Acts: How the Church Was Planted

  •   Sunday June 02, 2019 from 12:00 am - Sunday August 25, 2019 12:00 am

As Jesus ascended into heaven, the Spirit descended to earth and all heaven broke loose! Ordinary men and women who had followed Jesus now preached, healed, and cast out demons with the same power that Jesus had. The book of acts tells this exciting story of how the Spirit used 120 unlikely disciples to start a church that, even in the face of suffering and death, multiplied to every nation on earth. 

Join us on Sundays at 10am this summer, June 2 - August 18, as we devote ourselves to the apostle’s teaching and fellowship, the prayers, and the breaking of bread.

June 2 Ascension Sunday: The Lord Ascends, Acts 1:1-11 (Pastor Will Chester)
June 9 Pentecost Sunday: The Spirit Comes, Acts 2:1-11 (Father Nate Beasley)
June 16 Trinity Sunday: The Trinity Saves, Acts 2:32-41 (Father Alex Wilgus)
June 23 The Lord Heals, Acts 3:1-10 (Deacon Casey Solgos)
June 30 The Church Prays, Acts 4:23-31 (Deacon Margie Fawcett)
July 7 The Church Shares, Acts 4:32 - 5:1-11 (Father Brett Crull)
July 14 The Deacon Serves, Acts 6:1-11 (Deacon Val McIntyre)
July 21 The Ethiopian Believes, Acts 8:26-40 (Kevin Sheehan)
July 28 The Enemy Converts, Acts 9:1-19 (Deacon Casey Solgos)
August 4 Family Service: The Gentiles Believe, Acts 10:24-48 (David & Lindsey Goetz)
August 11 The Prison Opens, Acts 12:1-19 (Chad Magnuson)
August 18 Sharing from Sabbatical (Trevor & Bonnie McMaken)
August 25 The Spirit Sends, Acts 13:1-12 (Father Trevor McMaken)

DOWNLOAD ACTS READING PLAN

Resources

Podcasts
An Introduction to the Book of Acts with Father Trevor & Pastor Bonnie (Listen here)
The Acts 2 Architecture (The 5 S Church), Bishop Stewart Ruch III at Revive 2016 (Listen here)
The Gospel of Luke, Word and Table Podcast (Listen here)

Videos from The Bible Project
Acts 1-12 (Watch Here)
Acts 13-28 (Watch Here)
Luke-Acts Mini series (Watch Here)

Devotionals
Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work, by John Stott (Click here)
Acts:N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Studies, by N.T. Wright (Click here)
She Reads Truth Countdown to Acts 5-Day Bible Study (Click here)
She Reads Truth The Acts of the Apostles 6 Week Daily Bible Study (Click here)
He Reads Truth Countdown to Acts 5-Day Bible Study (Click here)
He Reads Truth Acts of the Apostles 6 Week Daily Bible Study (Click here)

Commentaries
The Message of Acts (The Bible Speaks Today), by John Stott (Click here)
Acts (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, 1980) by I. Howard Marshall (Click here)
The Acts of the Apostles (1997) by Ben Witherington (Click here)

Additional Resources
Map of Cities in Acts (Click here)
Timeline of New Testament Events (Click here)
City of Light Acts Summer Reading Plan (Click here)