The Acts of the Apostles: Unsafe

The Acts of the Apostles: Unsafe

Acts 5:12-25

We see in the lost world an obsession with safety, that is an aversion to difficulty, conflict, suffering and pain. This culture of safety-ism has impacted God's people producing complacent Christians, unwilling to take risks in faith. Acts 5 shows us a young church that was willing to put their "safety" on the line for the sake of God's glory.

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The Acts of The Apostles: And Great Fear Came Upon All

The Acts of The Apostles: And Great Fear Came Upon All

Acts 4:33-5:11

Here we see the church growing in numbers but also growing in strength. So often in churches today physical growth results in accommodations and compromises that eventually dilute the mission. What can we learn from these early believers to help us through times of transition? We also find a testimony of giving:The Patron & The Impostors...what might we be holding back from God? Are we in danger of hypocrisy?

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The Acts of the Apostles: The Prayer for Witness

The Acts of the Apostles: The Prayer for Witness

Acts 4:21-32

On the heals of oppression from the religious rulers the apostles return to their friends where a prayer meeting ensues. The early believers teach us great things from their prayer lives.  What value does corporate prayer have?  What should the content of our our prayers be when the church comes together? What do we pray in times of ministry crisis and oppression? 

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The Acts of the Apostles: The Fearless Witness

The Acts of the Apostles: The Fearless Witness

Acts 4:1-23

There is so much fear and anxiety in our world today. So many Christians in our world are hindered in their witness because they are afraid of cultural rejection and retribution.   For the Christian, fear is the fabrication of lies that call us to question the authority of God. The apostles Peter and John teach us in Acts 4 how to be bold and face rejection with joy and confidence in Christ.

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Jesus’ UX Fail

Jesus’ UX Fail

With over 5,000 people following him around the Sea of Galilee, Jesus had a unique opportunity to begin establishing his kingdom with incredible support. Where political leaders have one goal— striving to hit critical mass, we find Jesus in John 6 saying something so grotesque and offensive that everyone stops following him with the exception of his twelve disciples. In this sermon, we will look at why Jesus didn’t attempt to clarify his metaphors or stop his followers from leaving?

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The Acts of The Apostles: The Gospel Declared in Jerusalem pt. 2

The Acts of The Apostles: The Gospel Declared in Jerusalem pt. 2

Acts 4:14-41

In this portion of the passage we find Peter presenting a gospel message that leads to the salvation of 3,000 people in Jerusalem. In his message we learn some basic principles about how to share our faith in Christ with other people. What are the important elements of a gospel message?

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