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Join us this Sunday, September 15, for the next sermon
in our new series, Acts: Gospel Unhindered.

On the cusp of another football season, NFL teams are gearing up to stop the New England Patriots and their 42-year-old quarterback, Tom Brady from making yet another run toward a world championship. Yet, to listen to media pundits predict the season’s results before the first snap, one might think no matter what their opponents do, that team from the Northeast will be unhindered, once again lifting a trophy in February.

In 2019, it may seem that the Gospel faces insurmountable opponents, looking to finally stop it in its tracks: apathy, decreased church attendance, decreased trust in the Bible’s authority, and widespread persecution of the church across the globe are just a few examples. This is why we need the Book of Acts today. Join us, starting, September 8, as we the explore the explosive growth of the early church and the spread of the Gospel in the face of severe opposition. The same Holy Spirit at work in and through His church in Acts is at work today, ensuring us of a Gospel Unhindered.

We are meeting in our temporary location at Lynn Road Elementary School on Sundays, while the church building undergoes renovations.

To help you prepare, the scripture for this Sunday will be:
 

Acts 1:12-26 (ESV)

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) “For it is written in the Book of Psalms,

“‘May his camp become desolate,
and let there be no one to dwell in it’;

and

“‘Let another take his office.’

So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016).
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