Believers in Action
How are you doing at building bridges with those that don’t know Jesus? As we continue our series on Acts (Believers in Action) Dave demonstrates how the early followers of Jesus used whatever they saw in their culture to talk to people about Jesus. Acts 17:16-34
Are you seeing a dividing line in the world around you between light and dark? Do you find yourself getting into trouble because you stand up for the gospel? Graham tells us how Paul and Silas in Acts stand up for Jesus in very tricky situations – yet through their faith the light of Christ becomes famous wherever they go.
As Dave continues our series in the book of Acts we see that whatever is in our way God can open the locked doors – and worship in midst of trouble is a powerful key in our hand.
As we continue this powerful series on the book of Acts, Dave brings a rallying call of what it means to be on mission together as a team; a team that is sensitive to God’s voice, and sees the doors He is opening for us.
Living with our hearts and lives fueled by the freedom Jesus has purchased for us is key. But how do we avoid getting bogged down with doing things simply because we always have? Dave demonstrates from Acts 15 that relationship with God trumps any other way to live life.
As we turn to Paul and Barnabas they are preaching about the person who made the greatest sacrifice. They preach Jesus, the living God who died and rose again, that He died taking the punishment we deserved defeating sin and death so we can live without fear but with hope.
God wants to work through us, to enable us to live freely seeing the gospel build bridges wherever we go. As Dave takes us in into Acts 13 we discover what is means to live freely in every part of our lives – with words of encouragement directly from the King. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv1dH-aUiKM
It’s so easy to get discouraged in life as we live for God; but Jonathan brings us good news today – God is in the business of restoring us and setting us up for success. Discover what it means to experience God’s restoring grace and the part we can play in restoring others.
As we reach the halfway point in the book of Acts, Rick speaks to us on the key choices we need to make to shape (and choose) our own story; and how our story in powerfully threaded into God’s plans for us and those we live and gather with.
As we continue in in the book of Acts we look to see evidence of God’s grace in our lives. What’s God been doing with us; and what can we see of God’s grace in the lives of those around us; which we can celebrate and encourage.
How import are the things you are doing for God? Small acts of kindness and love matter and God can move in the most insignificant location, as well as significant ones. Wherever we go we take the Kingdom of God with us, and His power into every situation.
Sometimes we are so set in our ways of doing things or in our spiritual practices that we miss the opportunities that God has called us to. “Our holiness is like we are wearing a pair of white jeans”. We are just not prepared to go to dirty places or do things that might get our white jeans (holiness) dirty. Jesus did though he mixed with all sorts of people but it was His holiness that rubbed off on the…
Dave asks us how we respond to miracles – and how should we respond? As he unfolds the story of the lamb man restored, he gives us a key to deliberately walking in God’s promises and His amazing ways. Acts 3, John 10:22, Isaiah 53:5, Phil 2:12, Revelation 21:1-4
Regeneration, Discipleship, and The Miraculous: Matthew speaks from Acts 3 and introduces us to a world where we actually walk in the full power of the Holy Spirit, and literally be Jesus to all around us and see His kingdom breaking in. Some questions to ask yourself: 1. Matthew asked, What on earth can Christians offer the world? 2. What do I understand by salvation and do I need to know more? 3. How will we see more people getting…
When church works together, community, things happen! And when this community is fueled by the presence of God it’s dynamite. Dave outlines four keys for our church community and we walk together in the power of God. Small Group Questions: (Acts 2:42-47) (James 1:22-24, 1 Cor 11;24-29, 1 Cor 10: 16-17) What are the four things the early believers committed themselves to? (v42) Are these things still relevant for us today and how should we apply them? How did the early…
In response to Peter’s explanation of the coming of the Holy Spirit – the people are cut to the heart and ask the apostles “Brothers what shall we do?” Peter’s answer comes in a four piece package, like four legs of a stool. 1. Repent (turning our lives back to God) 2. Believe (have faith) in the name of Jesus 3. Be baptised in water 4. Be baptised in the Holy Spirit. As we read through Acts we’ll see these…