Acting Out: A New Sermon Series in the Book of Acts

4 September 2023

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found difficult and left untried.” Though G.K. Chesterton said that generally and somewhat hyperbolically, it strikes a resonant chord of reality. In times of untapped potential and spiritual dormancy, we can become disillusioned. We ask, “Is this all there is? Kumbaya on Sunday and stumbling disappointment through the week?” The perennial temptation for followers of Jesus is to lower expectations and live fragmented lives. The Book of Acts shows us that Christianity is nothing less than revolutionary. It turns the world upside down (Acts 17:6). It turns our lives upside down, broadening our horizons and integrating our lives. That’s because Jesus didn’t stay dead and the Holy Spirit is real. The result? God’s kingdom empowered and advancing through His people who declare and display the good news of Jesus. This revolution has continued through the centuries, and we get to be a part of it now.

Join us as we begin our new sermon series, not just hearing about how the first Christians acted, but gaining a fresh vision for how we can act out of the power and presence of Jesus today. 

First batch of sermons this fall: 

September 10 – Acts 1:1-11 – Wait! Jesus, Come Back! 

September 17 – Acts 1:12-26 – Don’t Call It a Setback

September 24 – Acts 2:1-41 – Burning Up the House 

October 1 – Acts 2:42-47 – One Holy Catholic, Apostolic, Pentecostal, Baptist, Methodist Feast 

October 8 – Acts 3:1-26 – What’s Your Name? Who’s Your Daddy? Is He Rich Like Me? 

October 15 – Acts 4:1-31 – We Don’t Need No Education!

October 29 – Acts 4:32-5:11 – Happy Days of Our Lives  

November 5 – Acts 5:12-42 – In & Out of Jail…Without Fail

November 12 – Acts 6:1-7 – Deacons Unite!



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