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).
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  • 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).
  • Jul 8, 2018Light to the World Part 3
    Jul 8, 2018
    Light to the World Part 3
    I. Living the light. Matt. 5:13-16
     
         1. Why salt?  5:13
         2.Why light?  5:14-16
     
    II.Exposing by light. Eph. 5:8 & 10-11
    1. Your life.  5:8
    2. His standards.  5:10-11
                Philippians 1:12  NKJV  “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” III.  Walk in the light.  I John 1:5-7
    1. Lip service.  1:5-6
    2. Life service 1:7

                  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

                  Psalm 119:105  NKJV

                  “The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”  Psalm 119:130 NKJV

                  “Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him and He in him.  And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.”  I John 3:24 NKJV

  • Jul 1, 2018The Light of the World part 2
    Jul 1, 2018
    The Light of the World part 2
     
    Dr. Gene Balding
    The Light of the World Part 2
    John 1:1-12
     
    I. Before the beginning began. 
    A. The Genesis Connection.
    B. John and Genesis give us the creation sequence.
    II. The one who began the beginning.
    A. Equality with the father.
    B. He is God's full and final word.
    III. Light and Life.
    A. The true light.
    B. The everlasting light.
     
  • 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 10, 2018A world without light Part 1
    Jun 10, 2018
    A world without light Part 1
    Dr. Gene Balding
    A World without light Part 1
    Genesis 1:1-3
     
    I. An unusual situation.
    II. Dealing with difficult issues.
         A. Views of the text.
         B. Problem with darkness.
         C. Conflicting scripture.
    III. Causes of the chaos
    IV. The new creation
           A. All of mankind has fallen.
           B. What God did for the earth in Genesis, He wants to do for you.
     
  • 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).