Ian continues our series through the book of Acts. Today we consider Paul’s adventures at sea which saw him shipwrecked on Malta. Ian asks us if our anchor will hold?
As we reach the end of the first half of the book of Acts, we find a collection of short episodes: the start of the church in Antioch, and Barnabas and then Paul going to work with them; a prophecy about the famine which was going to be affecting the Roman world and how the [ more… ]
Peter’s vision of a sheet filled with animals being lowered down from heaven might stick in our minds, simply because it’s a slightly strange story… but is it anything more than that? Surprisingly, for most of us it might turn out to be one of the most important passages in the Bible. Acts 9:32 – [ more… ]
God’s choices are often remarkably unlikely – rarely more so than the person he chose to be one of the most influential people in the history of the church, as we see in Acts 9.
Four years on from Pentecost, and things for the early Church in Jerusalem are going brilliantly – except for the bits that aren’t. Then disaster strikes – which God turns around into great news.
Take a minute to read Acts 6:8 to 8:3 before watching this. We think of this as the story of Stephen, famously the first Christian martyr. But there are actually a surprising number of different stories intertwined here – and Stephen’s is not the central one.
As we reach part 6 of our series Breakout studying the book of Acts, we’re thinking about injustice in the early church, and the obvious link to injustice in the world today.
Acts chapter 5 does not make for happy reading – after a thrilling start for the Church in Jerusalem, they hit their first internal problem.
Being a beggar in first century Jerusalem was not good news. Even less so if you were unable to walk. But thanks to the Holy Spirit, Peter and John were about to change all that, for one man at least. We’ve reached Acts 3 in our series “Breakout”.
Acts 2, the story of Pentecost – but what’s that actually about? Is it about the Church? Is it about the Holy Spirit? Those things come into it – but the real star of the show is Jesus, and the theme is the Gospel.