All People. Everywhere: Unhindered
Pick up your All People. Everywhere. Part II Booklet this Sunday!
We are continuing to provide rich resources and opportunities for Spirit-driven growth through engaging in God's Word with God's people. Find both parts of the study guide for our "All People. Everywhere." series.
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EXCERPT FROM PART II BOOKLET
Nothing Holding Us Back
The book of Acts is inspiring! Even when the going gets tough, the gospel spreads, people believe, and new churches are started. God put a passion in the heart of Paul and others to bring the good news of Jesus to the world and God has ensured to see it through – in Philippi, Corinth, Athens, and more. If we have an Unstoppable God who wants All People, Everywhere to hear the gospel, then what could possibly get in the way?
The final chapters of Acts, seem to suggest that there is a lot that could try to get in the way: religious persecution, corrupt government leaders, murderous conspiracies, shipwrecks, and even poisonous snakes. But through it all, even when Paul is sitting in Rome under house arrest, the author tells us that he was “proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” (Acts 28:31)
It’s easy to think of things that might get in the way of the gospel spreading today: changing cultural norms, government overreach, physical limitations, or even financial obligations. But we believe that God is still just as unstoppable today and that His mission to reach all people, everywhere, has not changed. He has saved us to be part of a rescue team that reaches out into the world and points them to Jesus, growing fully devoted followers, and empowering them to be part of the mission, both in our church and beyond, for the kingdom of God. We don’t want anything to hold us back from pursuing those dreams.
Within this booklet, as we continue our series in Acts, called “All People. Everywhere.” there are daily Bible readings and group discussion questions, and you will also find articles, resources, and opportunities for prayer and dreaming about what else God might want to do through you and South Shores Church. We’d love to see everyone in our church prayerfully asking, “God, what do you want to do through me?” and “What do I think is hindering me from taking part in Your mission?”
If you’re new to South Shores Church, let this booklet help you get to know what makes us tick. Discover what is the passion and vision of a church awakened to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the mission God has for us. And if you’ve been with us for a while, may these pages, your time with God in His Word, and your time with others, spur you on to a passion for what God will do next through us.
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