Sunday, February 17, 2019
After Stephen's death the church in Jerusalem enters an increasingly hostile ministry environment. People begin to scatter into the surrounding regions taking the gospel with them. In this message we consider a series of significant principles about hope, persecution and spiritual warfare.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
In this study of Stephen's history lesson to the Jewish rulers, we have learned how Abraham had a relationship with God without a temple and we have seen how Joseph was rejected but God still used him to redeem his people and the whole world. In this study we learn about Moses: his heart & his identity. We also see the religious leaders exposed for who they truly are.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
For the past couple of months Pastor Brandon has been walking us through the book of Acts. Today Pastor Sam shared his heart with us surveying the first four chapters of Acts, giving us keys to ministering in the power of God.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Last week we were introduced to Stephen, a deacon in the church and a man of great wisdom. His power was his great faith that invited the Holy Spirit to speak mightily through him. In this message we find the Jewish people stirred up against Stephen, making accusations against him. Here we see Stephen respond with great clarity and peace in the midst of temptation - - a testimony to us of who we ought to be as ministers of the gospel.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Review of Acts
Sunday, December 09, 2018
In this passage we find the early church dealing with perceived needs of their growing congregation. We learn from the apostles what it means to meet the needs of the flock while prioritizing what God prioritizes. Learn how the apostles dealt with their leadership void and the value of a biblical approach.
Sunday, December 02, 2018
Last week we looked at what it meant to live an unsafe gospel life, one unafraid of risk. This week we look to the apostles as a testimony of faith that is unwavering. We ought to obey God rather than men!
Sunday, November 25, 2018
We see in the lost world an obsession with safety, that is an aversion to difficulty, conflict, suffering and pain. This culture of safety-ism has impacted God's people producing complacent Christians, unwilling to take risks in faith. Acts 5 shows us a young church that was willing to put their "safety" on the line for the sake of God's glory.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Here we see the church growing in numbers but also growing in strength. So often in churches today physical growth results in accommodations and compromises that eventually dilute the mission. What can we learn from these early believers to help us through times of transition? We also find a testimony of giving:The Patron & The Impostors...what might we be holding back from God? Are we in danger of hypocrisy?
Sunday, November 04, 2018
On the heals of oppression from the religious rulers the apostles return to their friends where a prayer meeting ensues. The early believers teach us great things from their prayer lives. What value does corporate prayer have? What should the content of our our prayers be when the church comes together? What do we pray in times of ministry crisis and oppression?