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Rhythm will not be meeting for Public Worship this Sunday, November 4 because we will be in LaBelle, FL on the Pilgrimage Retreat!
See you next Sunday, November 11 to continue in our sermon series on Acts!
“Poured Out” was written and crafted by Terri Dewey as she prepared to preach on Acts 2. You can listen to the sermon audio here.
the Spirit has been given
…to daughters, sons, servants and slaves,
immigrants, outsiders, the barren,
widows and divorced, abused, neglected,
the single and the spouses,
pastors and politicians,
janitors and judges,
the oppressor and the oppressed
beyond the box of religious duty & fearful obedience
the wind blew and filled the whole house
the breath of heaven was a violent, crazy sound
not restrained and timid
the fire of the holy, good, beautiful, lovely and sweet
that only could be encountered from a distance
came to rest like a tiny flame on every single person
who came from all the world
to worship in one temple, one city, one holy ground
but every Jewish pilgrim, from every nation, heard the sound
the presence of God outside
outside the walls
outside what they had been taught
outside their systems
outside the holy temple
the presence of God encountered
right on the street
the common somehow sacred
where heaven meets with me
where the Spirit of the Lord is…
there is forgiveness and there is freedom
there is healing, a home where we belong
our human spaces changing
through our risen King
and these wonder-things
point us back to You
so we will worship
when we serve, or when we sit
when we give, when we forgive
when we work, and when we rest
holy, breathing things
You are crafting us together
Your people, we gather, we go
we pray, we eat, we sing
Your presence left a building
You’re living now in me
The book of Acts is the story of the birth of the church but it’s really much more than that.
Acts was written by Luke and is a continuation of the story Luke is telling about Jesus. We see what God is doing through Jesus in Luke and then we see what God is doing through the church in Acts. The unifying force in both books is the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.
Join us on Sunday mornings during the fall as we journey through the first 7 chapters of Acts. We are beginning an extended sermon series through Acts, starting with the first movement (chs. 1-7).
Below are several ideas of ways to “go deeper” in this sermon series. These are simply suggestions – feel free to adapt, tweak, or try out other creative ideas as you process the preaching and teaching from Public Worship!
- Watch the Bible Project’s video on Acts 1-7.
- Read and meditate on the scripture passages from Acts listed below (these are the passages we’ll be preaching through at Public Worship this fall). Use lectio divina as a way to read and encounter God in these passages. Download a lectio divina guide.
- 10/7 Acts 1:1-11
- 10/14 Acts 2:1-41
- 10/21 Acts 2:42-47
- 10/28 Acts 3:1-4:21
- 11/11 Acts 4:32-5:11
- 11/18 Acts 5:12-42
- 11/25 Acts 6-7
Study through Acts in your Missional Church.
Download the Streetlights Bible app and listen through Acts!
Read through Acts during the fall. Journal through these questions each week:
- What does this text tell me about who Jesus is?
- What does this text tell me about the nature of the church?
- How can I apply this text today?
Purchase a copy of N.T. Wright’s commentary on Acts and use as a study guide.
- Download this free Acts Study Guide from the Tampa Underground.