The Book of Acts picks up the story of redemption after the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. It is commonly called the acts of the apostles, but a better title would be the acts of the Holy Spirit. This offers great hope for us today! The same Holy Spirit that worked in the church in the book of Acts is still at work in the church today. The same power revealed in Acts is within the believer today. You are power-filled!
We continue our study of the early church as revealed in Luke's account in the book of Acts. The church in Jerusalem seems to disappear from the scenes while a new location begins to emerge. The "gentile" church in Antioch and the missionary journeys of Paul take center stage in the last chapter of Acts (Acts 13-28). The church begins to reach out beyond Jerusalem and Judea out into the rest of the world. Followers of Jesus are first called "Christians" in Antioch (Acts 11:26), and the work of the church was turning the world upside down for Christ (Acts 17:6)
Just as the early church changed its world, Jesus calls us to "change our world". He has empowered and invited us to share the message of Jesus with our world - a message that has the power to Change Our World. Join us each week as we study the life of the early church and learn how we can replicate its success.
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