Acts: The Unstoppable Gospel

This Saturday night we discussed Peter’s unlikely, and against all odds escape from prison in Acts 12.  A discussion that made me sweat … and even cross a line of honesty and transparency where I didn’t quite expect to go.

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Each Saturday night at Refuge.Church we study the Word of God together in a free flowing, partcipatory, and organic environment.  While you can learn from our weekly posting, you can only truly experience these gatherings in person.  Join us Saturday night at 5:30pm to worship God, and discover His grace together.

Acts: It’s All About Jesus

This week we had a night of prayer and worship, as we reflected on the themes of Acts (and the early church).  On this Saturday night at Refuge we found Jesus, where he’s always been found … in worship, prayer, baptism, relationships and mission.  The night was all about Jesus.

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Each Saturday night at Refuge.Church we study the Word of God together in a free flowing, partcipatory, and organic environment.  While you can learn from our weekly posting, you can only truly experience these gatherings in person.  Join us Saturday night at 5:30pm to worship God, and discover His grace together.

Acts: For All People

If you are in Christ, you are in Christ. There are no second-class, back of the bus, citizens of Heaven.  We all have equal standing before God, and should treat each other as equals on earth, as it is in Heaven.

This week, we look at the conversion of the first Gentiles into the fold of God, and the continued conversion of Peter’s thinking, as his long held prejudices biases are transformed.

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Each Saturday night at Refuge.Church we study the Word of God together in a free flowing, partcipatory, and organic environment.  While you can learn from our weekly posting, you can only truly experience these gatherings in person.  Join us Saturday night at 5:30pm to worship God, and discover His grace together.

Acts: Ananias and Brother Saul

This week we continue in the conversion story of Saul as another character enters the story; a guy by the name of Ananias.  Saul has been out to destroy the Christians, yet the first word here hears after his encounter with Jesus is … BROTHER.

Enemy number one of the Church when he meets the Christians in Damascus, he isn’t treated like a stranger (which would have been kind enough).   He’s not even just treated like a friend.  For the first time in Saul’s life he’s now a part of a community who understands how deeply they are forgiving.  So much so, that they can turn to someone like Saul, and welcome him with open arms into the family of God.

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Each Saturday night at Refuge.Church we study the Word of God together in a free flowing, partcipatory, and organic environment.  While you can learn from our weekly posting, you can only truly experience these gatherings in person.  Join us Saturday night at 5:30pm to worship God, and discover His grace together.

Acts: The Conversion of Saul

This week, we look at the conversion of Saul, as we see the Gospel break through the most difficult barrier of all; the barrier of the human heart.  The barrier of our own self-righteousness and own moral goodness.

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Each Saturday night at Refuge.Church we study the Word of God together in a free flowing, partcipatory, and organic environment.  While you can learn from our weekly posting, you can only truly experience these gatherings in person.  Join us Saturday night at 5:30pm to worship God, and discover His grace together.

Excuses. Boldness. Urgency.

This week we conclude our study of the Book of Acts and the history of the early church with a reminder of the POWER and MISSION we are entrusted with, as Christ’s WITNESSES to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Every Christian has the POWER of the Holy Spirit living within them, but are we using it to accomplish HIS Mission?

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The First Martyr

It is so easy to fall into the temptation of wanting to be remembered for doing “Big Things” for God.  But how can we do this if we are not faithful in the small things? Tonight we look at Acts Ch 6:8-Ch 8:1 and the story of Stephen. A man who lived to know God, know God’s Word, and Serve His People–a man who was faithful in EVERY moment, until death.

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Unity

Whenever people are together we have a tendency to look at how we are all different, instead of how we are all the same.  If we are not careful, these differences can divide us and separate us from other believers instead of uniting us as the body of Christ.  As the church multiplied in Acts 6 there were rumblings and discontent.  Would the church allow this to divide them, or meet this challenge head on? Tonight we will see how the believers come together and unite to address these issues.

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Ananias and Sapphira

Acts 4:32 – 5:11.  The church was young, it was thriving, numbers are growing, lives are being changed.  Outside forces (religious and civic) weren’t having much luck slowing this movement, so Satan begins to attack from within.  Hypocrisy and praise seeking, it’s a cancer, that grows and spreads from within.  Destructive both in our marriages, families, and in the church … as we’ll see in the story of Ananias and Sapphira.

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