1/28: Acts 15, “The Jerusalem Counsel”

There is a problem facing the early Church. Gentiles are being saved (Acts 10-11) but are they “saved Gentiles” or are they “beginner Jews”? How does the law of Moses intersect with the Christian life? At the root, how are we saved in Christ? It is a huge question and the Church meets to discuss the answer. We’ll be dealing with a few questions this week: Who is causing the trouble? Who is answering the question? How do they end up responding? How are we supposed to live our lives as a result? As the Lord leads, read through Acts 15 this week. Meditate on Acts 15:1-35. The memory verse for this section of Scripture is Acts 15:9....
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1/21: Acts 13-14, “The First Missionary Journey”

Paul and Barnabas are commissioned and sent out to preach the Gospel. We will be discussing where Paul and Barnabas went, who they spoke to, what they said and how the groups responded to the Gospel. This will be a week filled with maps and cultural historical insights. How is it we are called to respond to the Gospel?...
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1/14 “Cornelius’s Conversion” Acts 9:1-31

We meet a man named Cornelius this week in Acts 10. He is a devout man, a god fearing man, and a generous man. Is the faith of this man sufficient to grant him access to heaven? What significance does his reception of the Gospel play in the larger picture of salvation history? How does it affect our lives as a result? As the Lord leads, read through Acts 10-11 this week, focusing on the Cornelius story. The memory verse that corresponds with Sunday School is Acts 17:30 this week....
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1/7: “Paul’s Conversion” Acts 9:1-31

This week we are taking a look at Paul's Damascus road experience. He is a violent enemy of Christ and His followers. He is heading to Damascus to further persecute the Church when Jesus Christ Himself meets him on the road. Questions we will be dealing with this week include: how does Saul respond? What caused this massive change in his heart? How does the Church react to this profession of faith? Lastly, what kind of impact does our experience with Christ have on our lives?...
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12/31 “Church Problems” Luke 3:1-8

We all run into opposition. Opposition comes in many forms. You can have opposition from outside parties. You can also have opposition internally. We will be looking at the first episode of this opposition this week: Peter has healed a lame man and is brought into court to explain his actions. Questions being addressed this week will be how does Peter respond to this opposition? How difficult was this opposition to overcome? And what was the end result? We all face opposition but the application question is do we face and overcome opposition in the same way the early Church approached their opposition? As the Lord leads, read Acts 3-8 this week, focusing on Acts 3-4. We are only covering the framework of the book of Acts so we will be taking a block of material each week. The memory verse that corresponds with the Sunday School lesson is Acts 16:5. We hope to see you this Sunday. ...
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12/24, Luke 2 “Jesus Presented to Simeon”

In Luke 2 we meet a man named Simeon. Jesus is brought to the temple soon after his birth and interacts with Simeon. God has a purpose for recording this interaction through Luke. Many questions are going to be asked including: Who is this individual? Why was he waiting for the "consolation of Israel"? How does Luke describe him? What unique insight into Jesus' ministry does his message leave us with?...
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12/17, “Peter’s First Speech”

We are covering Acts 2 this week, the first speech recorded in Acts. Peter has some profound things to say in his message to the onlookers, those who had seen and heard the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on those in the upper room. What points does Peter make? How does he make them? What does that mean for me and my life today?...
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12/3: Acts 13:26-39, “The Gospel Message”

Christ's Last Command We are heading into Luke's history of the early Church in the book of Acts. We'll be looking to answer a number of questions: what were the final commands given by Christ? Why were the disciples so confused? How did Christ correct their understanding? What should we be looking for? We want to encourage you to read Acts 1:1-11 to prepare your hearts and minds as we delve into this study. The memory verse tracking the Sunday School lesson is Acts 13:30. Looking forward to the worship, study and fellowship with you this Sunday. Message Text: Acts 1:1-11 Focus: Acts 13:30 ...
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11/26: Leviticus 26, “Blessings and Cursings”

Before closing His message in Leviticus, God makes clear the results of following His will and the results of those who would choose to disobey His commandments.  There is a reality that God was trying to teach His people; following Him and His will would result in a life of blessing and abundance for His people....
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