For the past four years, from September to November, BCC has been looking into the Book of Acts, following the disciple's journeys once Jesus had ascended into Heaven and learning how the early Church and missions began. We are starting part four of the series from Acts 16.
In this message Graham Ashby concludes this year's Movement and Multiplication series speaking from Acts 19:21-41 about the riot in Ephesus. Explaining how it started by peer pressure and that we must avoid being peer pressured into doing the wrong things and causing chaos.
In this message Vlad Ciolan speaks from Acts 19:11-20 teaching that the strength to stand strong against the enemy's attacks comes from the identity that us nurtured in intimacy with Christ.
In this message Pastor Mark Wiltshire preaches from Acts 19:1-10 about when the Apostle Paul was in Ephesus and met some disciples who did not know who the Holy Spirit was, so Paul taught them and baptised them and they received power. Pastor Mark teaches that we too can have that same power.
In this message, Vlad Ciolan teaches from Acts 18:24-28 about how Aquila and Priscilla brought accountability to Apollos' teaching, making sure that he was preaching the truth. Vlad also teaches that we need Aquilas and Priscillas in our lives and how we need to be Aquilas and Priscillas for others, teaching them the full truth and not settling for anything less.
Our guest speaker, Pastor Chuck Warnock from New Covenant Church, Texas, teaches from Hebrews 11:8-10 about how we need to come to a place in our lives where our faith can carry us through times of risk when we do not know where we are going, just as God did with Abraham.
In this message, Graham Ashby preaches through Acts 17 giving a first person account of what Paul went through and taught in each city, facing persecution from the religious pharisees.
In this message, Vlad Ciolan teaches from Acts 16:16-34 looking at the event of when Paul and Silas were in prison and the earthquake came, they did not flee but were focused on the mission. We too must be focused on the mission not matter the circumstance we are in, we must always be looking for the one God has called us to reach.
In this message, Vlad Ciolan teaches from Acts 16:11-15, looking at the life of Lydia, who although was an ordinary woman, helped to pioneer Christianity in the early Church. She became a history maker and Vlad encourages us to learn from Lydia so we too can become history makers.
Pastor Mark Wiltshire kicks off our fourth part of our series 'Movement and Multiplication'. Starting with Acts 16, Pastor Mark talks about how God messes up our foundations so we can refocus and see where God wants us to start building.