How to Bring the Hope of the Gospel to Bear on Your City - Acts 17:1-34

What happens when you see brokenness around you? What happens when you see people living without the hope that the gospel brings? Are you moved by it? Is your spirit provoked by it? Today we looked at how Paul brings the hope of the gospel to bear on the city of Athens and hopefully can learn what it looks like for us to do it in our city/workplace/neighborhood/etc.

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The Type of People That Jesus Saves - Acts 16:1-40

In Acts 16, we see the beginning of the second missionary journey that Paul and his team embark upon together. The gospel goes across Turkey and into Europe and we’re left asking the question: Who are the type of people that Jesus saves?

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Freed from Legalism to Pursue Obedience to Jesus - Acts 15:1-35

In an opportunity for division to arise within the church over adherence to the law after being saved by Jesus, Jesus unifies the church by his Spirit. We are freed by the gospel to pursue obedience to Jesus without submitting to the slavery of legalism.

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Paul’s First Missionary Journey - Acts 13:4-14:28

In Acts 13-14 we see what has been traditionally referred to as Paul’s first missionary journey. Over a period of two years the gospel spreads all over modern day Turkey. People respond to the gospel and churches are planted in the midst of opposition. What does that have to do with us, though?

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Pursue Jesus - Philippians 3:1-16

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As we advance the Gospel, we need encouragement. If we are to remain unified in our efforts to make much of Jesus, we need to be reminded that God is at work within us. In the letter from Paul to the church at Philippi we are reminded that Jesus loves us. Because of this, we as a church family need to pursue love and encourage one another. Jesus humbled himself, so as a church family we need to pursue unity and humble ourselves. Jesus is worth everything, so as a church family we need to pursue him and turn from worldly desires. We will preach through the entire book Book of Philippians at a later time, but over the next few weeks we will take a quick look to be encouraged to pursue Jesus together.

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Pursue Unity - Philippians 2:1-11

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As we advance the Gospel, we need encouragement. If we are to remain unified in our efforts to make much of Jesus we need to be reminded that God is at work within us. In the letter from Paul to the church at Philippi, we are reminded that Jesus loves us, so as a church family we need to pursue love and encourage one another. Jesus humbled himself, so as a church family we need to pursue unity and humble ourselves. Jesus is worth everything, so as a church family we need to pursue him and turn from worldly desires. We will preach through the entire book Book of Philippians at a later time but over the next few weeks, we will take a quick look to be encouraged to pursue Jesus together. 
 

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Pursue Love - Philippians 1:1-11

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As we advance the Gospel, we need encouragement. If we are to remain unified in our efforts to make much of Jesus, we need to be reminded that God is at work within us. In the letter from Paul to the church at Philippi we are reminded that Jesus loves us. As a result we, as a church family, need to pursue love and encourage one another. Jesus humbled himself, so we need to pursue unity and humble ourselves. Jesus is worth everything, so as a church family we need to pursue him and turn from worldly desires. We will preach through the entire book of Philippians at a later time, but over the next few weeks we will take a quick look to be encouraged to pursue Jesus together. 
 

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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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