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
Monday, December 31, 2018
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?
Sunday, October 28, 2018
There is so much fear and anxiety in our world today. So many Christians in our world are hindered in their witness because they are afraid of cultural rejection and retribution. For the Christian, fear is the fabrication of lies that call us to question the authority of God. The apostles Peter and John teach us in Acts 4 how to be bold and face rejection with joy and confidence in Christ.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Acts chapter 3 is a testimony of what happens when the followers of Christ are sensitive to God's leading. When we begin to get God's heart we begin to see those "certain people" who would otherwise blend in to our busy lives. What can God do when we are intentional to seek souls?