How do we seize the God-given opportunities to share Jesus with others? Looking at Acts 8:26-40, we learn some very practical tips from the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.
Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad deeds. It all depends on the principles that direct them.” What are the principles that drive our ambitions? In Acts 8:1-25, we see three very ambitious people, with three very different outcomes of their ambition.
In our society, we have a crisis of integrity. But what is integrity and how can we live with integrity? Proverbs 20:7 shows us it’s more than we often think, and the Bible guides us to a life lived with integrity.
We conclude Acts 7, looking at Stephen’s sermon to the Sanhedrin. We have an opportunity to do today what they didn’t: repent.
God’s plan for His people is unstoppable, but sometimes it doesn’t unfold in the way we expect. How well do we do when God’s plan doesn’t meet our expectations? What can we learn from Israel’s deliverance out of Ancient Egypt that will encourage our hearts towards God today?
God has an unstoppable plan to save the world. In this message, we go back in time 3,800 years to see God’s plan unfolding in the life of Joseph. God had a plan for Joseph, and God has a plan for you.
As a movement, Christianity has been unstoppable the past 2,000 years. But, its beginning goes back further than the Book of Acts. Our faith actually began about 4,000 years ago with a promise God made to a man named Abram. This is that story.
In Acts 6:1-7, the apostles delegate authority in the church so they may continue to focus on ministry of the Word. Christ humbled Himself and came to serve mankind. To be like Christ, we also must serve each other, considering others to be better than ourselves.
As we turn to Acts 5:17-42 and see how the apostles were treated by the religious leaders of the day, we ask why anyone would want to suffer for Jesus. But, as this passage reveals, we discover that Jesus is worth it!
What does church unity look like and how is it threatened? Acts 4:32-5:16 teaches us about unity, and how Satan tries to destroy it. We also learn about God’s holiness and His expectation of our obedience.
What should we do when we’re faced with a challenge or problem in life that threatens our ability to follow Jesus? Acts 4:23-31 shows us what the first Christians did when they experienced this, and we can learn from their example how to pray Kingdom-prayers and have the victory.
How do you know if you’re growing as a disciple, or making any progress following Jesus? Galatians 5:22-23 teaches us that the fruit of the Spirit is a sign of life and growth as a follower of Jesus.
A disciple is someone who is actually following Jesus. Discipleship happens when the Spirit applies the Word to our lives in the context of the church to help us follow in Jesus’ footsteps. In this message, we dig into the context of the church and discover that discipleship happens in three places: a gathered place, a scattered place, and a close place.
Every plant needs water, soil, and sunlight to grow, even though every plant grows differently. In the same way, every disciple experiences spiritual growth differently, and yet we all need three essential ingredients to continue growing spiritually.
What is a disciple? How do we live as disciples of Jesus? We turn to Matthew 4:18-22 and take our cues from Jesus.
Why do we celebrate Easter? What is the significance of the resurrection? Does it really matter that Jesus lives? These are the questions the Bible answers in our Easter celebration worship service.
What is Palm Sunday and why do we celebrate it? What’s the deal with the palm leaves? Christians do weird things, and playing with leaves in church is one of them. But, as we’ll see, it has great significance for life both now and in the future.
Peter and John are called before the Sanhedrin to explain the healing of the crippled man and their teaching in the name of Jesus. Peter and John boldly confront the Sanhedrin, bearing witness to the Truth. God is working out His plan to spread the Gospel and grow His church. Part of God’s plan is for believers to be His witnesses, starting in Jerusalem, and now all around the world.
In the name of Jesus miracles occur! What does it mean to have faith in His “name?” And how are we expected to participate in His miraculous power of healing extended towards us?
What is a “normal” Christian life? We turn to Acts 2:42-47 to see what normal life was like for the very first Christians. How “normal” is your life as a follower of Jesus?