Follow | Week: 1

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Please explore the following resources that our Resource Team curated. We think they will help you as you dive deeper into the topics discussed in our sermon series Follow.

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Recommended Articles:

Desiring God - "The Art of One-Anothering: How the Church Loves Like Christ"

“We live in a world with its own set of one-anothers: one-another brokenness, one-another enmity, one-another manipulation, one-another selfishness. And local churches exist to show a different way of life — a different Lord of life. This Lord reconciles us not only to himself, but to each other, creating one-another love out of one-another pain.”

Desiring God - "Community Covers a Thousand Threats"

“Rarely have I seen someone who is seemingly warm to Jesus walk away all at once. Usually it has included a slow distancing to the means of God’s grace called “fellowship.” But week in, week out, life-on-life, non-negotiable Christian community covers a thousand threats”

The Gospel Coalition - "Christian Community Isn't An Optional Add-On for Believers"

“Therefore, as God’s people, we should constantly be longing for fellowship with one another, in every season of life, for the sake of our spiritual growth and godliness. Meeting in fellowship as God’s people is rewarding and priceless.”

The Gospel Coalition - "We're Hurt, and Healed, in Community"

“The good news is that spiritual community is possible. True belonging can be found. And God loves you enough to use your pain to bring about much good, both in your life and in those around you.”

Ligonier Ministries - "Why Do We Need Community?"

“No amount of marriage, family, church, or friendships will substitute for the fundamental loneliness we will experience if we try to live apart from God. A large part of the Christian hope is that we will live forever in a perfect heavenly community.”

Recommended Podcasts:

Warehouse Podcast

Welcome to The Warehouse! Has a Sunday sermon ever left you running to Google with new theological questions? Have you ever wished that you could peer behind the curtain to see how the message comes together? That’s where we come in! Here at Cornerstone Church, we spend hours every week talking about the Bible. This is the place to learn about Scripture, dive into its context, and study the Bible’s cultural background. Come to the Warehouse–where we’ll extend the stuff you learn from the stage. 

Knowing Faith - #55 (Acts 2)

“In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley jump into Acts 2, discussing what it means to speak in tongues and the work and role of the Holy Spirit. They talk about the missiological nature of speaking in tongues, Peter's sermon at Pentecost, and the church in Acts 2: 42-47.”

With the Perrys - A Random Conversation About Church

“Many of us got comfortable not going to church through the pandemic and we’re slowly finding our way back. The Bible tells us we need other Christians and we’re missing something if we don’t gather together to hear God’s Word. But our relationship to church can still be complicated. Jackie and Preston’s conversation today covers topics like worship style preferences, doctrinally sound preaching and discipleship, the pressure that local pastors face because of social media, and the topic of church hurt.”

Ask Pastor John - For Christian Loners

“There are a lot of Christian loners — some by choice, and some not by choice. And my point was that God’s aim in the death and resurrection and work of Christ today is to move people beyond that stage if they are in it.”

Recommended Videos:

Bible Project - "What Happened at Pentecost and Why It's Important"

“The book of Acts shows how God fulfilled His ancient promises to restore His blessing to all the nations through the offspring of Abraham: Jesus of Nazareth. In this video, we'll explore how Jesus and the Spirit renew the people of Israel and prepare them to announce good news to the nations.”

Bible Project - "Book of Acts Summary: A Complete Animated Overview (Part 1)"

“Watch our overview video on the book of Acts, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Acts, Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to empower his disciples as they carry the good news of his kingdom to the nations of the world.”

Recommended Sermons:

Matt Chandler - Acts (Part 2) - "The Church is Born"

“The Holy Spirit's coming creates a seismic shift in the hearts of the Apostles. Peter's explanation becomes the first distinctively Christian sermon. People are cut to the heart, and the Church grows by 3,000. The young Church walks in unity and garners praise from the people. Salvations become commonplace.”

R.C. Sproul - "Life in the Early Church" (Acts 2:42-47)

“In this sermon, R.C. Sproul examines the life of the early apostolic church as they participated in doctrine, fellowship, the Lord’s Supper, and prayer together, and what this picture of church life means for us today.”

John Piper - "We Need Each Other: Christian Fellowship as a Means of Perseverance"

“If you’re a Christian you are united to Christ in a mutual bond with all other Christians. You are, therefore, in a profound, eternal relationship of love with all believers.”

Other Recommended Resources:

Bible Project - Book of Acts | Guide with Key Information and Resources