Wednesdays, January 13-April 7, 9:00-11:00 AM, online via Zoom
The book of Acts forms a most exciting part of God’s story in the Bible. It begins with Jesus ascending into heaven and leaving the apostles to figure out how to get the message of the Good News out into the world. Fortunately for them, and for us, the Holy Spirit was given to guide, direct, and inform each step as the gospel was taken into the known world.
The reality of hardships, quarrels, unbelief and the threat of death did not deter from the spread of the gospel. On the contrary, the real human dealings between and among believers served to strengthen the resolve of those committed to the real task: spreading the Good News that Jesus the Messiah had come to earth and that all people were welcome in His Kingdom (If you read those last two sentences with today in mind, you will see that God still uses this method to spread the Good News.)
Journey along as we trace the beginnings of the church from Jerusalem, into Judea, Samaria, and the known world. Follow Paul as he makes a complete 180 to become the main human character in this history of the church. Led by Patricia Thomas.
This study is continued from the fall semester, but new participants are welcome to join. We will pick up with Acts chapter 16. Study participants will need a Bible (your choice of translation, although it will be easiest to follow along with the NIV or NLT) and a map of the missionary journeys of Paul. You will receive an outline of the material to be covered in each class period. No additional resources need to be purchased.