Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Acts 21 – Majoring on the Majors

  Introduction   Things that should not divide a church (but that often do) Carpet Color Pastor’s hair style Pastor’s clothing choices Saturday or Sunday Homeschool or public school Worship Styles Projection screens There are sometimes people with strong opinions in the church that divide people over silly issues. I came across a blog post [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:49+00:00August 29th, 2013|Acts, Acts: Empowered, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments

Communion as Proclamation of the Gospel

    I’d like to invite our ushers forward for communion. 1 Cor 11:26, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.” Communion was meant to be a public proclamation of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross by God’s people It is a proclamation [...]

Acts 20:17-35 – Ephesian Elders

  Introduction   One Man Volleyball Team? When I was in college, I was at a camp one weekend and the speaker was a volleyball protégé named Bob Holmes. Bob was a professional motivational speaker and a one man volleyball team.   By himself, he had won over 13,000 volleyball games – many of those games [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:50+00:00August 24th, 2013|Acts, Acts: Empowered, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments

Acts 19 | Rev 20 – Stirring Our Affections for Christ

  Walking Stick Illustration Imagine with me a hiker who has set off on a long journey. He runs across another hiker who is using a walking stick and quickly becomes convinced that a walking stick would help his journey. He fashions for himself a stick and is thrilled with the results – he can [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:50+00:00August 16th, 2013|Acts, Acts: Empowered, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments

Acts 17 – God’s Sufficiency and Our Service

  The importance of Athens during this period can hardly be exaggerated. It was a city full of philosophers. It was the city of Plato and Socrates. It was the adopted home of Aristotle, Epicurus and Zeno. Historians tell us that the oratory, the art, the architecture and the sculpture from this period in Athens [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:50+00:00August 8th, 2013|Acts, Acts: Empowered, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments

Acts 16 – Church Planting with Paul

  When it comes to the growth of churches, I have heard people say in church leadership circles that a healthy tree grows… inferring that a church that is healthy will naturally grow larger in size. There is some truth to that statement, but the premise is false. A healthy tree does not continue growing [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:50+00:00August 7th, 2013|Acts, Acts: Empowered, New Testament, Sermons|0 Comments