Sun, Sep 02, 2018
Duration: 44 mins 30 secs
Jesus sent his apostles to advance the good news of His resurrection and kingly reign. The church has lived as sent people ever since. Of course, being sent has a precedent in the Old Testament: Abraham, Moses, and Israel were sent people. And when sent people know their purpose and hear others praise God for their work, they fulfill their task with vigor.
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
Duration: 38 mins 13 secs
The early church threatened everything. Its followers did not set out to overturn the religious, political, economic, or moral standards of society. They set out to bear witness to Jesus as Lord. Their loyalty to the risen and ascended king, however, made them dangerous because neither lobbyists, legalists, nor morally lax crowds could persuade them to shut up and stop loving others in Jesus's name. The modern day church could learn a few lessons from their fearless proclamation of Jesus is Lord.
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Duration: 46 mins 32 secs
Health things grow. This includes people and plants and local churches. Growth is not simply a numbers game, but it includes spiritual depth, as well. The book of Acts records dramatic growth of the church, showing the partnership between God and his people who were committed to spreading His word.
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
Duration: 46 mins 49 secs
The Holy Spirit is shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. We know what the Spirit does; we don't always know how the He works. Bu the book of Acts records his falling, fitting, filling, fortifying, and focusing of the early church. There is no church without the Spirit.
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Duration: 41 mins 40 secs
Jesus is the cornerstone to the church. When Luke wrote his gospel account and sequel (Acts), he wanted his readers to be convinced of Jesus' works and committed to his work. In our skeptical and busy age, the need for conviction and commitment remain relevant. This sermon traces six key aspects of Jesus' ministry so church members better know their Savior, Messiah, and Lord.