A.D. — The Fire of First Christianity

NBC has a new miniseries called A.D. The Bible Continues.  It is based on the first 10 chapters of the book of Acts; the story of the first Christ-followers and their faith, passion, and sacrifice.


I saw the first episode on Easter Sunday, which was the set up for the series. The disciples were afraid and scattered after the crucifixion and trying to decide what to do. The next episode will begin with the Resurrection and go into the bold and radical, early days of Christianity. The weak and fearful disciples will become champions for Christ and “turn the world upside down.” You need to see this.

I love the book of Acts. It moves me to my bones. It shakes the complacency out of me. It causes me to want to experience the type of Christianity that the early disciples did. A couple of years ago, I read through the book of Acts, ten times in a row.  So I’m thrilled that it is coming to TV.

–“People are hungry for stories of faith. People are hungry for hope. ‘A.D.’ is a great big feast that we believe will satiate that hunger.” –Roma Downey

Watch it if you dare!

Here are my thoughts after watching NBC’s A.D.’s 2nd episode:
How did the first Christ-followers overcome . . . A crucified Savior — Scared & shaken-up disciples — A violent & hostile Roman government — An angry religious establishment — Accusations of body snatching?
–There was only one way — the power and presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ!

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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