Sermon Date: July 21, 2019
Speaker: Pastor Martin Hawley
Two thousand years ago, a gathering of people in a middle eastern city began a movement that would circle the globe and leave its mark on individuals and cultures on every continent. This movement eventually became known as The Church.
The church is a movement. And … it’s still moving.
Whether you consider yourself a church person or not, you’re invited to join us for this seven-part series, Enormous Church, as Pastor Hawley brings life to the story of the earliest gatherings of Christians.
Part 1 of 7: Day One (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:6-8; Acts 2): The church was born as a movement. It’s still moving. What comes to mind when you hear the word "church"? In the first century, they didn't think building, rows, pews, robes, hymnals, bands, or liturgy because they had none of that. Church was simply a multiplying, multicultural gathering of people who came together around one belief: Jesus is the risen Christ, the Savior of the world, the son of the living God.