Adult Bible Study
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Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom
by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Chistmyer
This study builds on The Bible Timeline and Matthew by showing how Christ's Kingdom on earth is empowered to carry out his work in the world. The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth.
The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.
Join us as we:
- See how the Gospel witness spread outward in waves, from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the ends of the earth.
- Share with the early Christians the joys and struggles of living the life of Christ, and learn how these apply to us today.
- See how the Holy Spirit guided the apostles into Truth.
- Observe the way the Spirit-filled Church adapted to new cultures when proclaiming the Gospel.
- Watch the seeds of Church structure and authority take root, and see how conflicts were resolved even at that early stage.
- See our place in Christ’s Church, and how we should live day-to-day as a disciple of Christ.
Acts is an ideal follow-up study to the basic narrative of Scripture taught in The Bible Timeline and Matthew studies, however no prior knowledge of scripture is needed to participate in the program.
Classes will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Monsignor Murphy Center at St. Maurice Church. Classes will begin in September, 2018 and will run for 24 weeks. There is a planned break during December, and we start up again in January.
The cost of the program is only $25.00 per person, which covers the cost of the textbook. Participants will also need a catholic Bible.