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"Before the Church Had Buildings"
Fresh Wind and Fresh Fire for a Fresh Start
— Studying the Book of Acts —
This has been a most difficult season for all of us, as well as for the church. Life isn't normal; it might not be for some time. There's a sense in the society, and in churches, that things aren't as they should be. We haven’t even been able to meet together in our building. So how will we deal with the challenges?
The early church, as portrayed in the book of Acts, faced similar, even greater challenges, which brought everyone to their knees. Despite the challenges, the church body was vibrant, powerful, and growing.
Could it be that in these difficult days, God is calling today's church back to the Upper Room? Back to the source of its power? Could it be that God is asking the church to cry out for a fresh start?
As the disciples joined together, praying in the Upper Room and waiting for the Holy Spirit to empower them, God moved powerfully. History demonstrates, again and again, that when God’s people return to the Upper Room, they find renewal and revival.
"Please, Lord. Do that again! Strengthen and empower us, your church! Revive and renew us. As we turn again to you, allow us by your Spirit, to be your witnesses. Give us a fresh start! Amen."
To appreciate the importance of Luke's book of Acts, watch and enjoy this movie, starring James Brolin as Simon Peter, Bruce Marchiano as Jesus, Harry O. Arnold as Saul/Paul, and Dean Jones as Luke. . . Journey with the physician Luke as he tells the enthralling story of danger, struggles, and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian church, before it had buildings. Share the time of mystery and wonder that follow the resurrection of Jesus; walk with the risen Lord; watch as He is taken up into heaven; experience the transforming power of Pentecost; and catch the fresh fire as God uses the passion of Peter and John to send the flame of faith, racing throughout Jerusalem and around the world.
“Before the Church Had Buildings”
Studying the Book of Acts
† Sunday, October 18:
Pastor John Detrick: "Titus 3" — No video; we-re very sorry.
… See Pastor Jeff's five previous message videos on this page.