Ministry

{MINISTRY IN THE ASSEMBLY}

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{MISSION}
  1. One Spirit, One People - {PDF Copy} - (By his death, Jesus formed one covenant community - One New Man - based on faith in him, not ethnicity or nationality – Ephesians 2:11-22)
  2. Spirit and Mission - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus now dispenses the gift of the Spirit to his people, and it empowers them to carry out gospel proclamation to all nations)
  3. Between Law and Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Between the ascension and the outpouring of the Spirit, the apostles pray and appoint Matthias to complete their number)
  4. Signs on the Earth - (The prophecy in the book of Joel sets the tone for Acts, including the signs and wonders that accompany the gospel) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Spirit Empowered Boldness - (In response to threats from the high priests, the young church was filled with great boldness of speech by the Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Stephen Bears Witness - (Under the guidance of the Spirit, and in fulfillment of Scripture, Stephen gives eloquent testimony to the leaders of Israel) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Mission - (The mission of the church between now and Christ’s return is to announce the Good News of his Kingdom to all nations – Matthew 24:14) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Worship in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (To a woman in Samaria, Jesus revealed that the presence of God no longer is limited to geographic locations or man-made structures)
  9. Message and Mission - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is summoning his disciples to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the Earth – Romans 3:22-30)
  10. Ekkl├ęsia - The Assembly of God - {PDF Copy} - (The New Testament usage of the term “assembly” is based on the image of Israel assembled before Yahweh for worship)
  11. Spiritual Power - {PDF Copy} - (The power and wisdom of God are revealed in the proclamation of a Messiah who was crucified on Calvary)
  12. A Female Apostle? - {PDF Copy} - (It is unclear whether Paul’s reference to a Junias who was of note among the apostles was a man or a woman)
  13. Where God Dwells - {PDF Copy} - (The New Testament applies Temple language from the Hebrew Bible to the Church, the Body of Christ, the greater and true Sanctuary of God)

{WATER BAPTISM}
  1. The Voice in the Wilderness - {PDF Copy} - (John the Baptist prepared the way for the Messiah, the herald of the Good News of the Kingdom of God – Mark 1:4-8)
  2. In His Name - {PDF Copy} - (In Acts, converts to the new faith were baptized in water, and in the name of Jesus Christ no long after conversion)
  3. To You is the Promise - (The gift of the Spirit is for all men and women who repent and are baptized in Jesus' name, all in fulfillment of the promise of the Father) - {PDF Copy}

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