Sep 9, 2018
When you pray for the best, but the worst happens.
Acts 8:1-8
 
The point: We can hope. We can pray. But, there are times that God allows the worst case scenario to play out. When He does, He is glorified and the Kingdom is advanced.
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  • Sep 9, 2018When you pray for the best, but the worst happens.
    Sep 9, 2018
    When you pray for the best, but the worst happens.
    Acts 8:1-8
     
    The point: We can hope. We can pray. But, there are times that God allows the worst case scenario to play out. When He does, He is glorified and the Kingdom is advanced.
  • Aug 26, 2018The Testimony of Dead Man
    Aug 26, 2018
    The Testimony of Dead Man
    Series: (All)
    Acts 7:54-60
     
    The point: Of all the things Stephen said to the Sanhedrin, his greatest statement came from a gracious death. He was a man full of the Holy Spirit.
     
    I. An angered response (v. 54).
    II. An impassioned plea (vs. 55-57).
    III. A fitting end (vs. 58-60).
  • Aug 19, 2018An Old Testament Sermon for a New Testament People
    Aug 19, 2018
    An Old Testament Sermon for a New Testament People
    Series: (All)
    Acts 7: 1 - 53
     
    The Point: Stephen's response to the Sanhedrin's charges was to remind them from whence the came, and that history wasn't pretty.
     
    I. The Lord's patience with Israel.
    II. The Lord's warning to us.
     
  • Jul 29, 2018Stephen: A deacon to remember
    Jul 29, 2018
    Stephen: A deacon to remember
    Acts 6:8-15
     
    The Point: Stephen may have been the shortest-tenured deacon in the history of the local church, but his impact may never be eclipsed.
     
    I. He was empowered like Jesus (v.8).
    II. He spoke with unanswerable wisdom like Jesus (vs. 9-10).
    III. He suffered well like Jesus (vs. 11-15).
  • Jul 22, 2018Journey of Servanthood
    Jul 22, 2018
    Journey of Servanthood
    Acts 6:1-7
     
    The Point: As the Gospel spread to different cultures, those individual cultures became one family. When conflict rises in family, the family should be proactive in resolving it biblically.
     
    I. The struggle (v.1).
    II. The solution (vs. 2-6).
    III. The statement (v.7).
  • Jul 15, 2018How far would you go?
    Jul 15, 2018
    How far would you go?
    Acts 5:17-42
     
    The Point: Many times our greatest witness to a lost world comes not from the words that come from our mouths. It comes, instead, from our response to adversity.
     
    I. The Apostles met adversity (vs 17-26).
    II. The Apostles responded with grace (vs. 27-32).
    III. The Sanhedrin's response mirror modern society (vs. 33-42).
  • Jun 24, 2018Prayer Time….It’s the best time!
    Jun 24, 2018
    Prayer Time….It’s the best time!
    Series: This is Us
    Nehemiah 1 - 2
     
    The Point: The Bible is full of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary tasks to the glory of God. Prayer is always a central figure in the accomplishment of extraordinary work.
     
    I. Prayer unpacked.
    II. Prayer unleashed.
  • Jun 17, 2018Baptism: Somebody Testify
    Jun 17, 2018
    Baptism: Somebody Testify
    Series: This is Us
     
     
    Acts: 16:30-34
     
    The Point: Baptism isn't just a number that is counted for church records. It's an individual's testimony of a life that has been restored, but it is also a call for accountability from his or her church family as the new believer walks the path of discipleship.
     
    I. Baptism is deeply personal.
    II. Baptism is unashamedly public.
  • Jun 3, 2018Ecclesiology: If this is us, what do we do? Part 2
    Jun 3, 2018
    Ecclesiology: If this is us, what do we do? Part 2
    Series: This is Us
     
    I Peter 2:5-9; Hebrews 4:14-16
     
    The Point: The local church is a concentrated collection of the "hands and feet" of Jesus. It is also a place for the ministry of the Holy Spirit to work. We may think we can survive without committing to it, but how can we say we're committed to Jesus when we only have passive interest in that which He loves most, His bride.
     
    So what do we do with this?
     
    I. We repent.
    II. We gather:
          A. To remember.
          B. To forget.
    III. We obey.
  • May 27, 2018Ecclesiology: The Really Is Us
    May 27, 2018
    Ecclesiology: The Really Is Us
    Series: This is Us
    Ephesians 2:17-22
     
    The Point: The local church is a concentrated collection of the "hands and feet" of Jesus. It is also a conduit for the ministry of the Holy Spirit to work. We may think we can survive without committing to it, but how can we say we're committed to Jesus when we only have passive interest in that which He loves most, His bride?
     
    I. Religion without relationships should feel tense (vs 17-19).
    II. Jesus creates for himself a people in whom he dwells (vs 20-22).