We hold up the early Christian Church as the best of times for God’s people. While there were certainly challenges, it was indeed a time of exponential growth, spiritual depth, and displays of God’s power. It didn’t happen because they had the best facilities or praise bands. In fact the key ingredient of the early Church was small Christian community that happened in homes. In the month of August we will take a closer look at the power of community in smaller forms.
The Old Testament book of Esther is a real outlier. God is never once mentioned in the entire book. It seems completely void of any spiritual content. Yet this summer we will be taking a closer look. As we scratch beneath the surface a bit, God becomes very obvious.
God raised up the Israelites to be bellwether of his justice and care for the oppressed. We will look at what it means to be a bellwether of God’s kingdom today.
The early Church regularly celebrated how God was at work among them. We will join them in this important activity by celebrating how God has been at work in Ferrysburg Community Church. We will worship and hear testimonies of God's faithfulness.
Jesus is risen! Now what? What comes next for us after the resurrection? We will look at what came next for the early Christian Church. We’ll look at how we can follow in their next steps and take up the same practices that helped them spread the good news.
Seven: Last Words of Christ
As we come into Palm Sunday, we will explore the final two sentences of Jesus on the cross. We will also celebrate the profession of faith of Jenna Benson and God’s work in her life.