Summary: The early church was effective because they were a Spirit-filled, Spirit-led body. what does it take to be Spirit-filled? God commanded us in His Word that we are to be filled with His Spirit.
Summary: The opening chapters of the New Testament church, as seen in Acts give us not only the story of the church’s early days, but also the essentials that must be part of any church.. At the very core of the these essentials is the Word of God.
Summary: In the book of Acts, Luke in painting us this picture of the church gives us the essentials which should be a part of any church. Among these essentials is koinonia - a term translated into English as fellowship or community.
Summary: Essential to the life and growth of any church is corporate worship. Corporate worship is a significant indicator of the true spiritual condition of a congregation. But what exactly should corporate worship look like?
Summary: Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it. But what is the church and what is it supposed be? There are three characteristics which the church must possess - commonality, community and communication.
Summary: Baptism is a symbol that actually accomplishes that which it symbolizes! If you need to be united with Christ, if you need to be cleansed of your sin, if you need to be added to the church by God, then you need to be baptized.
Summary: How can we carry on for the Lord Jesus Christ?
1. Keep studying God's Word (vs. 42).
2. Keep sharing with God's people (vs. 42-46).
3. Keep seeking the Lord (vs. 46-47).
4. Keep shining for the Lord (vs. 47).
Summary: God's church matters because:
1. We are witnesses of God's mighty works (vs. 32-36).
2. We have the answers to life's greatest questions (vs. 37-38).
3. We have the help of the Holy Spirit (vs. 33, 38, 39).
4. We have great reasons to rejoice (vs. 40-41).
Summary: Jesus promised that He would build his church and Satan would not be able to stop it from growing. Satan and all his legions can storm out of the gates of hell to attack it, but they will not overpower it or destroy it or stop it from completing its mission.
Summary: All truths are parallel. If there is physical growth, there is also an spiritual growth. We need to grow them both. How to know if you are growing in your relationship with God? What are the milestones we need to achieved to say we are growing spiritually