What happened after the resurrection of Jesus? Did Jesus have any impact on the society of the 1st Century, or did he just disappear? Even more importantly, does the resurrection of Jesus have any bearing on our world today? The answer to these questions (and many others) is found in the book of Acts.
When Jesus ascended into heaven, his mission didn’t stop or slow down. Far from it. The book of Acts tells the story of Jesus continuing his mission from heaven through his Church. In Acts, Jesus takes a small, fledging group of about 120 disciples living in a hostile, pluralistic society and turns the entire world upside down in about thirty years’ time.
What we see the risen Jesus doing in Acts, he continues to do today through his Church. Jesus is still changing lives. Jesus is still expanding his Kingdom on earth. Jesus is still bringing physical and emotional healing. Jesus is still drawing all people from all places to himself. Jesus is still growing his Church. The risen Jesus is still on mission today. The resurrection literally changes everything, and the book of Acts is the story of how it happens.
Andrew Burkhart leads us through Acts 6, in which the early church encounters a problem internally. How should we handle disagreements within the local church? Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.
From Acts 5, Josh Kouri points out that, as the Church’s mission grows, so does opposition. How are we supposed to stay on assignment in the face of resistance? Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.
In this sermon, Josh Kouri walks us through Kingdom economics. It’s not about communal ownership or private ownership, so what is Kingdom economy? Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.
Josh Kouri teaches from Acts 4 and shows us how people of the early church were able to follow Jesus in the midst of intense suffering. How are we to handle suffering today? Click HERE to view our web-based study… Read more »
In Acts 3 a man is miraculously healed. From this story, Josh Kouri gathers answers to these enduring questions including: Does God still heal? What if God doesn’t heal? Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.
In Acts 2, Josh Kouri takes a look at what the first church did and observed. What about their gatherings are still relevant to the Church today? Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.
In Acts 2, a huge crowd has gathered and heard Peter’s first sermon. Josh Kouri examines the miracle that transforms this crowd into the Church. Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.
Andrew Burkhart continues this series with Acts 2, as Peter is preaching the first sermon about Jesus. His message held truths essential to both Christians and Non-Christians and 3,000 people were saved. Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.
In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit comes as promised by Jesus before His ascension. Andrew Burkhart walks us through what this event, or Pentecost, means for us today. Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.
Josh Kouri explores the book of Acts as the bridge between the Old and New Testaments. After Jesus’ ascension, how is the Father still bringing hardened and desolate hearts to life? Click HERE to view our web-based study guide.