from the Visual Bible
Part One – Sunday 30th March
Part Two – Sunday 13th April
Where: St John the Evangelist Hall
Part One - Journey with the physician Luke as he tells the enthralling story of danger, struggle and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian church. Share the times of mystery and wonder that follow the resurrection of Jesus. Experience the transforming power of Pentecost that turned cowards into statesmen. Catch fire, as the passionate eloquence of Peter and John sends the flame of faith racing through Jerusalem. Touch the wellspring of faith that gives them courage to withstand the rage of the Sanhedrin. The martyrdom of Stephen marks the beginning of a great persecution. Flee with the disciples as the infant church scatters from Jerusalem ... to embrace the world! The seeds of the new church are scattered throughout the land. Watch as the stern might of Rome is transformed into joy. Centurion Cornelius and the ostracized "gentiles" also receive the Holy Spirit. Then, travel the road to Damascus with the Pharisee Saul. Witness Saul's shattering encounter that transforms the young faith's greatest enemy into its boldest voice. Paul discovers his destiny as "a light for the Gentiles." Then travel to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. The powerful impact of their message fuels the jealousy of enemies who drive them from the city, leaving them for dead.