“Gospel Love and Power” | Preparing for Sunday, November 6

“Gospel Love and Power” | Preparing for Sunday, November 6

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.

– Acts 4:32

We continue this Sunday with our sermon series, “FROM JOY, FOR JOY / GOSPEL MISSION,” a ten-month study in the book of Acts. We invite you to prepare for this upcoming Sunday’s service by using this excerpt of our November 6th bulletin below. We encourage you to use the topic, passage, liturgy, and songs for prayer and reflection.

Preaching Passage for this Sunday: Acts 4:32-5:16

Supplementary Old Testament Reading:  John 17:20-26

Song to practice: “By Our Love”


Christianity revitalized life in Greco-Roman cities by providing new norms and new kinds of social relationships able to cope with many urgent problems…. For what they brought was not simply an urban movement, but a new culture capable of making life in Greco-Roman cities more tolerable.

– Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity