Our Mailing Address:  2848 County Road H2 - Mounds View - 55112

Phone (763) 784-1786 - Fax (763) 784-1927

  Sunday Worship Times: 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 11:00 am

Bible Study and Sunday School: 10:00 am

WEEK 1 - Pentecost 

         “Now what?” That was the question on many of the disciple’s minds after our first reading this week. The disciples had left everything in order to follow Jesus. He had changed their lives and died for their sins. He had also defeated death by rising again, but soon after ascended into heaven. He was their savior, and their leader, and now He was gone.

 

            What were they to do next? As we have seen over and over again throughout the Gospels, the disciples were not brave and they certainly weren’t leaders who could formulate a spectacular plan on their own, they were fearful and inept admirers. Their main tactic when faced by resistance or persecution was usually to run away and hide.

 

            But something happens to them. When He ascended, Christ promised that He would send the Holy Spirit and He would change them, and that is exactly what He did. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit and people who just moments before were filled with fear and anxiety became courageous followers of Christ who could not keep silent about what God had done for them. Through the Holy Spirit’s power, the disciples went out and started telling people about the life changing news of Jesus. The Holy Spirit then worked in the hearer’s hearts too and they believed. These miraculous events are the beginning of the Church and by extension, Messiah.

Week 1 Readings

To read the text online, click on the readings or their descriptions. To listen to the verses each day, use the player below the readings.  Dates Marked with ** have a video Bible Study also shown below.

September 12th, 2016 – Acts1:1-26 – Jesus just ascended... now what? **

September 13th, 2016 – Acts 2:1-41 – Are these even the same guys? **

September 14th, 2016 – Acts 2:42-47 - The first Christians

September 15th, 2016 – Acts 3:1-10 - Peter heals a crippled man

September 16th, 2016 – Acts 3:11-26 – Peter explains what he did and uses it to point to Christ

September 17th, 2016 – Acts 4:1-22 – Peter and John are brought before the Sanhedrin

September 18th, 2016 – Acts 4:23-31 – Peter and John are released

 .

 

Audio Readings


 

 

Videos

Stuff They Didn't Teach Me in Sunday School

 

SEPTEMBER 12: Episode 146
Where's Your Crown?

 

SEPTEMBER 13: Episode 147
Something's Different This Pentecost

 

The Plan Bible Reading Schedule and weekly intros © Rev. Kurt Klaus 2013

“Stuff They Didn’t Teach Me In Sunday School” ©  Lutheran Hour Ministries 2013

The Scripture readings are from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™    If you would like to purchase a Bible like the ones we are using in church please visit Biblica.