Who is the message of the Gospel for? This may be a simple question with a simply answer. However, it can be very easy for disciples of Jesus to dismiss others as 'unfit' to hear about Jesus - for a variety of reasons. Today, we look at this temptation as we study Peter's vision and experience with a Roman Centurion while also looking at who 'the church' is called to be in the world.
How does a person become a chosen instrument to be used by God for His purposes? During our outdoor worship service, we answer this question by looking at the Apostle Paul's encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, while focusing on the sovereign work of God and the enduring witness of the church through persecution.
What is involved in the work of disciple-making and what does the Ethiopian's story from Acts 8 teach us about God's heart? We dig into these questions and look at the practical applications - especially to fathers on this Father's Day.
Why did Simon the fisherman end up leading The Church and Simon the Magician end up dismissing The Church? We look into this question as we encounter Philip ministering in Samaria among those who were demon possessed.
How do you respond when crisis hits? Does your theology prepare you for such events? We look at the crisis in the Early Church following the death of Stephen to better understand how to respond to crisis and what God can do through them.
Why is the message of God's grace occasionally received with hostility and violence? Guest preacher, Paul Walles, explores that question in light of the persecution of Stephen, the Early Church's first martyr.
When people in the church feel neglected, how does the church respond without losing sight of it's mission? We study this important question in light of the events in Acts 6. We also address, "What are the top, uncompromised priorities of church leaders and who can step into new positions of leadership?"
How can the church of Jesus Christ fill an entire city? We look at that question as we study how the Lord was at work during Acts 5. We then take those lessons and apply them to how we can praying for our individual cities.
How can become aware of the active presence & work of the Lord? We seek to answer this question through Peter's encounter with Ananias and Sapphira and try to make sense with why God ended their lives.
Why is the resurrection of Jesus so important? We study Peter's 2nd sermon to see how Jesus is the embodiment of God's mercy, authentication that God keeps His word, and the source of true blessing from God. Also hear testimonies from Charlene Cothran (video) and FMC's Todd Leander about the power of the resurrection in their lives.
How do you define 'church?' That question may feel unnecessary but a growing number of people have no idea what church is about. We study the core of church life, it's basic essentials, and steps to take in order to live out the body of Christ in a relevant and powerful way.
Why was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit during the Jewish festival of Pentecost so important? And how can we learn from Peter's quotation of Joel 2. We study this crucial text and seek to apply God's truth to our lives today.
Is this 'second baptism' (mentioned by Jesus in Acts 1) for us today? We study this difficult question as this new series on prayer begins. We also seek to define the person of the Holy Spirit throughout Scripture and why He's given to disciples of Jesus Christ.