October 11, 2013 – November 22, 2013
The book of Acts details the birth and early development of the Christian church. In reading the book of Acts we can celebrate the excitement of the spreading gospel, but we also observe the wrestling the apostles and early Christians had to do as they learned to put their new faith into action. In this Groundwork series we study an overview of some of the stories in Acts and discuss what these stories teach us about God and about his Church and how/where/when we need to be aware of these works of the Holy Spirit in our churches today.
Episodes in this Series
October 18 , 2013
Very early on in the New Testament we run into a scandalous story when a husband and wife named Ananias and Sapphira drop dead on account of having told a lie. Itâ€™s quite a startling, eye-widening tale! Letâ€™s dig into this strange story to see what it may mean.
October 25 , 2013
Jesus had told his disciples before his ascension that they would be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. But you might be surprised what it took to get Jesus' followers to move out beyond their own home with the gospel.
November 22 , 2013
Paul would be the first to admit life circumstances are out of our control, but how we react to them is in our control. When we trust in Godâ€™s providence and take an active role in our situations, God can do big things for us and for the gospel.