I was glad when they said unto me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord!"
Advent Services - Wednesdays at Noon and 7:30 pm in the Gathering Area.
Noah's Park is open during the 10:30 Worship Service and all children throug the fifth grade are welcome to come and meet Honk, Ponder, Dreamer, and Strech as they learn more about how special they are and how awesome JESUS and His Father are. So come and explore the Cozy Cave and explore the fun of the Campsite Capers.
In The Footsteps of The Apostle Paul.
Philippi, Greece. Acts 16:16-39.
In the winter of 49/50 AD, Apostle Paul arrived in Philippi with his companions Silas, Timothy, and Luke (the physician and future author of the Gospel of Luke). They stayed here for several days.
After baptizing Lydia (the 1st Christian convert in Europe) and her household (the 1st Christian Church in Europe) in the river Gangiti (Acts 16:13-15) Apostle Paul and his companions were followed for many days by a slave girl. “One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave-girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. Acts 16:16” This girl kept shouting that Paul and his companions were servants of the most High God proclaiming the way to be saved.
After several days of this behavior the Apostle Paul turned around and ordered the evil spirit out of the girl. Though this demonstrated the power of Jesus over the Roman gods the girl’s owners were outraged as they lost a major source of revenue. This resulted in Apostle Paul and Silas being brought before the rulers of the city and a gathered crowd publicly stripped and beaten and thrown in prison. While in prison Apostle Paul and Silas shared the good news of Jesus with a Philippian prison guard who, along with his family, were then baptized.