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Next: The Early Church Today – Share & Grow

Rev. Eric Schalk Today we’ll dive into the passage that follows on the heels of Saul’s conversion. We’ll examine how Saul dove into his mission of sharing the gospel, and how his peers reacted to his sudden change. Through Saul’s experience, we’ll see our need for discipleship and call to share Jesus.

Next: The Early Church Today – The Ends of the Earth

Rev. Eric Schalk This morning we’ll examine Philip’s conversation with the Ethiopian official. Through this encounter, we’ll see how we are called to pay attention to God’s leading, and be open to sharing the story of Jesus even in the most unlikely of places.  

Next: The Early Church Today – The Gift That Can’t Be Bought

Dr. Branson Parler Today we will see both the power of the gospel as well as the confusion that happens when we try to make the gospel about us. Though Simon the sorcerer was baptized, he failed to grasp his own sin and need for repentance. He wanted to follow King Jesus for how Jesus…

Next: The Early Church Today – Inciting Incident

Rev. Eric Schalk Acts 7 Today’s text provides a crucial turning point in the life of the early church. As we contemplate Stephen’s speech, and subsequent murder, we’ll examine our relationship with God to see if we relate more with Stephen or the religious leaders who persecuted the church.

Next: The Early Church Today – Servants of a Servant King

Dr. Branson Parler In today’s text, we will see how the early church responds to conflict that arises. In particular, we will see the origins of the office of deacon and how God provides for his church through those called to fulfill this office and how their ministry leads to further spreading of the Gospel…

Next: The Early Church Today – The Third Conversion

Dr. Branson Parler We will see in today’s text that, when Jesus transforms hearts and minds, he transforms our relationship to our money and possessions as well. The early church’s witness to Jesus is inseparable from their willingness to share with one another. Today’s Scripture will help us better see how we can follow their…