Two Kingdoms, One Victor - Acts 12:1-24

What do we do when it feels like the kingdom of darkness is winning, when it feels like things are out of control? This week we looked at these two kingdoms, the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of light, warring against each other. Who emerges victorious?

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The Characteristics of a Sending Church - Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3

As we continue looking at stories of mission in the book of Acts, we come to the story of the church at Antioch. They display open-handed faithfulness as they, together, are wholeheartedly devoted to the mission of God. In this preach we look at the characteristics of a sending church.

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The Story of Peter & Cornelius: Barrier Breaking Grace - Acts 9:32-11:18

In this story, we’ll see the first Gentile (non-Jewish) convert: Cornelius. What happens when the mission we’ve been given by Jesus, to advance the gospel, takes us to people and situations we’re really not comfortable with? Jesus has come to tear down barriers that exist between us by his grace.

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The Story of Saul: Terrorist to Follower of Jesus - Acts 8:1-2, 9:1-31

In Acts 9:1-31 we read of the story of Saul (whose other name was Paul) who after an encounter with Jesus has his entire system of life turned upside down. Saul believes the good news of the gospel and completely reoriented his life from persecutor of the church to proclaimer of the gospel of Jesus.

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Psalm 1

The Psalmist of Psalm 1 helps us see the key to true happiness: walking the path of the righteous rather than the path of the wicked. The problem: we can't walk that path on our own. This Psalm points us to Jesus, the only person who has perfectly walked the path of the righteous that the Psalmist mentions and Jesus did it in our place.

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Seeing Jesus in Psalm 22

Though Psalm 22 was written 1000 years before Jesus died on the cross, there is no other ways to describe the words from King David. Though we know that David suffered, it was never like what he described. He has to be and is pointing to Jesus. How great is our God that he gave us so many clues to the truths of the gospel!

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Iraq Trip Update

God has been in pursuit of all peoples from the very beginning of creation and continues to pursue all peoples through the work of the Church on mission today. Returning from a trip from the Middle East, Pastor Stewart Scott, member Nate Schrader, and Pastor John Murphy update the church with things learned from seeing God at work in a place hostile to Christians.

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What is Discipleship? A New Mission

A disciple is, simply, a follower of Jesus. In this sermon, we looked at the new mission that Jesus sets us on: helping others follow Jesus by living a life of gospel proclamation and kingdom demonstration.

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What is Discipleship? A New Family

What is discipleship? What does that word mean? How do we do it? Most of us know it should be a part of our lives, but we still have significant questions like these and end up feeling guilty that we’re not doing it, or frustrated that no one is doing it for us. A disciple is, simply, a follower of Jesus. In this series, we’re going to explore what it means for us to follow Jesus and help others follow Jesus.

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What is Discipleship? A New Power

A disciple is, simply, a follower of Jesus. In this sermon, we looked at the power for discipleship, the Holy Spirit. We saw that the entire New Testament points us to the fact that, without the Spirit, we are powerless in our efforts to follow Jesus or help others follow him.

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