Let me take this opportunity to clarify what the Church of Christ in Brookfield's Vision is for 2017 as far as it goes in choosing the book of Acts as a text for 2017. We will find the vision in Luke 1:4 (NIV)
4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
We are presenting the Book of Acts that our membership may be certain of the things they have studied. Luke through inspiration of the Spirit lays out for us the work and mission of the Church. It is wise for us to heed this teaching of the Spirit of God and equip and edify the Saints in it's Doctrine. As we go through Acts there are several themes we will be able to present to the hearers of this oracle of life.
There are 8 themes I would like to share with you...
1. World Mission
2. Providence of God
3. Power of the Holy Spirit
4. Restored Israel
5. Inclusive Gospel
6. Faithful Witnesses
7. Relationship to the World
8. Triumph of the Gospel
Not to be overwhelming let me break these down once a week over the next eight weeks. I will post a blog giving you a little more information on each theme of Acts and you then can use it for your edification.
May we encourage the Church towards more faithfulness and fellowship in the community of His Saints.
Grace and Blessings,
Barry G Johnson, Sr.