Acts

May 9 – Acts 8:1-8

Right before our passage for this week the first Christian martyr was killed. Stephen, one of the seven leaders we looked at last week, was stoned because of his faith, and his death set off a campaign of systematic oppression among the early Christian community. Soon...

May 2 – Acts 6:1-7

We shouldn't be shocked to learn that the early church wasn't perfect. Maybe after reading Acts 2:42-47 and all the mutual love and sharing that was going on you got a picture perfect idea of the church in your head. And don't get me wrong, there were some captivating...

April 25 – Acts 4:1-22

In our passage for this week Peter and John are arrested and drug before the Sanhedrin for teaching about Jesus publicly. Initially they are questioned about their healing of a disabled man from chapter 3 (3:1-26); "By what power or by what name did you do this?"(4:7)...

April 18 – Acts 2:42-47

Forty-eight days after Jesus' resurrection, thousands and thousands of Jews were gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, what we call Pentecost. On Shavuot the giving of the Torah is celebrated, but that specific year God's word arrived in a...

April 11 – Acts 1:6-11

This week we're picking up right where Easter left off with a ten week series in Acts. In this series we'll look at all the different aspects and dimensions of Jesus' call on his followers to fulfill both the Great Commission, "go therefore and make disciples of all...