A New Direction

Chosen, Called, Empowered

As followers of Jesus Christ, we have a two-thousand year tradition that stands as the bedrock of our faith. Oh, we know that the history of Christianity is full of terrible episodes—times when the church acted contrary to the heart of Jesus Christ. But even in the most corrupt days of the church, there have always been a faithful few—those who stood firmly in the love of Christ.

We can learn so much from those who have gone before us. In fact, the New Testament book of Acts gives us insight as to the manner in which the earliest Christians attempted to live their faith. The book is called “The Acts of the Apostles,” but what it chronicles are the acts of the Holy Spirit through those first believers.

We’re going to spend some time this summer in Acts. We want to take what they learned in the decades following Jesus’ time on earth and see how it applies to our time and place. 
 

The Promise

From Death to Life

In letters contained in the New Testament, both Paul and John describe Christ-followers as those who have passed “from death to life” (Romans 6:13, 1 John 3:14). What did that mean for them and what does that mean for us?

In this Easter Season we want to gain insight by looking at the things that Jesus did and said after his resurrection. As he opened this new understanding to his disciples, let’s allow him to open our minds and hearts as well. Living in the new reality of the resurrection is a beautiful mystery that can unfold to us every day of our lives.

But Wait...

From Death to Life

In letters contained in the New Testament, both Paul and John describe Christ-followers as those who have passed “from death to life” (Romans 6:13, 1 John 3:14). What did that mean for them and what does that mean for us?

In this Easter Season we want to gain insight by looking at the things that Jesus did and said after his resurrection. As he opened this new understanding to his disciples, let’s allow him to open our minds and hearts as well. Living in the new reality of the resurrection is a beautiful mystery that can unfold to us every day of our lives.