Church in Action 2017-06-30T20:40:49+00:00

Church in Action


A series in Acts | April 23 – August 6, 2017

In Acts, the story follows the gospel expansion from city to city as Paul and his coworkers obey the Spirit’s call.  As they proclaim the gospel, the word of the Lord spreads throughout Gentile lands and many become disciples.  And something more.  God establishes His church among various people and places.  The churches are local, diverse, communal, and caught up in God’s saving mission.

We see the gospel on the move – moving into cities, neighborhoods, lives.  Settling in and turning the world upside down.  The same God has the same good news.   Through this series, we’ll look at the church now & then, here & there. What can we learn from its different receptions and different responses?  In our time and place, what changes and what remains the same?

907, 2017

Church in Action: A Call to Repent (Acts 17:16-34)

Distressed by the idols of Athens, Paul calls the city to repent. He does so, in love, in a way that the people can understand. Do we as a church, as a people, respond to God’s invitation to repent and invite others to do the same?

1106, 2017

An Adaptive Church (Acts 16:6-15)

Life is constant flux, and we all must react to change – how do we do so as disciples of Jesus? Further, what does an adaptive church look like?

1405, 2017

A Church thriving amid Hostility (Acts 14:1-7)

The message of grace comes to Iconium with both grace and power, challenging human tradition and creating a divide in the city. And yet, the church thrives. What type of culture enables a church to thrive in hostile settings?

705, 2017

A Faithful Church (Acts 14:26-15:4, 15:30-35)

In the Antioch church we see a church on the move, directed by the Spirit as a new people united in mission. What happens after the initial burst of gospel-fire? The steady flame of a faithful church.

3004, 2017

Why Not Us? (Acts 12:25 – 13:12)

In the Antioch church we see a church on the move, directed by the Spirit as a new people united in mission. The same Spirit directs us today. Could God not also use us?

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