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An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty-Eight

We are looking at the regional apostolic center in the city of Ephesus… As we look at Acts 19, there are several things we need to notice 1> Paul began with those who were hungry Acts 19:1-6 as we saw earlier … Paul located some disciples of John and brought them into the fullness of […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty-Seven

Within the Kingdom changes we have been discussing over the last few days there will be an increasing emphasis on the regional apostolic church. Recently in this series of teachings I have looked at the regional centers of Jerusalem and Antioch. So, let’s turn our attention to the third apostolic regional center found in the […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty-Six

Let’s finish looking, for now, at THE KINGDOM CULTURE and then we can look at three more regional apostolic centers that helped to spread this Kingdom Culture to the ends of the earth. If you have not read the last four blogs you will need to as this is the fifth in this sub-section of […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty-Five

We are talking about the Kingdom “environment” that must be established in an area to really impact it for the Kingdom and enable a church to become effective in reaching the lost. We are citizens of another Kingdom – another culture John 18:36 “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty-Four

We are discussing the Kingdom DNA that moved the early Church from Jerusalem into every known corner of the Roman Empire of that time. This DNA was Kingdom life and was foundational to each and every regional church and local church that was established. It was essential for the expansion of the Church because in […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty-Three

Before we look at several other apostolic centers (Ephesus, Corinth, and Rome) let’s go back to a really foundational issue for the Church and it’s mission in the world. Let’s look at the Kingdom Jesus came to establish and the DNA of that Kingdom. Jesus came to earth with two interrelated missions 1> Take the […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty-Two

The apostolic center in Antioch was a training center where believers were equipped to be “little Christs” wherever they went. But there was more going on in Antioch than teaching Acts 11 says, “During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch” Why is this significant? The Church at Antioch, up until this point, […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty-One

As we saw last time when we began looking at the founding of the Church in the city of Antioch… “Some of them, however, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. And the Lord’s hand was with them and a great number of people […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Fifty

Let’s continue our look at “apostolic centers” or what can be called ‘regional churches.’ Antioch: is the Second Apostolic Center to be established… The early Church experienced a level of harvest of new believers none of us could even imagine. Pentecost, and the initial harvest of 3,000 on the first day of the Church, initiated […]

An Apostolic Understanding – Part Forty-Nine

As we saw last time … The early Church – comprised of mostly Jewish converts to the Christian faith kept the same structure as they were accustomed to in their original faith As a result, for the first three centuries, Christianity was a home-based religion. Churches were house churches with the weekly worship gatherings loosely […]