Embracing Our Future by Ernest Easley

Embracing Our Future
Series: Back to the Basics
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Acts 17:1-6
September 28, 2008

If the book of Acts tells us anything .. it tells us that God is calling His Church back to the basics of what He designed and desired for us from the very beginning. It seems to me that the farther we have gotten from the first century church in TIME .. the farther we have gotten from the church in KIND.
I believe that God is looking for some 21st century churches to get back to the basics so that once again .. He will bless them with power ... passion and with people. People who love Jesus. People who love one another. People who live under the authority of scripture. People who reach out to the hurting. People who promote and protect the unity of the fellowship. People who refuse to allow their differences to hinder the work of God. People who share Jesus with others.
That's is God's plan and purpose for His Church. And how I pray that God will continue to bring us back to the basics of what it means to be His Church and His Children.
We are thinking today about Embracing our Future as members and partners of Roswell Street Baptist Church. And if you're not a member of this fellowship .. if you've not yet decided to partner with us in missions and ministry .. my hope is that today will be the day that you decide to align yourself with us as we embrace the future together in Jesus' name.
Now as we come to chapter 17 .. Paul and Silas are involved in their second missionary journey. They pass through a couple of communities on their way to Thessalonica .. the capital of Macedonia. And it's while at Thessalonica we learn some things about ..
Embracing our Future
Acts 17.1-6
1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis [am FIP uh lihs] and Apollonia [ap uh LOH nih uh], they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the ...


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