All of human history had been building up to and preparing for the birth of Jesus. The timing of His birth is intentional and strategic, bringing hope to God’s people at a difficult time between the Testaments. But the hope that He brings is not just for 1st century Israel, but for all people.
When we think of Paul’s testimony, we often think of how he came to know Jesus. While this is a powerful aspect of Paul’s testimony, it certainly doesn’t stop there. Jesus not only radically changes Paul’s life, but He also changes his mission and sends him out to accomplish it.
Seasons of life come and go. Sometimes we find it easy to genuinely feel and express gratitude, while in other seasons we may struggle to sincerely thank and praise God. Regardless of our circumstances, however, God remains the same God He has always been, and is equally worthy of our praise.
Throughout the book of Acts we see Jesus passionately pursuing the lost beyond Israel, and calling, equipping, and sending His people to actively join this mission. Join us as we continue our study of Jesus’ work in and through His people in Acts.
We all face fear. The question is, will we allow it to grow or to choke out our faith?
Saul was the feared Pharisee of pharisees, the great persecutor of the early church, until the day he encountered Jesus. This week we look at Paul’s incredible transformation and how it pertains to us today.
We often think of Peter as the great apostolic leader, preacher, and biblical author. This, however, is not who Peter was when Jesus called him to come and follow Him. When we chronically look at the life and ministry of Peter in the gospels and Acts, we see a radically changed Peter whom Jesus transformed…
Who is the book of Acts about? How does it connect with Luke’s gospel account? Join us as we embark upon our study of the book of Acts, beginning with these questions and why they matter for us today.
What is Pentecost and why does it matter? Many people think that Pentecost only refers to the events in Acts chapter 2, but this event actually takes place on the already practiced Jewish celebration of Pentecost. God intentionally chooses this exact time and place to pour out His Spirit upon His people. Join us as…
The author of Genesis went out of his way to place the story of Babel, in Genesis 11, next to the story of God’s call to Abram, in Genesis 12. While these two stories are often studied independently, there is power in reading Genesis 12 with Genesis 11 in mind, as the author intended. Join…