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.
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!
In John 20:22, the Resurrected Christ breathed on His disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Then nearly 7 weeks later the Ascended Christ poured out the gift the Father had promised, the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4; 2:4,17,33). We look into these two different experiences of “receiving the Holy Spirit” and the supernatural results that Sprit-filled believers can expect, individually and corporately.
We live in the era of the Holy Spirit, when the Spirit of God advances the mission of God through the church of God. What does the mission of the Holy Spirit look like, and how does He work in and through us to accomplish that mission? Pastor Andy briefly examines five stories from the Book of Acts that reveal the Spirit on mission.