The Church at Antioch - First Century Lessons for Church Life Today by William Nelson and published by Day One Publications.
n this book we are invited to travel back in time to the year AD 45 and to the city of Antioch, an important trade, commercial and cultural centre, but also the location of the first Gentile church to be mentioned in the Bible.
It was here that followers of Jesus were first called ‘Christians’. Drawing from the book of Acts and elsewhere in the New Testament, William Nelson pieces together a picture of this church and discovers that it was one from which we have much to learn. Led by godly leaders who were faithful in their teaching, and as a praying, evangelistic, Holy Spirit-led, united, giving, hospitable, maturing and encouraging fellowship, the church of Antioch provides us with a template for church life today.