Series: Together: The Power of the Local Church

The Power of the Messy Local Church

A glance at church history, both ancient and recent, reminds us how messy the church can become. The church is made up of people, and people are sinful. Therefore, the church will always have its struggles. Join us as we talk about the importance of never giving up on the church, even when it lets […]

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The Power of Mentoring

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The Power of Doctrine

One of the early disagreements in the church was how to treat Gentile converts to Christianity. Some believed it was necessary for them to subscribe to certain Jewish practices; others did not want to add unnecessary burdens. Join us as we talk about the power of sound doctrine and how it should always build up […]

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The Power of Persecution

When we think of the word persecution, pleasant thoughts do not typically come to mind. However, persecution was the impetus that scattered the church outside of Jerusalem. If it weren’t for persecution, many of the believers would not have left Jerusalem. Join us as we talk about the great debt we owe to those who […]

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The Power of Generosity

One of the most powerful marks of the early church was its generosity. They shared everything they had to the degree that there were no needy persons among them. Join us as we examine the power of a generous church. January 26 – The Power of Generosity Acts 4:32-37

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The Power of Leadership

Here at BRAC, we take seriously the importance of leadership, and we strive to structure our governance to that of the early church. Join us as we talk about the strategy used by the early church to recruit and empower people to serve in their local churches. January 19 – The Power of Leadership Acts […]

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The Power of Fellowship

As the church grew to over 3,000 believers, they began meeting together and devoting themselves to teaching, prayer, and care. Join us next week as we talk about what it means to establish rhythms of worship together. January 12 – The Power of Fellowship Acts 2:42-47

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The Power of an Outward Focus

When the Holy Spirit descended on the believers at Pentecost, they began speaking in other languages. This enabled people from all over the world to understand the Gospel and to receive baptism. The Holy Spirit wants to empower the church for the purpose of sharing the Gospel with the unchurched. When a local church takes […]

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