As we look at the narrative of the early church in the book of Acts, we observe seven imperatives which made it possible for them to reach the whole known world with the gospel of the kingdom.  They did this without the benefit of the media or any other form of technology.  These imperatives are the Word of God, the Holy Spirit of God, transformed disciples, a vital and vibrant community (the church), the effectual and aggressive proclamation of the message, the propagation of that message as a result of persecution, and the advancement of the kingdom of God.

Selfless devotion to the person of Christ is the result of the sound teaching of the Word of God.  The Scriptures all point to a full message of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus which permeates the whole counsel of God.  This Word increases via accurate and consistent teaching.  As it is taught, it is important for those who hear it to search it daily for personal transformation and in order to guard themselves from evil and error.


Pictured:  ΙΧΘΥΣ – According to tradition, ancient Christians, during their persecution by the Roman Empire in the first few centuries after Christ, used the fish symbol to mark meeting places and tombs, or to distinguish friends from foes. Learn more: