Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

Passion and Purpose

Passion and Purpose Acts 20:17-25 Why Church? (Series) Acts 20:17 “From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.” Paul’s Zoom meeting. Acts 20:18-21 “When they arrived, he said to them: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. 19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my…

Freedom

Freedom Acts 15:1-18 Why Church? (Series) Acts 15:1 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” Jesus and _______. Acts 15:2-5 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. 3 The…

True Fellowship

True Fellowship Acts 12: 1-17 Why Church? (Series) Acts 12:1-5 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him…

Motley Crew

Motley Crew Acts 10:9-48 Why Church? (Series) Acts 10:9-16 (15) 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” Redefining how we worship. Acts 10:9-16 (15) 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” Redefining how we worship. __________________________________________________ Acts 10:23-29 (28) 28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a…

News Awakens Hope

News Awakens Hope Luke 2:4-18 Christmas (Series) Luke 2:4-7 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth…

An Unlikely King

Isaiah 9:6 Christmas (Series) Isaiah 9:6a For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. This declares the humanity and the deity of Christ Jesus. Isaiah 9:6b And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. The prophet Isaiah assigns four names to Jesus. These names reflect the total sufficiency of Christ to meet every need in our lives. Jesus alone is the……

Top Offenders

Acts 9:1-19 Why Church? (Series) Acts 9:1-5 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heav-en flashed around him. 4 He fell to…

Beware of False Gospels

Acts 8:9-24 Why Church? (Series) Acts 8:9-13 9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.” 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. 12 But when…

When Things Fall Apart

Acts 7:54-8:3 Why Church? (Series) Acts 7:54-8:1a 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57 At this they covered their ears and,…

Living Our Best Lives

Acts 2:42-47 Why Church? (Series) Acts 2:42-47 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke…

The Power of the Church

Acts 2:36-39 Why Church? (Series) Acts 2:36-37 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” What do you do when your sin has great consequences? Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ…

The Counselor (Part 2)

Guest Speaker Pastor Dick Andrews John 14:15-31 Preparing To Launch (Series: John 13-14) John 14:15-21 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not…

The Counselor

The Counselor John 14:1-20 Preparing To Launch (Series: John 13-14) John 14:1-3 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also…

To Be Known

To Be Known John 13:18-38 Preparing To Launch (Series: John 13-14) John 13:18-30 18 “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned against me.’ 19 “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 20 Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I…

Bless Your Betrayers

Bless Your Betrayers John 13:1-17 Preparing To Launch (Series: John 13-14) John 13:1-5 1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that…

Real life

Isaiah 58:3b-5 “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers. 4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and…