The Acts Church | Equipping

Rob Norman: The Acts Church | Equipping

It is evident in the Gospels that a large part of Jesus’ earthly ministry was devoted to equipping disciples for the ongoing ministry of The Church. Paul, the Apostle saw this and articulated its importance in Ephesians 4.  From the ascension of Jesus and outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 1 and 2 through to the end of this book, the church can be seen emerging as God’s vehicle for bringing the ministry of the kingdom of God to the world.

The Acts Church | Persecution

The Acts Church | Power

The Acts Church | Unity

The Acts Church | Prayer

The Acts Church | Testimony

The Acts Church | Preaching

Rob Norman: The Acts Church | Preaching

Mark 16:20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

Clearly from this verse the preaching was done by the disciples; disciples are not special people; they are simply followers and apprentices of Jesus.

The Acts Church | Seven Marks of an Apostolic Church

Rob Norman: The Acts Church | Seven Marks of an Apostolic Church

The church of the book of Acts was dynamic and experimental; it was powerful and daring; it had problems, but it was also effective at reaching the lost.  New Testament churches minister with the same authority the Apostles used, in this sense they are apostolic.