Missions and Acts - the Message

Kaitiaki's picture

Basically this is just a "what do we learn about the Church from Acts?" thread. As we watch Paul and Barnabas and then Paul and Silas building the Church in Acts, what can we learn about their concept of the Church as a whole? Robert suggested my original plan was too cumbersome so asked me to create new threads.

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As we study Acts is seems there is a clear difference between the way many Churches today preach the Gospel and the way it was done in Acts. Is this a reality we might ask or is it only an impression? Then too there is a difference in the content of Paul's sermon in Acts 17 when compared with Peter's in Acts 2. We look at the message preached in Acts and its implications for preaching today.

Does the preaching of Acts Chapter 2 (Peter's sermon at Pentecost) provide us with an example of the approach we should be taking with those who have a Judeo/Christian heritage (ie those who know and accept the Bible framework but who don't accept Jesus as the Messiah)? On this view, Acts 17 (Paul on Mars Hill) would provide us with an example of the approach to non-Christians who do not accept the Bible world-life view (and that includes the majority of today's society - those who accept the evolutionary view). What part, if any, do you think the Creation - Evolution debate has to play in Home missions work?

wilks's picture

The Book of Acts

I have read a few of the comments here and although i am not a theology i have really learn a lot. I love to read and study the bible. Although it does not seem like it. I have a couple of groups here and i don't respond as i should. I do promise to do better. Acts was written by Luke to give an account of the birth of the church, how it came to be and how it growth. The church also come up with a lot of opposition. There seem to be people that do not agree or do not what this kind of thing around them. But that does not stop the church from growing.Peter, John, Paul and Barnabas are just a few of the people who are involved in getting it all together. Once God has started something man can not stop it no matter how they try. Although the church's of today are nothing like the ones of yesteryear we still much give our all to our own and do what we can to make it a better one.