At the very first church service in history, the Apostle Peter preached the sermon that is the bedrock of our faith, the unstoppable message that defines what Christianity is. Let’s dig into Acts 2:14-41 and find out what that rock is on which Christ built His church.
Acts 2:1-13 records a turning point in human history: the day on which God the Holy Spirit was poured out on all followers of Jesus. We’ll see what some of the practical implications of this incredible event are for us today.
In Ephesians 3:14-21, the Apostle Paul prayed for the church. The same prayer he prayed for his church is the prayer we're praying for ours: that God would drench us in his overwhelming love to know what goes beyond the limits of knowledge and be filled with all the fullness of God.
Pastor Andy continues the series on prayer with a look at Psalm 16, a prayer of dependence and confidence in God. How can we say that God is our only hope? Why do Christians put all their eggs in God’s basket? Why do we pray: “Lord, I need you”?
Pastor Andy preaches through 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 about what is fitting for church. When the church gathers, what should our gatherings look like? What should the character of our meetings be? How does our worship reflect the character of the God we worship? How can we be a Spirit-filled church? And what does this mean for LakeView as we move forward?
What is speaking in tongues? And what is prophecy? Why does the Bible say that prophecy is more beneficial in church than tongues if both are from the Holy Spirit? And what does this supernatural stuff have to do with us today? These are the questions we consider as Pastor Andy continues our series through 1 Corinthians, This is Church.
"The church is the Body of Christ." Those words are so familiar, almost too familiar, we sometimes forget the significance of them. As Pastor Andy continues our series through 1 Corinthians, This is Church, we’ll see that just as one Holy Spirit manifests His power through many different gifts, so the one Body of Christ is formed from many different parts, and the church is made up of many different people… but all according to the will and plan of God.
What does it mean to be spiritual? What is true spirituality from the Holy Spirit if God? How do you know what is of the Holy Spirit and what isn’t? These are the questions we tackle as Pastor Andy continues our series through 1 Corinthians.
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.
In Ephesians 5:18, the Bible commands us to “be filled with the Spirit.” What does that mean? How can we be filled with the Spirit? And why are some Christians not filled with the Spirit? Pastor Andy continues our series on the Holy Spirit by looking at what the Bible has to say about the filling of the Spirit in the life of a believer.
2,000 years ago during the Jewish holiday of Pentecost, the world changed. The Holy Spirit was poured out with power and supernatural miracles, fulfilling an ancient prophecy and ushering in a new era in human history. Pastor Andy continues our series on the Holy Spirit as we look at this incredible event in Acts 2 and explore what it means to live in the Last Days.
It’s always nice having a guide and someone who can speak up for us. This week, hear from John 16 about how the Holy Spirit is our advocate and guide as we honor the high school seniors at LakeView.
Who is the Holy Spirit? There are so many weird, wacky ideas about Him floating around in the world, and to be honest, there’s a lot of unknown as well. For millions of Christians today, it’s too easy to neglect the Holy Spirit because we’re not really sure who He is, what He does, or how He works. Pastor Andy kicks off a new series, The God Christians Forget, by laying a biblical foundation for who the Holy Spirit is. As we’ll discover in the weeks to come, He is the key to living the Christian life God has called us to.
Do you tend to be a rule-keeper or a rule-breaker? How do rules and laws relate to right and wrong? What is right and wrong, anyway? Pastor Andy brings the fourth message in our series Stuff Christians Believe as we see what the Bible has to say about living a righteous life. Hint: It's not about following the rules!