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Acts and Mission 100

posted by Scot McKnight

If I had to summarize Paul’s gospel, I’d use Luke’s last scene in Acts, and I would suggest this text summarizes the missional theology of Paul in the Book of Acts: 28:30 Paul lived there two whole years in his own […]

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Acts and Mission 99

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul gets to explain his gospel to the Jewish community in Rome, and here’s what he said: 28:23 They set a day to meet with him, and they came to him where he was staying in even greater numbers. From morning […]

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Acts and Mission 98

posted by Scot McKnight

We are in the final days of Luke’s missionary sketch of Paul, and we are in the final week of this series on Acts and Mission. Paul is in prison, and if the traditional site of his imprisonment, just off […]

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Acts and Mission 97

posted by Scot McKnight

Well, folks, we’re coming round the bend to the final week of posts on Acts and Mission. (Our next series will be to go through the Psalms, and I will be using J. Goldingay: Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker […]

Acts and Mission 96

posted by Scot McKnight

We’re skipping quickly through the journey narratives of Acts because our focus is on Paul’s missional work and missional theology, and traveling [Fair Havens to the right] … well it’s part of it because missional people travel. Paul gets an […]

Acts and Mission 95

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul’s passion is for everyone to see the light of the gospel in the face of Jesus Christ, and that means even Festus is in his circle of compassionate gospel preaching. Festus thinks Paul’s lost his mind with his belief […]

Acts and Mission 94

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul gets to tell his story, and he tells his story in a way that shows he’s a faithful Jew, that what he believes is Jewish, that resurrection is central to Jewish hope, and that the Jewish God has called […]

Acts and Mission 93

posted by Scot McKnight

It’s a great story. The apostle Paul harrassed into persecution in the Temple by those who thought he was a trouble-making unobservant Jew divulges that he’s a Roman, and everything changes. Through a series of hearings Paul ends up in […]

Acts and Mission 92

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul is in prison on the Mediterranean coast in Caesarea (aqueduct to the right), and at first things move quickly — five days after his arrival there is a hearing, but a decision isn’t made and Paul ends up in […]

Acts and Mission 91

posted by Scot McKnight

Behind the scenes two things are at work: the enemies of Paul, who think he’s dangerous to Torah observance and therefore to the sanctity of Israel and the Temple, and the friends of Paul, including family members in Jerusalem. His […]

Acts and Mission 90

posted by Scot McKnight

Now is the time for Paul to reveal even more, so he is brought before the Sanhedrin, before him Paul asserts his integrity and innocence, only to realize he then said something contrary to the Torah: 22:30 The next day, because […]

Acts and Mission 89

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul’s in trouble in the heart of the heart of God’s place: in the Temple in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem believers (in Jesus) question, or at least wonder about, Paul’s Torah observance and his commitment to the sanctity of the Temple. […]

Acts and Mission 88

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional work, at times, involves overt opposition that leads to persecution. As the Spirit-prompted believers had warned Paul of such, so now it happens, and here’s the report in Acts 21. The open areas in the middle of the Temple […]

Acts and Mission 87

posted by Scot McKnight

Now on to Jerusalem (replica to your left of the old ancient core), which begins a long but final set of episodes in Acts: Paul gets there, suspicion is aroused, he’s taken into custody, and eventually ends up in prison […]

Acts and Mission 86

posted by Scot McKnight

There’s really no other way to say this than to say that missional work, especially if it is a church-planting missional ministry like Paul’s, involves travel. Part of Paul’s travel was a sense of homeboundedness toward Jerusalem and a sense […]

Acts and Mission 85

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul’s missional pastoral theology is on display in Acts 20 and, after reading this text, I’ll propose a few ideas about missional. 20:25 “And now I know that none of you among whom I went around proclaiming the kingdom will see […]

Acts and Mission 84

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul’s missional pastoral theology is on display in Acts 20, and we continue from yesterday in looking at this theology. What do you see? 20:25 “And now I know that none of you among whom I went around proclaiming the kingdom […]

Acts and Mission 83

posted by Scot McKnight

It is too easy to assign pastoral theology to the Pastoral letters of Paul; I believe 2 Corinthians contains some of the best pastoral theology of Paul, and the passage in Acts 20 of Paul’s last meeting with the followers […]

Acts and Mission 82

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul left Ephesus and went to Macedonia, spent 3 months there, and then began a trip back to Jerusalem, but the focus of Luke’s narrative is on Troas (picture of some temple ruins there). Here’s the basic report from Acts […]

Acts and Mission 81

posted by Scot McKnight

What do we learn about “mission” in the Book of Acts? We are concerned today with Acts 19’s famous report of the disturbance over the financial and religious impact if more and more folks decide to follow the gospel preached […]

Acts and Mission 80

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul’s commitment to Jerusalem and the Torah never wavers, as Luke will make clear next. Paul wants to cross the waters and visit Macedonia and Greece and then go back to Jerusalem and then after that get the gospel to […]

Acts and Mission 79

posted by Scot McKnight

The sort of miracles done by Paul in Ephesus drew much attention, in fact, too much attention. You can read the report below… 19:11 God was performing extraordinary miracles by Paul’s hands, 19:12 so that when even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched […]

Acts and Mission 78

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul became a virtual local pastor in Ephesus. Notice these words: 19:8 So Paul entered the synagogue and spoke out fearlessly for three months, addressing and convincing them about the kingdom of God. 19:9 But when some were stubborn and refused to believe, […]

Acts and Mission 77

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional work in Ephesus (ruins to the right) involves plenty of unplanned-for work, namely ushering some disciples of John the Baptist into the fullness of the Pentecost era. 19:1 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul went through the inland regions and […]

Acts and Mission 76

posted by Scot McKnight

Luke’s narrative was compressed in the previous paragraph because he wants to get Paul to Ephesus. So, Luke takes us now to Ephesus and he begins with Apollos: 18:24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, arrived in Ephesus. […]

Acts and Mission 75

posted by Scot McKnight

Luke in some ways leaves it to his readers to imagine what Paul was doing when he sets out a string of activities and travels in Acts 18: 18:18 Paul, after staying many more days in Corinth, said farewell to the […]

Acts and Mission 74

posted by Scot McKnight

Luke describes yet another event in Paul’s missional work in Corinth — correct that, God’s missional work through Paul. That God is doing something in Corinth was made abundantly clear in the previous passage because Paul is told to stay […]

Acts and Mission 73

posted by Scot McKnight

Even if the results of Paul’s preaching on the Areopagus were negligible (Acts 17:32-34, but who is to pronounce on results?), Paul moves on to Corinth. Here are the words of Acts 18: 18:1 After this Paul departed from Athens and […]

Acts and Mission 72

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul’s speech on the Areopagus is one for the ages, and I think we gain a glimpse into Paul’s strategy with Gentiles pagans when he “gospels” them. Yesterday I posted the full text and today I want to make a […]

Acts and Mission 71

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul’s speech on the Areopagus is one for the ages, though it has generated a number of issues, not the least of which is that some think Paul was out of line in that he has reduced the gospel too […]

Acts and Mission 70

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul got to Athens before Silas and Timothy, and while there contemplating the spiritual condition of Athens, Paul becomes vexed about idolatry, and here is a potent missional issue: discernment of spiritual condition. Notice what is said of Paul in […]

Acts and Mission 69

posted by Scot McKnight

We resume our series now on the Book of Acts and the theme of Mission. One church whose singular description has become a stereotype is that of Berea. There is a memorial today in modern Verria to Paul’s preaching in […]

Acts and Mission 68

posted by Scot McKnight

From Philippi, Paul and Silas head to Thessalonica (agora to the left) where the same story unfolds. Sabbath, three weeks in a row. Explaining from Scripture the Story of Jesus: “explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and […]

Acts and Mission 67

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional work leads at times to prison work, but not by choice. Instead of Paul feeling sorry for himself or fearing for his life, Paul and Silas praise God. I don’t think this is about the power of positive thinking […]

Acts and Mission 66

posted by Scot McKnight

Lydia responds to the gospel and offers hospitality. In strong contrast, the next woman — a demonized woman — ironically declares Paul has the gospel of salvation but her annoying declarations lead to an exorcism that shuts down her ability […]

Acts and Mission 65

posted by Scot McKnight

We come in the Book of Acts to Paul’s sailing across the Aegean to Greece, where he sets up missional shop in Philippi, and we found a picture from a 6th Century church there. Anyway, because they knew that synagogues […]

Acts and Mission 64

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul now gets a vision to enter into Greece for missional work, and this means he enters into what we today call Europe. While it is popular to make a big deal of this, it was all the Roman Empire […]

Acts and Mission 63

posted by Scot McKnight

What a fascinating set of issues arise in Derbe and Lystra. Jerusalem looms large on the horizon of church building in the Diaspora. 16:1 He also came to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple named Timothy was there, the son […]

Acts and Mission 62

posted by Scot McKnight

Jerusalem remained at that time the center of God’s people and that meant also the central city for the Church, the people of Messiah Jesus. This is the context for the next passage, a passage for which we need to give […]

Acts and Mission 61

posted by Scot McKnight

Let’s back up again to see what is going on if we look at the Book of Acts in its presentation of God’s mission. The more strict Pharisaic believers contend that Gentile converts have to “go all the way” to […]

Acts and Mission 60

posted by Scot McKnight

Here goes the fundamental decision by the Apostolic council in Jerusalem. They debate whether or not Gentiles have to be follow the Torah to be saved — reduced to circumcision. Peter, Paul, Barnabas tells stories; James knows their stories but […]

Acts and Mission 59

posted by Scot McKnight

Acts 15 is in Jerusalem, the center of the church at that time. From Peter we move to Paul and Barnabas who also tell the same story that Peter had: God is saving Gentiles by faith, not by following the […]

Acts and Mission 58

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul is at odds with Pharisaic believers over Gentiles: how are they saved? Do they need to embrace the whole Torah and get circumcised? 15:6 Both the apostles and the elders met together to deliberate about this matter. 15:7 After there had been […]

Acts and Mission 57

posted by Scot McKnight

Acts 15 is a watershed in earliest Christianty — even if it interrupts the flow of the gospel and mission of God in the Book of Acts, and how you read this chapter affects everything about how you read the […]

Acts and Mission 56

posted by Scot McKnight

I’d like to sketch a couple of more general points about the first missionary trip of Paul and Barnabas, and hope this can be put into the larger missional theology that the Book of Acts inhabits. I’m concerned about Acts […]

Acts and Mission 55

posted by Scot McKnight

The missional work of God goes on and continues to expand, but Paul and Barnabas retrace their steps to visit the previous spots of mission in order to deepen and anchor those missional outposts of the gospel. 14:21 After they had […]

Acts and Mission 54

posted by Scot McKnight

The cycle continues but this time with a new twist in Lystra — Paul’s miracles evoke an attempt to worship him and Barnabas, a stock response in the ancient world (see Beverly Gaventa’s The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New […]

Acts and Mission 53

posted by Scot McKnight

The Book of Acts, once it turns to Paul, turns almost exclusively to Paul — Peter mostly drops from the narrative (except in chp 15) and we now read about Paul’s missionary travels, and we need to remind ourselves that […]

Acts and Mission 52

posted by Scot McKnight

The listeners — both Jews and god-fearing Gentiles — wanted more out of Paul after his initial gospeling in Pisidian Antioch.  13:42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people were urging them to speak about these things on the […]

Acts and Mission 51

posted by Scot McKnight

Once again, the mission of the church, the mission of Paul and the mission of Christians today is the mission of God — the Book of Acts records for us the works/acts of God in this world through the earliest […]

Acts and Mission 50

posted by Scot McKnight

The Spirit spoke through the leaders at the church in Antioch and directed them to set apart Saul and Barnabas for the work to which God had called them. Acts 13:4-12 clarifies what that work is: 13:4 So Barnabas and Saul, […]

Acts and Mission 49

posted by Scot McKnight

The Book of Acts, in Acts 13, turns once again toward Paul and from here out it is mostly about Paul and Paul’s missional work. The opening verses of Acts 13 are fitting beginning for the week because it is […]

Acts and Mission 48

posted by Scot McKnight

Luke ties off the end of chp 12 with subtle words, but words that indicate that God is in charge and God’s mission will move forward — even if it means death of God’s special servants, like James, and corrupt […]

Acts and Mission 47

posted by Scot McKnight

What holds Acts 12 together is as much Herod as it is the mission of God — in fact, the chp is about God’s mission in spite of Herod Agrippa I. Herod’s a creep, a brutal despot who puts people […]

Acts and Mission 46

posted by Scot McKnight

The story in Acts moves from the martyrdom of James, brother of John (sons of Zebedee), back to Peter, whose own agency in the mission of God shapes the first half of the Book of Acts. Peter, along with James, […]

Acts and Mission 45

posted by Scot McKnight

The mission of God in this world — that is the message of the Book of Acts. It tells us the story of how God as at work — in Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension, along with the Pentecost Spirit […]

Acts and Mission 44

posted by Scot McKnight

The gospel is moving in all directions: the folks in Jerusalem are embracing it; Jews in other cities embrace it; Gentiles begin embracing it; and the whole movement looks like the work of God to save through Messiah Jesus, the […]

Acts and Mission 43

posted by Scot McKnight

The center of the messianic movement was Jerusalem, and this is clearly seen in our text from Acts 11: 11:22 A report about them came to the attention of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 11:23 When he came […]

Acts and Mission 42

posted by Scot McKnight

It is not often recognized that Peter formed the vanguard of gospeling the Gentiles. But in his wake came Barnabas and Saul (aka, Paul): 11:19 Now those who had been scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen went […]

Acts and Mission 41

posted by Scot McKnight

Peter was called to explain himself, his behaviors, and what had happened when the Jerusalem church heard that Gentiles were doing these most Jewish of things — believing in Jesus as Messiah, mixing with the messianic movement, accepting the word […]

Acts and Mission 40

posted by Scot McKnight

Peter’s gospel, inspired as it was by God’s revelation that all humans are on the same plane, results in a Spirit-inspired response: 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the message. 10:45 The […]

Acts and Mission 39

posted by Scot McKnight

Peter’s message reshaped the Church to expand it to its universal proportions: Acts 10:37 …. you know what happened throughout Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 10:38 with respect to Jesus from Nazareth, that God anointed him with […]

Acts and Mission 38

posted by Scot McKnight

The following words of Peter are boundary-breaking theology, and as we have said a number of times, we are using Beverly Gaventa’s fine commentary on Acts for our conversation partner (The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries) ). […]

Acts and Mission 37

posted by Scot McKnight

In Peter the church finds one who paved the path toward the Gentile mission. Paul gets all the credit, but Peter paved the way, and the speech is Acts 10 is breathtaking. On the next day he got up and […]

Acts and Mission 36

posted by Scot McKnight

One of the most notable features of “missional” work is the awkward, surprising works of providence — how God brings events and people into a moment where the work of God occurs. (Again, see: The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon […]

Acts and Mission 35

posted by Scot McKnight

The narrative of Acts shifts back to Peter, and Peter’s story is about his healings which set up his mission to Gentiles — showing that Peter and Paul were on the same page: the gospel is for all. 9:32 Now as […]

Acts and Mission 34

posted by Scot McKnight

Our examination of the missional theme of Acts continues — Paul’s life is dramatically changed. He shifts from persecution to mission, and the result is that he now experiences what the disciples had been experiencing at his hand. (If you […]

Acts and Mission 33

posted by Scot McKnight

The paradigmatic conversion story in the Book of Acts is the story of Paul, but that story contains a missional element many ignore. Paul’s “conversion” is not emphasized as one from sinner to saved but one from persecutor to missional […]

Friday is for Friends: T

posted by Scot McKnight

Several Fridays ago, Scot allowed me to post here about several reasons that working supernaturally with and through the Spirit (healings, prophetic insights, etc.) can be a match made in heaven–and on earth–for those interested in joining God’s mission.  We also discussed how […]

Acts and Mission 32

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul loomed over chapter 8 in Acts; he now lights up the pages with a conversion story. It’s appropriate to have this text today, because tonight I will give a lecture at a North Park seminary conference on the conversion […]

Acts and Mission 31

posted by Scot McKnight

With Paul looming on the horizon, Philip moves further on and evangelizes another person outside the flock of God: an Ethiopian eunuch. No doubt, a Gentile and probably not a proselyte. No doubt, from the ends of the earth. No […]

Acts and Mission 30

posted by Scot McKnight

Saul’s persecutions led to the scattering of the gospel agents who were caught up in the mission of God through Jesus Christ. One of those who were scattered was Philip (->). As is clear in Beverly Gaventa (The Acts of […]

Acts and Mission 29

posted by Scot McKnight

Enter Saul, soon to become the apostle Paul. This is where we pick up the thread of our series on the Book of Acts as we enter into chp 8: 8:1 And Saul agreed completely with killing him. Now on that day […]

Acts and Mission 28

posted by Scot McKnight

Stephen’s speech is not an evangelistic sermon, and I’m willing to say it contains the gospel but is not gospeling itself, and the reason I say that is that the ending is not a call to repent and believe and […]

Acts and Mission 27

posted by Scot McKnight

The speech of Stephen is quite the speech in Acts. It illustrates both how the gospel was conceived as the climax of Israel’s Story and how the early Church read the Bible from beginning to end. But first we’ve got […]

Acts and Mission 26

posted by Scot McKnight

The mission of God focuses on Jesus Christ, God’s Son and now Lord over death as a result of the resurrection and ascension. Attempts to snuff out this fledgling movement fail, and this has been seen both in attempts to […]

Acts and Mission 25

posted by Scot McKnight

The question to ask when we read the Book of Acts is not so much “What do we learn about mission?” but “What is God doing in God’s mission?” The second question’s answer leads to an answer for the first […]

Acts and Mission 24

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional communities are apostolically-shaped communities where the wonders of God are seen but where the wonders of God sometimes provoke persecution of the people of God. But persecution provokes courage on the part of the missional community. Read Acts 5:27-32: […]

Acts and Mission 23

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional communities are apostolically-shaped communities where the wonders of God are seen but where the wonders of God sometimes provoke persecution of the people of God. Here is Acts 5:17-26: Then the high priest and all his associates, who were […]

Acts and Mission 22

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional communities are apostolically-shaped communities where the wonders of God are seen. As is made clear time and again in Beverly Gaventa’s The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries), the Book of Acts describes the mission of God in […]

Acts and Mission 21

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional communities are not perfect, idealized, romanticized communities. They are apostolically-shaped but still sin-influenced. They are called to join Peter on their knees.  As is made clear time and again in Beverly Gaventa’s The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament […]

Acts and Mission 20

posted by Scot McKnight

Acts 4 is a witness to the missional beliefs of Peter and the earliest Christians, and to helps us in this reading, we are reading The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). The missional work of God establishes […]

Acts and Mission 19

posted by Scot McKnight

Acts 4 is a witness to the missional beliefs of Peter and the earliest Christians, and to helps u in this reading, we are reading The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). Peter (and John) heal a man; […]

Acts and Mission 18

posted by Scot McKnight

Acts 4 is a witness to the missional beliefs of Peter and the earliest Christians, and to helps u in this reading, we are reading The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). After Peter witnesses to the resurrection-shaped […]

Acts and Mission 17

posted by Scot McKnight

We turn now to Acts 4 in our quest to read the Book of Acts together as we probe the missional theology of this early Christian witness to what God was doing — through the apostles — and through the […]

Acts and Mission 16

posted by Scot McKnight

The Book of Acts records the missional work of God in various cities in the Roman Empire. Acts 3 is the story of a healing, the people praising God, and Peter’s clarification of what God is doing. As we read […]

Acts and Mission 15

posted by Scot McKnight

The Book of Acts records the missional work of God in various cities in the Roman Empire. Acts 3 is the story of a healing, the people praising God, and Peter’s clarification of what God is doing. As we read […]

Acts and Mission 14

posted by Scot McKnight

The Book of Acts records the missional work of God in various cities in the Roman Empire. Acts 3 is the story of a healing, the people praising God, and Peter’s clarification of what God is doing. As we read […]

Acts and Mission 13

posted by Scot McKnight

The Book of Acts records the missional work of God in various cities in the Roman Empire. Acts 2 reveals that the missional work of God begins when God’s Spirit swoops down, gives voice to the first followers of Jesus, […]

Acts and Mission 12

posted by Scot McKnight

What happens when Pentecost happens? That’s our week’s question. What happens is that community happens? That’s our week’s answer. How does community happen? We’ll look at a fourth characteristic today. Again, the passage: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching […]

Acts and Mission 11

posted by Scot McKnight

What happens when Pentecost happens? That’s our week’s question. What happens is that community happens? That’s our week’s answer. How does community happen? We’ll look at a third characteristic today. Again, the passage: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching […]

Acts and Mission 10

posted by Scot McKnight

What happens when Pentecost happens? That’s our week’s question. What happens is that community happens? That’s our week’s answer. How does community happen? We’ll begin to look at that today. Again, the passage: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching […]

Acts and Mission 9

posted by Scot McKnight

What happens when Pentecost happens? Let us take Pentecost as a paradigm of what happens when the Spirit comes down, when God’s Spirit sways God’s People to be and do as they are supposed to, and I can’t see that […]

Acts and Mission 8

posted by Scot McKnight

Peter’s sermon moves from Jesus’ miracles to Jesus’ death to Jesus’ resurrection. This is where many of us stop — in fact, many of us stop with the death and don’t include God’s raising Jesus in our gospeling. But for […]

Acts and Mission 7

posted by Scot McKnight

Peter’s “sermon” — which is more interpretation of event than anything else — explains that the tongue-speaking community, of which he is a part, is not some lunatic fringe but the very embodiment of God’s promises through the prophet Joel. […]

Acts and Mission 6

posted by Scot McKnight

The earliest followers of Jesus are empowered by God’s Spirit — we dare not forget that “Pentecost” is an act of God — to declare the wonders of God in languages they did not know (Acts 2:1-13). Event is followed […]

Acts and Mission 5

posted by Scot McKnight

We are looking at the Book of Acts, and we are looking at Acts through the lens of “mission,” and we are looking at the Book of Acts with the help of Beverly Gaventa’s commentary on Acts (The Acts of […]

Acts and Mission 4

posted by Scot McKnight

This is the most important “mission” text in the history of the Church: When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and […]

Acts and Mission 3

posted by Scot McKnight

The word “apostle,” by and large, isn’t all that important to low church evangelicals. It is far more important to the liturgical and creedal traditions, and it was very important to the earliest Christians. So important that Judas’ falling out […]

Acts and Mission 2

posted by Scot McKnight

That opening sketch in Acts (1:1-11) is wide-ranging and cosmic in its theology. We return to earth with the next scene: the earliest followers of Jesus are gathered for prayer (1:12-14): Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill […]

Acts and Mission 1

posted by Scot McKnight

We begin our series today on the book of Acts, a march right through this book from 1:1 to 28:31, and I anticipate it will take us months. As we march through this book, our emphasis will be on the […]

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