When we look at the early church in the book of ACTS, it’s like roaring rapids at its source － they had few of the material and technological advances that we have, yet they made rapid strides in fulfilling the Great Commission. Centuries later, we look at the church of Jesus Christ and can’t immediately recognize its strength because the current of His Spirit runs deep. The book of ACTS records Jesus’ continued ministry on earth through the church － the body of Christ filled with His Spirit.
It’s helpful for us to review the source of the church’s power for effective ministry in the early days that we continue Jesus’ work on earth today. Acts 15-16 reveals three keys to effective ministry by the Church today. We see the power, focus, breadth, and depth of Christ’s love.
sermon by: Larry Murray