The Acts of the Apostles: The Perspective & Pattern of Peter

The Acts of the Apostles: The Perspective & Pattern of Peter

Acts 9:31-43

This weeks message provides us insight not just into the Apostle Peter’s ministry strategy, but also into his heart and mind. He was a man who was motivated by God’s word and will over his life and it formed a ministry pattern that we are still in wonder of today. What was his focus? What was his heart?

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The Acts of the Apostles: The Marks of Authentic Faith

The Acts of the Apostles: The Marks of Authentic Faith

Last week we learned about Saul, the persecutor of the church who met Christ and became the Apostle Paul. This week we take a look at the earliest days of his ministry and how God used his testimony to subside the concerns of the early church who knew him as a dangerous individual. His example shows us how a testimony of faithfulness proves to everyone around us that God's love is alive in us.

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Meet the Apostle Paul

Meet the Apostle Paul

Acts 8:1-9

This week we are introduced to Saul, soon to become the Apostle Paul. Prior to his conversion he had passions, purposes and a plans that ran counter to God's. When he met God all of that changed and he became the premier ensample for the NT believer.  This study gives and object lesson on how to properly hear and respond to the voice of God.

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The Acts of the Apostles: The Going Meets Opposition pt. 2

The Acts of the Apostles: The Going Meets Opposition pt. 2

Acts 8:14-24

A continuation on our story of Simon the Sorcerer who believed he could place of financial value on divine things. This passage teaches us a lot about our sinful temptation to look for personal gain in our spiritual lives. We also conduct an overview of the changes in the reception of the Holy Spirit in Acts.

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The Acts of The Apostles: The Going Meets Opposition

The Acts of The Apostles: The Going Meets Opposition

Acts 8:9-24

In Acts 8:9 we meet Simon the Sorcerer, a man used to subvert the salvation of the Samaritan people. Often times we will encounter those who interfere with or even counterfeit true spirituality causing distractions in ministry. How do we guard against this kind of work and more importantly, how do we guard our hearts from becoming subverters ourselves?

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The Acts of the Apostles: Stephen's Message Pt. 3

The Acts of the Apostles:  Stephen's Message Pt. 3

Acts 7:14-60

In this study of Stephen's history lesson to the Jewish rulers, we have learned how Abraham had a relationship with God without a temple and we have seen how Joseph was rejected but God still used him to redeem his people and the whole world. In this study we learn about Moses: his heart & his identity. We also see the religious leaders exposed for who they truly are.

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The Acts of the Apostles: Stephen's Message pt. 2

The Acts of the Apostles: Stephen's Message pt. 2

Acts 7:1-14

We have been studying the powerful message of Stephen preached in opposition to the religious rulers accusations against him. Last week we learned how Abraham followed by faith and by word, exposing the religious rulers inability to see God outside of the law and the temple. This week we learn about the life of Joseph, his rejection and the salvation that he brought to the world.

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The Acts of the Apostles: Stephen's Message pt. 1

The Acts of the Apostles: Stephen's Message pt. 1

Acts 6:8- 7:7

Last week we were introduced to Stephen, a deacon in the church and a man of great wisdom. His power was his great faith that invited the Holy Spirit to speak mightily through him. In this message we find the Jewish people stirred up against Stephen, making accusations against him. Here we see Stephen respond with great clarity and peace in the midst of temptation - - a testimony to us of who we ought to be as ministers of the gospel. 

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