“Scattered to Gather” | Preparing for Sunday, January 8th

“Scattered to Gather” | Preparing for Sunday, January 8th

“The chief agents in the expansion of Christianity appear not to have been those who made it a profession . . . but men and women who carried on their livelihood in some purely secular manner and spoke of their faith to those they met in this natural fashion.”

– Kenneth Latourette, A History of the Expansion of Christianity

This Sunday, we pick back up in Acts 8, in our series “From Joy, For Joy: Gospel Mission.” The title of this week’s sermon is “Scattered to Gather.”

First Scripture Reading:  Acts 8:1-25

Second Scripture Reading: John 4:7-15



“I’ve always said that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize . . . How much do you have to hate somebody to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that? I mean, if I believed, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that a truck was coming at you, and you didn’t believe that truck was bearing down on you, there is a certain point where I tackle you. And this is more important than that.”

– Penn Jillette, an atheist, of the magician duo, Penn and Teller