Study – Share – Serve

The Lord laid a tremendous responsibility on the apostles in Matthew 28 when He told them, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”  Those eleven ordinary men shared Christ’s teachings everywhere “adding to their number daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47).  The book of Acts shows us that the apostles, although greatly persecuted, were hugely successful in their service to God and they “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).  We as Christians have the same responsibility to share God’s word today.  And if we follow the pattern shown to us in the book of Acts, then God will provide amazing results and the encouragement and the relationships that come from it will be overwhelming.  Here’s the pattern:

StudyWhen Paul and Silas arrived in Berea, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.  These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness and searched the Scriptures daily to determine whether these things were so (Acts 17). Just like any relationship, the only way to truly know someone is to spend time with them.  The only way to know God and build a relationship with Him is to spend time with Him.  Come study with us so that we may all “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

ShareAll the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had (Acts 4:32).  If you grew up in a large family you know this is especially true; a family shares in material blessings, in heartache together, and a family encourages every member.  Come experience the benefits of being part of a large family and as Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “…so we cared for you, because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”

ServeThen they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.  And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized (Acts 16).  Paul and Silas are imprisoned in Philippi, but are miraculously set free and through this circumstance the Philippian jailer and his family are saved.  Paul’s relationship with the jailer and his family is immediately founded on service to one another. There are 59 New Testament scriptures that instruct Christians on how to serve “one another”.  Come be a part of us and let us be of service to you.