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Faith Gives Identity April 28, 2013 Acts 15:1-18 Key Verse: “[Peter said] ‘On the contrary, we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.’” Acts 15:11 Time of Events: 30-50 C.E. Written: 80-85 C.E. Since Last Week: Jesus’ followers continued to travel and proclaim the good […]
Philip Baptizes an Ethiopian April 21, 2013 Acts 8:26-39 Key Verses: “Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water! What is to prevent me […]
Stephen is Martyred April 14, 2013 Acts 6:1-14, 7:47-60 Key Verses: “While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ When he had said this, he died.” Acts 7:59-60 Time of Events: 30-40 […]
The Road to Emmaus April 7, 2013 Luke 24:13-35 Key Verses: “Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’” […]
Easter The Tomb is Empty March 31, 2013 Luke 24:1-16 Key Verse: “The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.’” Luke 24:5 Time: 30 C.E. Since Last Week: Jesus […]
Holy Humour Sunday is back! The joy of Easter continues and cannot be contained! This custom is rooted in what early theologians called the “Easter Laugh,” the idea that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead. We will worship with a sense of joy and with silly hats, […]