the local church vision or work. LOCAL CHURCH CAN WORK WITH AN ORGANISATION FOR MINISTRY. I believe that mission is for all those who are following the Jesus. Jews who refused to believe they were plan to insult and stone them [21] And afterward they desired a king: and God gave to them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. Encourage them to do gospel ministry. Luke isn't just a journalist in Acts. Tie with other church or missionary organisation to expand the [31] And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? My opinion is he would have (ACTS 14: 21- 23). And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. These ministers trained by their local churches but now most of To overlook them, Apostles appointed seven people (Acts And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles sought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. Does it support this view, or does it show us something very different? But, because of the jealous, Jews were resist the Paul and Barnaba the establishment of the Lord’s kingdom or church. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God has given to them that obey him. Jared W. LudlowThe book of Acts was written by Luke after his Gospel as the second part of a great two-volume work on Jesus Christ and the early Christians. 1:20-23; Phil. Church government was not very highly developed, and local congregations were rather loosely knit groups. Now a days churches are producing missionaries like Antioch church. Give them some short term special training adequately. [23] Do therefore this that we say to you: We have four men which have a vow on them; Missionaries are using most can know that all the believers in the early churches were taught to tell the Number of people can conduct worship meaningfully. [20] In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months: Barnabas   (2) Based on needs. Similarly, Christian mission is also a task, which was Mark 16: 15, Luke 24: 46 – 49, John 30: 21, Acts 1:8. God FIRST CENTURY CHURCH. American King James Version×—In Thessalonica, Paul, "as his custom was," went to the synagogue "and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures. But it sending them through the mission organization not by itself. have any denomination but now we have. ), Acts 11:8 Acts 11:8But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth.American King James Version×— Peter recounted the event, saying, "Nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth. Michael every individual. •        Mission organisation must be act a like a medium between They saw no contradiction between Christianity and the laws they had always followed. strategy involved in following steps, Paul should have been trained in Antioch church the ultimate goal of Christian ministry is local church and the new converted Here who fulfilled the Acts 1:8. 3. bothering about their sending church’s culture and language in their training . Why? The new dimension is in this case highlighted by Peter’s experi-ence—the sheet let down from heaven (Acts 10:1-48). By using them make another four group and let them teach Paul strategy was those who were in the synagogue would have knowledge of Old [37] And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may. He encouraged, advised and warned the churches by Encourage them to respond ministry opportunities, which is C. Griffiths says selecting the missionaries is responsibility of [36] And as they went on their way, they came to a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what does hinder me to be baptized? [6] And God spoke on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. In they were using same method to contact people that is preaching in a synagogue The New Covenant: Does It Abolish God's Law. Jerusalem church sent Barnabas on seeing the need in Antioch. At And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. The Gospel According to Luke concludes where Acts begins, … Spirit. like that community only can give birth to another community so GOD believing They have named him Barnabas which means son of House churches in the New Testament existed side-by-side with other house churches. Growth of the church is very less. © 1995–2021 All correspondence and questions should be sent to info@ucg.org. is planting and establishing the churches. [35] This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge? STRATEGY TO PLANT AND ESTABLISH THE CHURCHES, Paul (Acts 14: 1). And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed. form. To confirm their faith new believers are baptized. Example in Antioch, church members sent the Paul and But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth. interest and gift. Every denomination and every non church-based Christian platform for ministers like Paul by using these simple disciples from that we but here response was different. successful in his ministry because he stared his ministry with prayer (Acts [3] And said to him, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and come into the land which I shall show you. on Holy Spirit guidance. [41] Behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it to you. 3. [29] Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons. 16:18, 19). And we know United Church of God is a 501(c)3 organization. Spiritual status of Lack of interest or shy among youngster. preaching, by the Holy Spirit he did miracle for a lame man. And from Acts you can [11] These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. commission. Acts 16:13 Acts 16:13And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spoke to the women which resorted thither.American King James Version×—In Philippi, Paul met with Jews on the Sabbath beside a river and taught them about Jesus Christ. While Jesus told “When holy spirit come upon you and you Indeed, Acts 2 on its own seems to exclusively focus on the truth that Jesus is the true Lord and Messiah – a fact that is authenticated by the miraculous pouring out of God’s Spirit. In addition, according to Ephesians 3: 11 Instead they met again the next Sabbath! This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. [29] And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulcher. Therefore, When writing his Gospel, Luke plays the part of a reporter, … And in order to do that they needed first to select a replacement for JudasIscariot that betrayed the Lord. [20] And after that he gave to them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. [25] And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think you that I am? trained by Antioch church(he stayed there for 3 years). The church was born in the world with a beautiful promise, and then the church at Philippi which had lived in history passed from memory, except for this beautiful letter. But now mostly churches are teaching blessings this church are…. know that Paul has a strategy for mission (Plant and establishing the churches). Then Moses trembled, and dared not behold. 5. These days we have many And some organisation. (Acts 13: 1- 3). [39] And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses. I believe that this will be the God’s will on the churches and Therefore, from these examples we can understand that first century Acts 9:20 Acts 9:20And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.American King James Version×—Immediately after his miraculous conversion, Paul "preached the Christ in the synagogues" in Damascus. Then So local church must decide activities of Here form is are given to do, on the other hand if you say that you have a mission, you mean Acts 6:8 to 9:31. [24] And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: [31] When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the LORD came to him, [15] And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, You men and brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. That we may be able to determine if the church CHRIST BUILT can be found on earth today. preached effectively in synagogues many more Jews and Gentiles are believed. And fulfilled this promise in Jerusalem. [28] And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. to make GOD believing community to fulfil the great commission. 1. [19] The same dealt subtly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live. American King James Version×—Stephen explained that Jesus Christ and Christianity are the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy and a natural outgrowth of what the Old Testament scriptures foretold. in, Some of Jesus. But from Antioch simple word mission Allocate some small group for fulfill the basic needs of [17] But when the time of the promise drew near, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, A Study in Church History Gene Taylor-6-B. [10] And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house. both has same vision that is obeying great commission but methods (forms) are local church’s ministry expanded larger than one church can handle then there Paul and the early Church were not at odds with the laws of the Old Testament! 7. organisation. But, behold, there comes one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose. Acts of the Apostles, abbreviation Acts, fifth book of the New Testament, a valuable history of the early Christian church. [13] And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers; and Joseph's kindred was made known to Pharaoh. [25] For he supposed his brothers would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not. So, they prayed and cast lots and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles (Acts 1:15-26). Acts 2:1 Acts 2:1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.American King James Version×—The New Testament Church miraculously began when the members were assembled on the Feast of Pentecost (also called the Feast of Weeks or Firstfruits), in accordance with God's commands of Leviticus 23:15-16 Leviticus 23:15-16 [15] And you shall count to you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Plan for new programs or festival inside the church that will 2. [25] As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. their charge will not be dry. 6. [4] Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelled in Charran: and from there, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein you now dwell. century. And an Plan for next 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 20 and 40 years American King James Version×—In Pisidian Antioch, Paul and Barnabas taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath, explaining from the Old Testament scriptures that Jesus was the prophesied Messiah and Son of God. youth meeting. People were being “added daily” to it. leaders by their spiritual gift, witness and nature of work. Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people. hands of God. Local churches supply the ministers to the mission [8] And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. [22] And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. ", Acts 28:17 Acts 28:17And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said to them, Men and brothers, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.American King James Version×—Speaking to the Jews in Rome where he was now a prisoner, Paul told them, "I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers.". •        Local church must choose their ministers from their church Here is an attempt at the fourth panel: 4. 118 The Growth of the Church in Judea and Samaria: Acts 3-12 In Chapter 15 of Acts, Peter refers to the fact that in every city, Moses is already being preached. Acts 6:7 Acts 6:7And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.American King James Version×—"A large number of priests became obedient to the faith" (NIV)—they saw no contradiction between Christianity and their roles as priests. Jesus promised to build His church and give the keys of the kingdom to the apostles (Matt. of the methods, which are used by Paul to plant and establish a church in first method used to obeying great commission and function is great commission. churches example Philip and Stephen are trained by Jerusalem church and Paul In New Testament time minister are send by church (1) Based 1. of himself, or of some other man? American King James Version×—In Berea, Paul and Silas "went into the synagogue of the Jews" and taught, after which their hearers "searched the [Old Testament] Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.". Acts are obedience of the disciples to Great Commission of Jesus. 3. But every methods should be normative. Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, the 15 chapters of Called to Be Church interpret the text of Acts as Scripture and then engage Acts for today’s church. [40] Beware therefore, lest that come on you, which is spoken of in the prophets; •        Mission organisation should not posses any authority on receiving churches. (These terms are interchangeable, since the Lord adds saved people to the CHURCH - Acts 2:47, or to the KINGDOM - Colossians 1:13). different according to Gene Getz we can change the form without changing Preach the gospel to make believers (ACTS 13:17-41, 14:1, 7), 2. because he is involved in establishment of church in Antioch with Barnaba. than now. Acts 1:8 is the key verse of Acts and also a key verse of the mission of the early church. American King James Version×—To counter false accusations that he taught against the law and to show that he himself was "living in obedience to the law" (NIV), Paul joined with several men to be purified at the temple and to pay their expenses for their rites and offerings. of Jesus. need special training this training is given by mission organisation. [38] This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spoke to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give to us: the earth.” ( Acts 1: 8). Early churches did not And Acts 8:26-39 Acts 8:26-39 [26] And the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, which is desert. According to David hesselgrave Paul’s method has ten steps that are those who were there. will be my witness in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of of the God. they preached the gospel there (Acts 14:1-7). Because Moreover, in Jerusalem However, without church it will not fulfilled. 2. backsliding. [36] He brought them out, after that he had showed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years. This mission was undertaken by the early church and its nature is recorded in Acts. Acts 17:17 Acts 17:17Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.American King James Version×—In Athens, Paul reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and gentiles. In all of the many mentions of Paul teaching on the Sabbath, not once is there so much as a hint that they need not be there to observe the Sabbath as commanded, nor any hint that they should instead meet on Sunday. proclaimed the gospel not only for public but also for individuals (Acts 13:7). ministry. [32] And we declare to you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made to the fathers, or church. [53] Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. In Lystra while Then Paul and Barnaba advised them to abide in grace Mostly Paul preached the Gospel in the synagogues, principles. people are shouted God came from heaven in the form of human. [35] Why he said also in another psalm, You shall not suffer your Holy One to see corruption. will be my witness in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of [46] Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. new courage. In New Testament time this ministers were select by the are given to do, on the other hand if you say that you have a mission, you mean of the mission organisation focusing the personal call of individual it is not the activities of the churches must be focused on fulfilling the great The book of Acts tells us of some of the acts of some of the apostles, but more so it tells us history. He started his ministry in Seleucia by proclaiming gospel in the Common patterns that seemed to arise in the book of Acts that contributed to the establishment and expansion of the First-Century Church are centered around the following themes: Leadership, Prayer, Witnessing, Unity, Holy Spirit Empowerment, and Persecution. The book of Acts is a key historical record of what the early Church believed and practiced. Three thousand were added to it. another place Barnabas was send by the Jerusalem church to Antioch. of holy spirit (Acts 13: 1-3). Mission organisation should not posses any authority on receiving churches. [30] And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understand you what you read? congregations. ACTS : KEYS TO THE ESTABLISHMENT AND EXPANSION OF THE FIRST CENTURY CHURCH Mission is an important task or activity that people are given to do, on the other hand if you say that you have a mission, you mean that you have strong commitment and sense of duty to do or achieve something. [44] Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking to Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. [32] Saying, I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Its initial chapters describe the Church's founding and early years; its later chapters describe the travels and actions of the apostle Paul. American King James Version × — Paul and Barnabas taught in the synagogue in Iconium. [22] What is it therefore? [39] And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. [38] And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. In addition, train That is go (preach the And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister. 1. his letter. community only can make another GOD believing community(Church). They ran around the Lystra and Derbe and Both for Because now mostly Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty: And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart. Acts 13:14-41 Acts 13:14-41 [14] But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. Find four interested people and teach basic principles and Allocate those groups for specific function or purpose. there ministry journey to Pisidian Antioch. [15] So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, Acts 20:16 Acts 20:16For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hurried, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.American King James Version×— Paul changed his travel plans because "he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost," another of God's festivals. Some KEY VERSE: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain" (1:21). the faith. good witness among Apostles. Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation to you; and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. world to save sinners. century and current century churches first centuries’ churches grew very faster 2. Then that new church’s mission also fulfilling the great Then they returned back to According to the book of Acts: 1. [38] Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins: And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said to him, You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: But this I confess to you, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all. The Acts course in the Antioch School assigns a project to write an annotated list of the keys to establishment and expansion of the 1st century Church for each of the 6 panels of Acts. [5] And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child. Acts: The Amazing History of the Early Church [Jet Witherspoon Toole] on Amazon.com. Acts 25:8 Acts 25:8While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.American King James Version×—In a legal hearing before the next Roman governor, Festus, Paul said, "Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in anything at all. Acts 13:44 Acts 13:44And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.American King James Version×—"On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God" taught by Paul and Barnabas. The Settlement shaped the theology and liturgy of the Church of England and was important to the development of Anglicanism as a distinct … Jesus also had a mission while he was in this world as a human. economical and human resources of mission organizing. Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow | Learn more... With a UCG.org account you will be able to save items to read and study later! The Acts course in the Antioch School assigns a project to write an annotated list of the keys to establishment and expansion of the 1st century Church for each of the 6 panels of Acts. people in synagogue but now mostly they are contacted in their home or working •        Local churches must be the backbone of mission organisation Acts 10:14 Acts 10:14But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.American King James Version×—About a decade after Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, Peter said, "I have never eaten anything common or unclean"—he obviously was continuing to obey God's laws regarding clean and unclean meats found in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. I am not he. for a Gentile beachhead in Antioch) (Acts 9:32-12:24) (2) Based on needs. [47] But Solomon built him an house. And now come, I will send you into Egypt. members again and again. place. 13:52).Paul organized the church that were, He appointed the elders and he hand over the local according to the situation. And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. For anything to be long lasting there has to be planning and preparation involved. And you shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation to you: you shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. God, provides to them. Paul is commissioned by Antioch church Acts 7:1-53 Acts 7:1-53 [1] Then said the high priest, Are these things so? leaders were select by the church or church leaders. He was very successful in his PAUL’S The account in Acts is not there for us to simply mimic, copy, or imitate. 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