Rachel Main – Acts Week 7 – The End Of Utopia

The story of Acts up to this point has painted a picture of utopian community living:   Acts 4:32-35 (NLT) 32All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. 33The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord […]

Luke Main – Acts Week 8 – Growth, Multiplication, Increase, Favour

Luke, the author of this passage is obsessed with numbers and growth! He sounds like a lot of successful businessmen and even some church pastors! You can see that, in the book of Acts, Luke has mentioned the rapid multiplication, great increase and unusual favour of the church a number of times before. We see […]

Luke Main – Acts Week 6 – 4 Building Blocks To Great Blessing

These two passages were written for the first century church to remind them what a GREATLY blessed community looks like. In between these two passages, that talk about the character traits of a blessed community, we read that the church went through some amazing season of both blessing and heartbreak. Similarly, the circumstances of our […]

Rebecca Murray – Acts Week 5 – Called In To Be Called Out

In Jewish society of the day, this man – the beggar – was most decidedly out. This story finds him begging outside the gate to the temple because that was as far as he was permitted to go. Beyond the gate was for those who were in. Included. Jewish men, without blemish or deformity or […]