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Bible Reading Plan


Into new territory (Acts 16:1-40)

30 Jul 2023 | 11:00 am
If you pray for wisdom about a particular decision, and then find yourself coming to a conclusion you hadn’t expected, you either go with it or you decide that you didn’t really mean that prayer in the first place. It is likely that Paul went through such a process before he chose Timothy as a
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The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1-41)

23 Jul 2023 | 11:00 am
Acts 15 is about controversy in the early church. We can understand Paul and Peter, who insist that God has granted Gentiles repentance that leads to life without the Gentiles needing to be circumcised (as we saw in Acts 11). And we can understand the circumcision faction, who are named more
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Open Doors and Opposition (Acts 14:1-28)

16 Jul 2023 | 11:00 am
As long as our churches are places where we struggle to sustain an hour or two of public worship per week, with “real life” only minimally affected by it, we will be like a bunch of vaguely religious cows in a field, mooing on Sunday mornings and chewing the cud the rest of the time. But if we
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To Jews First and Gentiles Also (Acts 13:1-52)

09 Jul 2023 | 11:00 am
Luke now comes to a turning point in his story. Here we are at the start of an extraordinary triple journey which will take Paul across Turkey and Greece and back again, then again once more, and finally off to Rome itself. We would much prefer the story to be one of gentle persuasion rather
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The True King Rules (Acts 12:1-25)

02 Jul 2023 | 11:00 am
After initial opposition from the chief priests and then persecution initiated by a zealous young Pharisee, the followers of Jesus now at last come in for royal attention. Herod Agrippa I was thought of by the Jewish population as “their man,” trusted more or less by the Romans but also popular
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Controversy and Vindication (Acts 11:1-30)

25 Jun 2023 | 11:00 am
With what took place in the home of Cornelius, Gentiles were admitted as full members of the new and rapidly developing Jesus family without having to become Jews in the process. In his otherwise fast-paced narrative, Luke gives the story several repetitions. We can only conclude that for Luke
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God shows no favoritism (Acts 9:32-10:48)

18 Jun 2023 | 11:00 am
Sermon by Georgi Georgiev. June 18, 2023, 11 am 13 Bratia Shkorpil St., Varna
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Saul meets Jesus (Acts 9:1-31)

11 Jun 2023 | 11:00 am
If the death and resurrection of Jesus was the hinge that finally opened the great door of history, then the conversion of Saul of Tarsus to God was the moment when all the ancient promises of God came together, rolled into a ball, and rushed through that open door out into the wide world
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Pentecost: a new beginning (Acts 2)

04 Jun 2023 | 11:00 am
Looking back to Joel’s prophecy (Joel 2:28-32) and forward to the promise for sending the Holy Spirit in Christ’s last words on earth before His ascention (Acts 1:8), Pentecost signals the beginning of the Church era. Sermon by pastor Tim Awtrey. June 4th, 2023, 11 am 13 Bratia
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