What Never Changes, But How Does

Aug 29, 2021    Pastor Andrew Smith
Series Summary:
Roots. Every bush, tree, and plant we see above ground has powerful roots underground. They anchor them, nourish them, and give them life. And the same is true of the Church. In this series we’re going back to the book of Acts, the roots of the church, to glean life and strength for our lives today.

Message Title: What Over How

Message Summary:
No two churches are the same. Some are traditional while others are more creative in their approach to worship. And in either case and the myriad of examples in-between, “how” they do church isn’t what matters. What matters is “what” they do and why they do it. When we dig into the Roots of the early church we don’t find an addendum to how they did church, but we do see clearly what they did, and it’s just as important today as it was then.

Message Slides:
Slide 1: What never changes, but how does.
Slide 2: Acts 2:42-47
Slide 3: Attend
Slide 4: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” — Acts 2:42
Slide 5: Regular church attendance is a discipline that displays the priority and the importance of faith in our lives.
Slide 6: Serve
Slide 7: “Now all the believers were together and held all things in common.” — Acts 2:44
Slide 8: Your service brings strength to the whole.
Slide 9: Give
Slide 10: “They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds…” — Acts 2:45
Slide 11: “but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth…” —Deuteronomy 8:18
Slide 12: “Each person should do as he has decided in his heart — not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.” — 2Corinthians 9:7
Slide 13: “Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest;” — Proverbs 3:9
Slide 14: “No one can serve two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” — Matthew 6:24
Slide 15: Group
Slide 16: “Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke break from house to house.” — Acts 2:46
Slide 17: “Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” — Acts 2:47