What is normal for us to experience as followers of Jesus? In this weekend’s message from Acts 18, Brian highlights five key items that were normal for 1st century Christians and outlines how we can live into those realities in our own journey of following Jesus today.
Everyone is unique so we each experience the gospel of Christ quite differently. Michael walks us through Paul’s journey in Acts chapter 17 as he proclaims the good news in different ways to different people, all the while encouraging us to do the same.
The Gospel message is always the same truth, but the ways we bring it to others can vary. Brenda shares from Acts 16 about the different ways the gospel affected a businesswoman, a slave girl, and a Roman jailer. Acts 16:11-40
Hearing God’s voice is the key experience of Christianity. Michael shares how Paul and his companions heard God’s leading and direction in Acts 16 and how we can develop an ability to listen to Him like that too.
It takes real courage to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading. In this message, Brain examines a few ways that the early disciples chose courage – pointing us to how that can help us grow as a Holy Spirit-led community, as well as ways we can learn to have courage in other areas of our lives.
We live in a world where facts are subjective. The Apostle Paul (in his first public speech) speaks about how power and truth of Jesus’ resurrection. And how if we are to become followers of Jesus, we must embrace a resurrection that is confrontational, inconvenient, yet wonderful and full of promise.
Influence is the ability to change something or someone. Everyone of us has influence. Clint shares on how we can either use that influence to advance ourselves or how we can work with the Holy Spirit, and he can use our influence to move people closer to Jesus.