Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 3: Peter’s Defense at Jerusalem)

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 3: Peter’s Defense at Jerusalem)

In Acts 10, one of the most significant walls of separation in the Christian church is broken down as God orchestrates a meeting between Peter, an apostle in the early church, and Cornelius, a God-fearing Gentile army leader. Two things made this encounter possible: (1) minutely-coordinated Divine guidance, and (2) both Peter’s and Cornelius’ compl

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 1: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch)

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 1: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch)

Introduction The fifth book of the New Testament, Acts of the Apostles, describes the formation and growth of the Christian church immediately following the ascension of the Messiah. Primarily narrative in form, Acts is a bridge between the four biographies of Jesus and the twenty-two letters addressing the members of the established Christian chur

God’s Global Church: Community with the Risen Christ (Part 3)

God’s Global Church: Community with the Risen Christ (Part 3)

In this final and cumulative consideration of the global reality of God’s church, we look at the climax and centerpiece of what it means to be a part of a universal family. I say cumulative because without the gift of faith and a covenantal worldview the way we perceive Jesus will be radically different, hence, the plethora of Christian denominatio

God’s Global Church: A Community with a Covenantal Worldview (Part 2)

God’s Global Church: A Community with a Covenantal Worldview (Part 2)

The gift of faith was the focus of our previous effort in this brief series to address the nature of the global Christian community. Here we begin to look at the connection between the gift of faith we receive as a global community and the nature of that faith expressed in God’s Word that brings disparate minds into the unity of faith and of the kn