John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Acts of the Apostles

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ACTS

from the Visual Bible

 

Part One – Sunday 30th March

Part Two – Sunday 13th April

 

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Where: St John the Evangelist Hall

Meeting Room

 

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.

Part Two - We plunge into the tempestuous years of conflict, danger and turmoil, as the young Christian church opens its arms to the "Gentile" world. Journey with Paul, Barnabas, Silas  and Timothy as they teach and baptize, establish churches and plant the seeds of faith throughout Asia Minor, Greece and Macedonia. Share each success and setback. The full force and consequences of Paul's powerful commitment are now unleashed.  Listen to the passionate eloquence that stirs the ancient world ... shatters old beliefs ... transcends differences of race and culture ... and opens new vistas of possibility in man's relationship with God. We return with Paul to Jerusalem. He ignores repeated warnings of personal danger to follow the call of the Holy Spirit. Witness the pivotal events that will carry the flame of faith from dusty Judea to the heart of the Roman empire. The passionate beliefs and eloquent words of this charismatic Roman Jew shakes the worldly cynicism of kings and politicians. Then living amid the splendor of imperial Rome, Paul continues to teach and baptize. He strives for harmony between Jewish tradition and Christian belief. Paul's travels and writings plant the seeds of change that revolutionize the civilized world.

 

 

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