Acts Together - Opposition (Family Sunday)

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TODAY'S MESSAGE

We live in the digital age. Physical communities have given way to online ones. So what makes the church unique? Why should a person get up on a Sunday, get ready, drive to a location and gather in person with others? What's the point when you can hear great sermons online and listen to all your favorite worship songs on your phone? In this teaching series, we'll explore and discover the irreplaceable, life-giving, transformative power of the church when we return to our roots and live on mission together. 

In 22 of 28 chapters in the Book of Acts we find references to the opposition the first Christians faced. In the face of their persecution, how did they continue to act in love, service, sacrifice, and generosity? 

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: Acts 4.23-31

23 As soon as they were freed, Peter and John returned to the other believers and told them what the leading priests and elders had said. 24 When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— 25 you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying,

‘Why were the nations so angry?
    Why did they waste their time with futile plans?
26 The kings of the earth prepared for battle;
    the rulers gathered together
against the Lord
    and against his Messiah.’
27 “In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed. 28 But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will. 29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.

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Kids 4 years old through 6th grade are invited to join.  Each day the kids will enjoy great music, play team-building games, enjoy some tasty treats, take part in fun Bible learning that they can see, hear, touch, and even taste, and create amazing crafts.

For more information, contact Pastor Deb. deb@faithsandiego.org 858.565.4808 ext. 204.  Parents register your kids here.

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 DOING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ALONE IS NOT JUST DIFFICULT...  ... IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!  We are designed for community. Therefore, it would be wise to learn how to live and grow in friendship and community. LifeGroups are small groups (usually 8-14) that intentionally do life  together.  LifeGroups discover spiritual growth, learn, face challenges, and have fun together by creating an environment where relationships can flourish. LifeGroups meet weekly and most follow the weekly Resource Guide. Our goal is for Lifegroups to grow in their trust in God and one another so that meaningful community can develop.  You can join a LifeGroup any time. You can stop by the Welcome Table on a Sunday morning to sign up or you can  click here  if you are interested in signing up for a group.

DOING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ALONE IS NOT JUST DIFFICULT...

... IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!

We are designed for community. Therefore, it would be wise to learn how to live and grow in friendship and community. LifeGroups are small groups (usually 8-14) that intentionally do life together. LifeGroups discover spiritual growth, learn, face challenges, and have fun together by creating an environment where relationships can flourish. LifeGroups meet weekly and most follow the weekly Resource Guide. Our goal is for Lifegroups to grow in their trust in God and one another so that meaningful community can develop.

You can join a LifeGroup any time. You can stop by the Welcome Table on a Sunday morning to sign up or you can click here if you are interested in signing up for a group.