Sunday, September 15, 2019
Jonah is often referred to as the “Missionary Prophet” and yet his thought life was so out of sync with God’s will that he rebels at every turn. In his best moments he is reluctant and in his worst moments he is faithless, consumed by his emotions, obsessed with his circumstances and full of fear. As a ministry of missions minded young people, how do we avoid falling prey to a thought life that hinders fellowship with God and stunts fruitfulness in our lives?
Sunday, August 25, 2019
As we close out the twelfth chapter of Acts, we receive several quick stories about the dangers of impeding the glory and power of God. It is common, either in pride or in our good intention, to live life in a way that inhibits God receiving the glory that’s due him. As believers we ought not be a distraction in any way to the value of God and his worship.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Many of us have a false narrative in our minds about what it means to be the child of God. Being a Christian does not guarantee us an easy life, in facts it’s a warrant for suffering. In Acts 12 we find the apostle James murdered and we see Peter delivered from a prison cell. How does God deliver? Who does God deliver? Why does God deliver? How can we learn to trust him regardless?
Sunday, August 04, 2019
Part 2 of “The Model Church” further explores the qualities of the church of Antioch. What made them such a fruitful church? How can we as a church and ministry owning our faith and development the same way they did?
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Acts 11 introduces us to the model New Testament church. We begin a study of the Church of Antioch, a church the broke from cultural Christianity for the sake of the gospel. In Acts 11 we investigate the character of the Antioch leaders, their purposes in ministry and how God used this church to start the first true missions movement.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
As we conclude our study of Peter and Cornelius, we discover several more principles dealing with the character of a gospel messenger. We also gain some key doctrinal insight on how God presents salvation moving forward in scripture.
Sunday, July 07, 2019
Peter has come to Cornelius and a crowd of Greeks who are anxiously awaiting a spiritual word. Peter shares the heart of God concerning humanity and presents the gospel in a powerful way. In this passage we learn many different principles as well as celebrate the simplicity of the gospel message.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
How do we know when we are hearing from God and not some other source such as our emotions or personal will? How do we convert our doubts and perplexities into vision and purposed obedience? Acts 10 teaches us how God’s word is affirmed in our lives and how we are guided in his will.
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Every Christian who has ever been called to "more", called to go deep in their walk, has struggled with doubt. The Apostle Peter had them too and he didn't know what to do with them until he allowed God's simple words change his heart and mind. Acts 10 teaches us how to hear God call us out of our fear in order to see his will from his perspective.
Sunday, June 02, 2019
In this sermon we are introduced to the mighty and meek Roman Centurion Cornelius. From all external and internal appearances he was a man who had everything, that is besides the one thing that would make him complete - - - to know Jesus Christ. God sends Peter in response to Cornelius's prayers; who or what has God put in your life to draw you to him? Will you resist or receive his answer to your prayers?