We kick off a new sermon series Acting up. Pastor David Hawkins sets up our walk through the book of Acts.
Seeds of the faith that grew into the worldwide church were planted by God in a turbulent time.
* Rome is still in the new imperial and authoritarian rule.
* The Pax Romana, a time of relative peace in the Mediterranean world, began.
* Roads and improved sailing conditions allowed for unprecedented travel.
And the early church was in turmoil, experiencing persecution, and found itself under intense pressure as they proclaimed Jesus as King — rather than Caesar. One world government… persecution… authority of the state over religion… a promise of peace — but with strings attached… Does any of this sound familiar?