The Birth of the Church
Acts 2:41 CSB – So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand people were added to them.
What human actions contributed to the birth and explosive growth of the church?
New Life @ 30
Acts 1:4-8 CSB – While he was with them, he commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise. “Which,” he said, “you have heard me speak about; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit in a few days.” So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 
Acts 1:12-14 CSB – Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem—a Sabbath day’s journey away. When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James. They all were continually united in prayer, along with the women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
The power of God is unleashed by united prayer
“No great spiritual awakening has begun anywhere in the world apart from united prayer.” – J. Edwin Orr
Prayer movement of 1857
Commit to united prayer
Hear? Obey? Share?
  • “Forgive me”
  • “Pour out Your Spirit on us”
  • “Make us hunger for You”
  • “Help us live lives that honor You”
  • “Empower us to be Your witnesses”
  • “Revive the church across NOVA”
  • “Awaken the lost across NOVA”