From the beginning, there were many forces that opposed Christianity. And things haven't changed much since. We take a look at the villains of the Acts story, and how the response of ancient believers can encourage us today.
Worship is so much more than music, lights, and the performance. It something that comes out of a lifestyle of dedication and love for God. This week we take a look at worship in the early church and the modern day dilemma of what worship truly is.
As modern people, we tend to read the stories of Christianity extending beyond its Jewish roots with little effect. We lose the sense of how earth-shattering a shift it was for God's people. Yet the cross-cultural borderless message of Christianity still challenges our relationships, our labels, and our thinking. It's a timeless message of God's lordship and love for the whole world.
Just as the actress joins a cast and immerses herself into the role, so also the Christian leaves behind the world to join God's family. It's called conversion, and we look at its power in the book of Acts.