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Learning From the Conversion of Paul
Throughout these past 4-plus months or so as we looked at the first half of the book of Acts, we've seen how the early church was unleashed into Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, thus fulfilling what Jesus told them in Acts 1:8.
Our goal, and hopefully our desire, is to be unleashed in Corpus Christi and the world.
(Balance between engaging and extending)
If ever there was a church poised to do something significant, we are that church. And throughout the fall we are going to communicate how we can effectively accomplish that.
Two weeks from today I'll be sharing a message in which we overview the E-System and evaluate where each of us are.
On Sunday, September 5 we are going to have our last service together where we spend time in worship, prayer, consecration, and preparation for what God longs to do this fall.
Also, on that Sunday morning, ALL adult and youth bible fellowships will meet in here at 9:00 to watch a video by pastor Jim Cymbala. Even if you're not currently attending a Bible Fellowship, you'll want to be here that Sunday morning at 9:00.
Additionally, ever FIRST Wednesday evening of the month throughout the fall we are going to have a corporate prayer gathering in here. Everyone will meet corporately.
And, we are calling the church body to fast that entire day.
So, we're gearing up for the fall; excited about what God will do in and through us as we look to Him.
As we wrap up this series we are going to look at the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, who become the Apostle Paul.
Because of his conversion, the gospel was spread to the ends of the earth, and much of our New Testament is letters that Paul wrote to these churches and his protégés.
There is no doubt that his conversion is a dramatic one.
In fact, some people will often say, "Great; what can I possibly have in commo ...
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