Sunday, September 03, 2017
Passage: Acts 14
We continue our journey through Chapter 14.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Passage: Acts 14:1-7
We begin our walk through of Acts 14.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Passage: Acts 13:13-43
A review of last week goes deeper into the Bible's warning against idolatry and the occult; Barnabas and Saul depart from Cyprus and head into Asia Minor where the physical and human element of missions becomes evident; Paul's sermon to the Jews and Gentiles at the synagogue reveal forgiveness and justification by the gospel, and Paul demonstrates a commitment to the art of communicating the gospel.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Passage: Acts 13:1-12
Luke reflects on how Barnabas and Saul were separated by God unto the mission field and we look at 4 characteristics of the person God would use for the work of the ministry. When they arrive in Cyprus we get a lesson in what our role is as God's ambassadors through the example of the first missionaries.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Passage: Acts 12:11-25
Acts 12 finishes by picking up after Peter's famous angelic prison break. Two responses to God's work are revealed: God's work will enlarge the faith of the faithful; but for the unbelieving it will be ignored and lead to a proud demise. Peter's deliverance reveals that God honors even weak faith and we see how God overcomes the temptations of the flesh, the spiritual power of the enemy, and the expectations of this world.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Passage: Acts 11:19-30
As the gospel spreads into the gentile cities of Asia Minor, the early church sends Barnabas to reinforce the faith of the newly minted church in Antioch. While there, Barnabas teaches a powerful lesson on what it means to keep our commitments to the Lord, and exactly how to keep those commitments.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Passage: Acts 10:1-43
While Peter spends time ministering in the port city of Joppa, he and a distant gentile centurion have complimentary visions from the Lord. One vision is a warning, and the other, a directive to put down the old ways. The result is that the gospel is preached for the first time to a gentile.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Passage: Acts 9:10-31
After his conversion, Saul (Paul) is welcomed into the church by two different men, Ananias and Barnabas. Over a three year period, God uses those men to confirm the apostle in his purpose and calling in ministry to the Lord. Both men teach us important aspects of what it means to be used by God in the lives of others, and how to respond to God's calling in ministry.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Passage: Acts 9:1-9
The Christian-killing Saul meets the life-illuminating Jesus on the road to Damascus and we find out that no man is un-redeemable by the blood of Jesus.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Passage: Acts 8:26-40
God sometimes calls his servants away from places of obvious blessing and tells us to go to places that have the appearance of being less certain. But based upon the character of the one who has called us, the risen and magnified Jesus, that calling can be received with confidence. Phillip exemplifies a willingness to respond to God's calling with vigor, and shows us what it is to be always ready, allowing faith to transcend the highs and lows of life and ministry.