Tuesday, January 02, 2007

ACTS: This is Your Mission

A new message series based on the book of Acts will be starting this weekend at Parkview. The book of Acts documents the early days of the church following the ascension of Christ. The following is a brief description of the book by Robert L. Deffinbaugh.
There is no other book like it. It describes the birth of the church, and the transformation of discouraged and fearful followers of Jesus into fearless preachers of the Gospel. Acts provides us with biographical insight into the lives of those men who wrote the New Testament, and an account of the birth of many of the churches to which New Testament epistles were written. Perhaps most of all, the Book of Acts describes the ministry of the Holy Spirit in and through the Church, convicting men of sin, converting men and women to faith in Christ, and giving courage and clarity to the apostles, who had the awesome task of committing the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ to written form. Here is a book that you can hardly put down, one that has informed and inspired saints down through the ages.
I am hopeful that our time in this book will be very instrumental in helping unite us around the vision of God's mission to reach the world for His glory!

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