Rev. Augustin is inviting everyone to join him for a new study series on the Book of Acts, which will be held during the usual midweek Bible Study time on Wednesdays, 8:30pm onward. The study is held at The Father’s House and will commence 23 Sep 2015.
This in depth study into the Book of Acts follows up from the challenging series of lessons based on the same book, which Rev. Philip Lok delivered during the recent BLC Church Camp 2015. We will be delving deeper into the notion of a transformed, and transforming, community as it is played out in this marvelous book of the early church. Come and don’t just witness but be caught up in the transforming work of the Holy Spirit as we read about His acts among the apostles and the early church.
The Acts of the Apostles, often referred to simply as Acts, is the fifth book of the New Testament; it tells of the founding of the Christian church and the spread of its message to the Roman empire.
Acts and the Gospel of Luke make up a two-part work, Luke-Acts, by the same anonymous author, usually dated to around 80-90 AD. The first part, the Gospel of Luke, tells how God fulfilled his plan for the world’s salvation through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Messiah. Acts continues the story of Christianity in the 1st century, beginning with Jesus’ Ascension to Heaven. The early chapters, set in Jerusalem, describe the Day of Pentecost (the coming of the Holy Spirit) and the growth of the church in Jerusalem. Initially the Jews are receptive to the Christian message, but soon they turn against the followers of Jesus. Rejected by the Jews, under the guidance of the Apostle Peter the message is taken to the Gentiles. The later chapters tell of Paul’s conversion, his mission in Asia Minor and the Aegean, and finally his imprisonment in Rome, where, as the book ends, he awaits trial.