Luke has a unique story to tell about Jesus. He is a careful historian and theologian with his own distinct picture of God’s action to convey. It is widely accepted that the same author of the Gospel of Luke also authored the Acts of the Apostles, so this is very much the first half of what Luke wishes to convey. This year our ministry focus is on evangelism, so we are also reading this document through that particular lens.
Paul emphasizes over and over how each member is vital to the whole body. However, in our current culture age can be looked down on and subtle messages sent and received that the senior’s usefulness is in their past. This simply isn’t true and this presentation seeks to highlight the importance of the senior’s age as a particular gift to the church today.
The Holy Spirit has been poured out on the church on the day of Pentecost. As a result, believers are in-dwelt by the Spirit and are meant to operate in the power of God’s Spirit. Yet, many believers are unclear who or what the Spirit is and what role he plays in our lives as individuals or as a church. This four week class will draw attention to the importance of the Holy Spirit for holy living as well as for daily mission.