Gathered, Scattered, Sent
Have you ever been so certain of something that it caused you to say or do something that was otherwise unthinkable? Well, that's pretty much what happens in the book of Acts in the New Testament.
After the birth, life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, his followers were so certain of who he was and what he had done that they faithfully obeyed the commission of Christ to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth in the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).
In 2020, we will be preaching through the book of Acts on Sunday mornings. We are calling this series Gathered, Scattered, Sent because that's exactly what happened to the followers of Christ in the early church! They were gathered together in Jerusalem waiting for the promised Holy Spirit and were obedient to proclaim the gospel right then and there. Unfortunately persecution arose against them and they were scattered throughout the area. However, God used this persecution and scattering to plant churches and eventually those churches sent missionaries to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth!
We hope and pray that we would be obedient to proclaim the gospel right here and now and that it would not take persecution for us to plant more churches and send more missionaries, but if it comes, may we be ready and may the Lord use it for his glory!
Click here to listen to our sermon series through the book of Acts called Gathered, Scattered, Sent.
Bible Reading Plan
We hope you will join us in 2020 to steward God's Word well by setting aside time in our daily lives to read God's revelation of himself to the world. We've made a custom reading plan that will take us through the entire bible in 2020. However, we've broken it up into 3 different sections for those who would like to take things slower or read smaller sections. Everyday we will have a Before Christ (BC), Christ (X), and After Christ (AD) reading. This means we will have a daily Old Testament, Gospel, and Acts/Letters/Revelation reading. We've also broken this up into 3 month sections which we will print throughout the year and have available!
We hope this helps all of us become more knowledgable about God's plan for salvation from the beginning and how that plan continues in and through us to this day! Consider asking another member to hold you accountable in your reading plan and try to text encouraging scriptures or ask each other questions along the way! Parents, consider getting your older kids to join you in the Bible reading plan or use one section of the reading plan as a family reading each night! You can never start too early!