Church on a Mission: Power of the Pure Gospel
The power behind a church on fire for God has alwasy been the gospel. Nothing else changes people for eternity. Nothing else has the dynamics to charge up one generation after another.
In Acts 6-10, the gospel was spreading outside Jerusalem’s border and the young church “were increasing in number…and the word of God continued to increase.” That doesn’t just mean more people filled the seats of the synagogue. It also means more of God’s Word filled more deeply more of God’s people.
But times of blessing can also be times of challenge. As we study these exciting chapters filled with new births, we’ll learn how God works in the crucible of opposition, actively growing and strengthening His church.
As our study of Acts continues, we’ll discover from Bible teacher James MacDonald how God strongly supports those who stand for the gospel-then and now.
Why do we need to keep growing? Isn’t the church big enough? While some people might think so, the truth is there’s no health on the other side of stopping. The church would begin to stink and stagnate if all we ever thought about was ourselves. The thing that keeps us getting along, forbearing with one another in love, and working hard together is that we’ve got a job to do. We’re on a mission: We’ve got to get out the gospel.