church with growth which is also a reminder to properly exercise discipline in the Church today.
Lost & Found #4 'Power'
God's Power shown in the Church
January 31, 2016 • R. Chip Denief • Acts 5:1-11, Acts 5:12–16, Acts 5:3–4, Psalm 111:10, Matthew 18:15-17, Galatians 6:1-5, Matthew 7:1-5
Lost & Found #6 'Presence'
Creating a Christian Presence in our Community • February 14, 2016 • R. Chip Denief
1st Century Christians understood their call to 'Go' and make disciples for Christ. In order to successfully accomplish this task the Christians did not retreat from culture, instead, they maintained an active presence within their community. Likewise, Christians today must be present in their community in order to have any opportunity to impact others with the Gospel.