A Daily Practice

Scripture Acts 4:32-35

Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-Baker

Three thousand people accepted the Good News of Jesus Christ after Peter delivered his first sermon! In this passage of Acts we find a description of the early church community. The believers were one in heart and mind and shared everything they had. We too as Christians are called to share with those who have little. Even the smallest acts of kindness can make someone else's day.

Open the Gates

The Holy Spirit comes upon the church and the gates are opened to include people from all over the world. The Spirit gives them the ability to praise God. The Spirit of God gives them a new imagination. They now think of things in a new way. The Holy Spirit enables us to be changed people in an unchanged world.

Scripture: Acts 2:1-11

Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Whitaker

Draw the Circle Wide

In the first church, there were the seeds of distinction between the Jews and Gentiles. In this dream, Peter is told to make no distinction between 'them and us'...verse 12. How are we called to live this out today? We often make distinctions, set up barriers, separate ourselves from people different from us. But there is Jesus' new commandment to love one another.

Scripture: Acts 11:1-18

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Carla Stengel