A New Season and a New Series
This Sunday morning, we are blessed to experience our first public worship gatherings in nearly three months, and also the start of a new sermon series that will take us all the way through the summer.
ekklēsia – The Essential Church in Acts
A great word that captures the fuller meaning of the word for “church” in the New Testament – ekklēsia – is the word “community.”
With all that we’ve experienced in these last few weeks…and days, I can’t think of a better time to unpack how the Bible describes the first days of the Church so that we might find our model, as a community of faith.
To make the most of this next season, would you prayerfully commit to one or all of these opportunities that will accompany our study?
1.) Read the Book of Acts. Though our study will only cover the first eight chapters, the entire Book of Acts describes God’s establishment of the first Church and His direction of their mission to take the Good News of Jesus to the ends of the earth. It might take you the whole summer to read this book closely (maybe more than once), but it will be worth it!
2.) Pick up a copy of Letters to the Church, by Francis Chan, and read it alongside our study. Books are available in the church office or at the Welcome Center for $10 each. Details about purchasing online HERE or at southtulsa.org/current-series#book.
3.) Join our weekly discussion of Acts and Letters to the Church each Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. This study will begin on Zoom (http//us02web.zoom.us/j/83425244450), but is planned to move into the Chapel within the next few weeks.
Kelsey Carter, our pastoral and children’s intern, will be contributing to our study on Sunday mornings and will also be involved in our Sunday evening time throughout the summer. What a blessing to have her with us!
I pray you will join us 100% as we connect our hearts and missions to the Essential Church!
Posted on Fri, June 5, 2020
by Kim Hayes