How do you know which religion has the truth? Find the one whose founder rose from the dead.
Text: Acts 2:24-32Sermon Series: Easter Sermons
Throughout history, God has grown and moved his church as his people scattered to diverse locations geographically. This pattern has not changed and believers are still called to grow and expand as a church today, whether we move across national boundaries, ethnic and cultural boundaries, or do church planting in our immediate communities. Beginning with the first generation of believers in the book of Acts, we hear of Phillip, who was emboldened and changed by the power of God as he moved out in obedience to spread the Gospel. Despite severe persecution, great joy descended on those who received the truth that came with power. In this present age, we have the account of the phenomenal growth of the church in China. In 1949 all Christian missionaries were evicted leaving less than one million indigenous believers behind. They faced relentless bloodbaths and eradication. Yet the church grew in the midst of that persecution when determined believers scattered and went underground. The challenge to believers today remains the same—to be willing to be moved out of our personal comfort zones, to walk in faith, to make personal sacrifices, and most importantly, to trust God for our personal well-being and needs.
Text: Acts 8:4-8Sermon Series: The Church in Many Places
God uses catastrophe and disasters to scatter the church so that His word can be spread to all parts of the world. We can become comfortable and content in our lives, but God in His sovergn nature does things we are not used to.
Text: Acts 8:1-4Sermon Series: The Church in Many Places
The first word is sometimes as important as the last word. Seven weeks had passed since the resurrection of Jesus. […]
Text: Acts 2:24Sermon Series: Easter Sermons
The year: AD 60. The place: The palace of Herod Agrippa II in Caesarea by the Sea. The setting: The […]
Text: Acts 26:8Sermon Series: Easter Sermons
Anyone can be great because anyone can serve.
Text: Acts 6:1-7Sermon Series: A Place to Belong
No one lives forever. The only choice we get is what we do with what we have been given.
Text: Acts 4:32-37Sermon Series: A Place to Belong
We must learn to pray as if our lives depended on it – because they do.
Text: Acts 4:23-31Sermon Series: A Place to Belong
What happened in Acts 2 is not unique. It is possible whenever the church is the body of Christ and not simply an institution.
Text: Acts 2:41-47Sermon Series: A Place to Belong
Down in Texas they say that football is a religion. But I ran across something the other day that made […]
Text: Acts 2:41-47Sermon Series: Our Mutual Covenant