We often picture the establishment and outward movement of the early church as the work of a wise and motivated core of early disciples – setting both a foundation for the institution of the church as well as envisioning a strategy to expand its boundaries. But the actual record of these first years tells a very different story – a story of newly-minted leaders constantly shocked by the movement of the Holy Spirit before them! The first Apostles did not lead the church, they were instructed to follow the Spirit into realms and peoples and circumstances they never anticipated, discovering as they went, that the divine plan of redemption extended far more broadly and far more compassionately then they ever imagined.

 

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06/12/22
Part 3: Israel Restored and the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth
06/12/22

06/26/22
Part 5: The Rise of the Church’s Golden Age
06/26/22

07/10/22
Special Sermon: Scattered and Spread – A GOOD NEWS INVITATION
07/10/22

08/07/22
Part 9: Satan’s Battle Against the New Israel
08/07/22

08/28/22
Part 11: The Spirit of God or Man?
08/28/22

09/04/22
Part 12: The Church’s Ministry of Aid, Compassion and Hospitality
09/04/22

09/25/22
Part 15: Covenant, Crisis, and Unlikely Prophets
09/25/22

10/02/22
Part 16: From Fearful Silence to Courageous Speech
10/02/22

10/09/22
Guest Sermon: Hope and Help Beyond the First 16
10/09/22

10/16/22
Part 17: The Martyrdom of Stephen and the Death of Saul
10/16/22

10/30/22
Part 19: And to the Ends of the Earth
10/30/22

11/13/22
Part 21: On Saul, Barnabas and the Unbounded Love of God
11/13/22

01/15/23
Part 23: Shattering Holy Boundaries!
01/15/23

01/22/23
Part 24: On the Holy Breaking of Sacred Law
01/22/23

01/29/23
Part 25: On the Holy Spirit and the Explaining the Sermon to the Choir
01/29/23

02/05/23
Part 26: The Church on the Edge of the World (aka Antioch)
02/05/23

02/12/23
Part 27: The Martyrdom of James, the Resurrection of Peter and the Passing of the Torch
02/12/23

04/16/23
Good Stewards of God’s Manifold Grace
04/16/23

04/23/23
Part 28: The Unlikeliest Friends and Foes
04/23/23

05/07/23
Part 30: The Sword that Severs the Bonds of this Age
05/07/23

05/21/23
Part 32: Global Communion ver. 1.0
05/21/23

05/28/23
Part 33
05/28/23

06/04/23
Part 34
06/04/23

06/11/23
Part 35: The Greatest Saints Remain Yet Sinners
06/11/23

06/18/23
Part 36: The Gospel We Proclaim!
06/18/23

06/25/23
Part 37: On Wisdom vs. Rules
06/25/23

07/02/23
Part 38: How the Gospel Sees the World (and Vice Versa)
07/02/23

07/16/23
Part 40
07/16/23

07/23/23
Part 41: When Jerusalem Arrived in Athens
07/23/23

07/30/23
Part 42: Not in Jerusalem Anymore (Paul Arrives in Corinth)!
07/30/23

08/06/23
Part 43: The Spirit Is in the Details
08/06/23

08/13/23
Part 44
08/13/23

08/27/23
Part 45: When the Gospel Is Bad for Business
08/27/23

09/03/23
Part 46: Paul at 12AM
09/03/23

09/10/23
Part 47
09/10/23

09/17/23
Part 48
09/17/23

09/24/23
Guest Preacher: Erika Karimi
09/24/23

11/12/23
Part 49: Paul Falsely Accused, But Rightly Understood
11/12/23

11/26/23
Part 51: A World Drowning in Contradiction
11/26/23

01/14/24
Part 52: Paul Escapes Plot
01/14/24

02/04/24
Part 54: Paul’s Appeal to the “King”?
02/04/24

02/11/24
Part 55: Paul Brought Before Agrippa
02/11/24