We're continuing our study of "The Improvisational Church" from the Book of Acts. Learning from the young, emerging 1st century church about how to "BE" church in the real world, that's what we're after! Acts chapter 8 is helpful even while it seems a little harsh.
Back then, they knew something that we’re just beginning to learn: CHRIST IS ALWAYS AT WORK. They didn’t take their cues too much from the tragedies they thought they saw with their eyes. They began to experience that Christ was always more powerful than what stood in Christ's way. A lot was happening!! We'll experience together the story of Philip, Simon Magus, Peter, and John, after connecting their story to the severe persecution that began after the death of Stephen.
Highlands Church June 17, 2012
Acts 5: 1-11 Ananias and Sapphira and Acts 4:32-37
In the first century, what was it like to be “Church?” What was the first tragedy they faced and how did the young, emerging church deal with the disaster? It’s a sober story about money, deception, judgment, and death. But even in the midst of the dark side of the Church, it’s not difficult to locate the ridiculous love Almighty God has for each of us and all of us. Join us this Sunday as we look at a story from a page in the Bible that most of us would rather tear right out of the Book. Jenny preaches from Acts 4: 32-37 and Acts 5: 1-11.
- Trinity Sunday (Mark Miller)
- The Last Seven: Father into your hands... (Mark Tidd)
- The Last Seven: "It is Finished" (Mark Tidd)
- The Last Seven: "I Thirst" (Jenny Morgan)
- The Last Seven : “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” (Mark Tidd)
- The Last Seven : “27 Seconds of Belonging” (Jenny Morgan)
- The Last Seven: A Criminal's Last Request (Jenny Morgan)
- The Last Seven: how the seven "words" Jesus said from the cross sound on this side of the resurrection (Mark Tidd)
- Easter: Here Comes the Sun! (Jenny Morgan)
- Palm Sunday (Nadia Bolz-Weber)