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Who’s Your One?

God cares about the multitudes but He also cares about the individual. Christ died for the world but also the one. In Acts chapter 8 we see God’s heart for the one. Sunday morning, May 8, 2022. (Acts 8:26-40)

The First Martyr

The religious leaders had done everything short of kill the disciples in order to stop them from preaching the gospel. In Acts chapter 7 the Sanhedrin will cross that line. This chapter is not so much about the relentlessness of persecution against the church

The Great Exchange

The greatest question in the Bible is not “if” Jesus died that is a fact of history. The greatest question is not when, how, or where Jesus died but “WHY?” No Old Testament text better answers that question that Isaiah 53. Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Isaiah 53:1-12)

Israel’s History of Rejection

Stephen is on trial for his life but instead of defending his life, he defends the gospel and he does so by appealing to the Old Testament and Israel’s continued rejection of God’s appointed deliverers. Israel had a history of rejection and their rejection of Jesus was the climax of their rebellion. Sunday morning, April 10, 2022. (Acts 7:1-53)

Growing Pains

The early church experienced an explosion of growth as God multiplied the disciples daily but with that growth came problems. Satan tried to distract the church from its top priority through dissension. Sunday morning, April 3, 2022. (Acts 6:1-7)

Your Best Life Now: Early Church Edition

The modern message of Christianity seems to be “Come to Jesus and He’ll make your life better!” but the early church faces immense persecution. In the book of Acts when someone decided to follow Jesus they suffered torture, imprisonment, and even martyrdom. How do we reconcile the modern message with the ancient reality of the church? And how can we…

When God and Government Collide

What do we do when the government says no but God says yes? We understand that as believers we should submit to the powers ordained by God but how are Christians to respond when God and government disagree? Sunday morning, March 20, 2022. (Acts 5:17-32)