ACS: Ruth

The lives of Ruth and Boaz paint a picture for us of what faithfulness looks like. They are committed to do what God desires, they go above and beyond what is required of them, and God rewards and works through their faithfulness. The application of this lesson is to think through your own commitments. What are you committed to (if anything)? Do you think your commitments honor God? Are you faithful to what God desires? If so expect God to reward and work through your faithfulness…

ACS: Amos

The prophet Amos is a prophet that has been called by God to preach a difficult message to the people of Israel. He preaches a message that reminds us that God cares about the justice of the poor, needy, and oppressed. We also learn that God cares about his own justice as he refuses to accept worship from the people who live unfaithful lives. Finally, our message today reveals that Amos was a man who was called, committed, and courageous…

ACS: Mary of Bethany

What makes Mary so free-spirited? God has freed her Spirit so that she is not so easily pushed by others in the wrong direction. Though we will always have others putting their expectations on us, if God has freed our Spirit we can still do the right thing. We know God has truly freed us if our heart is in the right place and we truly desire to do what’s right…

ACS: Paul

During his life, Paul lives with a powerful sense that the spirit is working effectively in his life. Take a journey with Paul to three instances in his missionary journeys where the Spirit was guiding him.How is your life wrapped up in the calling of the spirit?…

ACS: John the Apostle

John becomes a person who is deepened by God’s love. But the single most important influence in producing this transformation of love — was namely, Jesus’ notable love for John. So, how do we become people of love?…