Posts Tagged ‘Acts of the Apostles’

In a place where having a church building is not allowed by the governing authorities, the church goes “underground.” When this happens, “the church” is associated with a group of believers rather than with a specific place one goes to on the weekend. The Apostles were traveling preachers who started “groups of believers” out of people who were not. Many times they stayed in one place for a long time to make sure the “body of believers” would thrive and multiply (i.e. start more “body of believers” groups).

For more insight see 5 Reasons Established Churches Should Plant Churches.

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IMG_4224The church in the first century (like today’s church) faced many kinds of circumstances.  In the book of Acts, we see the believers started out with wonderful times of friendship and harmony (Acts 2:42-47) but these times were followed by times of trouble (Acts 5).  Fortunately, the troubles did not define them and then entered a period of great adventures.

The Early Church (.mp3)

Listen to the entire sermon to hear how God moved his church through

  • Times of obvious blessings
  • Times of hidden blessings, and
  • Times of unexpected blessings