Be on your guard!

Paul insisted that the elders must keep watch over their own spiritual condition. But they were also elders, so Paul told them to properly shepherd the flock “of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers” (20:28). Paul was not speaking of a particular office, but rather of the elders’ function as “shepherds of the […]

Acts 1:12-14, 2:1-4

Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the […]

Acts 20:28-31a

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number […]

Acts 2:1-12 in five languages

This multi-lingual recitation focuses on the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 and adds supporting verses from Psalms and Isaiah. The multiple languages give an impression of what the moment felt like. This is a wonderful opportunity to include people who would prefer short passages to recite, but there must be one strong […]

Christmas Eve Prophecy

This Christmas Eve service is guided by a worship leader using recitations from 6 people that uniquely identify Jesus Christ as the messiah.Christmas themed worship songs may be interspersed throughout this series of recitations. The worship leader notes provide only the basic idea and should be elaborated at the worship leader’s discretion. Passages are: Genesis […]

Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin

A man is standing and speaking with a calm expression

7 Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?” 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran. 3 ‘Leave your country and your people,’ God said, ‘and go to the land I will show you. 4 “So […]

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