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Series: Church – The Beginnings

Studying the Book of Acts to see how God created this new creation, the church. We want to see how God used the church from Ascension of Christ and the Day of Pentecost onward. What can we learn from the early church that will help us, today, in our part of fulfilling the Great Commission?

Stephen – the First Martyr of the Church – Part 2

03-19-2017 Church – The Beginnings Stephen – the First Martyr of the Church – Part 2 Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas Stephen was a Courageous Holy Warrior for Christ. He is a Hero of the Christian Faith.  Stephen's Fa… Scripture: Acts 6:8 – 8:4

The Gospel Adventures of Philip the Deacon

03-26-2017 Church – The Beginnings The Gospel Adventures of Philip the Deacon Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas After the Martyrdom of Stephen and the massive persecution that arose, led by Saul of Tarsus, Philip… Scripture: Acts 8:4-40

Peter’s Gospel Miracle Tour

04-23-2017 Church – The Beginnings Peter's Gospel Miracle Tour Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas How is Peter an Example of Christ to us? The Miracles God caused to happen through Peter in the citi… Scripture: Acts 9:32-43

Peter & Cornelius – Gospel to the Gentiles – Part 1

04-30-2017 Church – The Beginnings Peter & Cornelius – Gospel to the Gentiles – Part 1 Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas The First Group of Gentiles, non-Jews, non-Israelis, Hear and Respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ…. Scripture: Acts 10:1-48

Peter & Cornelius – Gospel to the Gentiles – Part 2

05-07-2017 Church – The Beginnings Peter & Cornelius – Gospel to the Gentiles – Part 2 Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas Peter brought the Good News back to the Jerusalem church about how the First Group of Gentiles, non-… Scripture: Acts 11:1-18

Famine and the Cooperation of Churches

05-21-2017 Church – The Beginnings Famine and the Cooperation of Churches Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas A Prophecy of Coming Famine spurred the church in Antioch and other churches to put together a plan … Scripture: Acts 11:27-30

Godly Church Leadership – Antioch

06-11-2017 Church – The Beginnings Godly Church Leadership – Antioch Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas God is organized. Living Cells are organized for LIFE. What He creates is always organized. Jesus Ch… Scripture: Acts 13:1-2

Missions: Sent Out By The Holy Spirit – Antioch

06-18-2017 Church – The Beginnings Missions: Sent Out By The Holy Spirit – Antioch Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas How is Antioch God's Ideal Model for a Missions Sending Church?  What types of disciples does God us… Scripture: Acts 13:1-4

Missions: Sent out by the Holy Spirit – Cyprus

07-02-2017 Church – The Beginnings Missions: Sent out by the Holy Spirit – Cyprus Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas How were Barnabas and Saul used by God to reach the Island of Cyprus for Christ? How did they approa… Scripture: Acts 13:1-12

Missions: Sent out by the Holy Spirit – Antioch of Pisidia

07-09-2017 Church – The Beginnings Missions: Sent out by the Holy Spirit – Antioch of Pisidia Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas Are you living for Jesus and His Gospel Mission or something else? How did Barnabas and Saul live f… Scripture: Acts 13:13-52

Missions: Sent out by the Holy Spirit – Iconium

07-16-2017 Church – The Beginnings Missions: Sent out by the Holy Spirit – Iconium Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas What is the Greatest Adventure of all for any human? What is the Highest Calling of any Human? What … Scripture: Acts 14:1-7

Missions: Sent Out By The Holy Spirit – Lystra

07-23-2017 Church – The Beginnings Missions: Sent Out By The Holy Spirit – Lystra Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas Catastrophic Missions Failure?  Sometimes things don't go as planned … sometimes things seem to f… Scripture: Acts 14:8-20

Missions: Sent Out By The Holy Spirit – Derbe & Follow-up

07-30-2017 Church – The Beginnings Missions: Sent Out By The Holy Spirit – Derbe & Follow-up Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas What Lasting Ideal Missions Model is given to us in Acts 13 & 14? How did Barnabas and Saul fini… Scripture: Acts 14:20-28

Missions: Sent out by the Holy Spirit – REVIEW

08-06-2017 Church – The Beginnings Missions: Sent out by the Holy Spirit – REVIEW Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas What is the Gospel of Christ?  Have you received it? What is the Great Commission?  Are you partici… Scripture: Acts 13 & 14

Missions: God’s Missional End-Vision

08-13-2017 Church – The Beginnings Missions: God’s Missional End-Vision Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas What is God's End-Vision regarding the Nations, Peoples, Language Groups and Tribes on Earth? When d… Scripture: Acts 1 thru 14

Are Jews and Gentiles Saved the same way?

08-20-2017 Church – The Beginnings Are Jews and Gentiles Saved the same way? Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas Are Jews and Gentiles Saved the same way? Is it Jesus + plus + something else – to be Saved? Do yo… Scripture: Acts 15:1-31

Transitioning from the Mosaic to the New Covenant

08-27-2017 Church – The Beginnings Transitioning from the Mosaic to the New Covenant Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas The Clash of Covenants: Are Gentiles who turn to God, in Christ, supposed to obey the Law of Moses?… Scripture: Acts 15:1-35

Barnabas and Paul’s SPLIT DECISION – Acts 15:36-41

09-03-2017 Church – The Beginnings Barnabas and Paul's SPLIT DECISION – Acts 15:36-41 Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas When Sharp Disagreements Split Ministries. What can we learn from this situation? To Find out more… Scripture: Acts 15:36-41

Paul, Silas, Timothy and their European Mission

09-10-2017 Church – The Beginnings Paul, Silas, Timothy and their European Mission Pastor Pastor Andy Thomas Team-Building, Closed Doors, and the Gospel going to a brand new continent. Why did God close doors… Scripture: Acts 16:1-15