Sermons from October 2020

Sermons from October 2020

Disagree to agree

It has been 20 years since Christ ascended into heaven and 10s of thousands have become believers in Jesus as the Gospel continues its ripple effect throughout the known world. A disagreement arises over whether the new Gentile converts should have to become Jews before they could be Christians.In this message, we look at the painstaking process that the leadership took to bring this dispute to a peaceful resolution. In the final analysis, we are reminded that salvation is never based…

The First Sent Ones

In this message, we explore the continuation of the ripple effect that began with the ministry of Jesus and in fulfillment of Acts 1:8 has moved from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria. The Holy Spirit now uses the church at Antioch to begin the process of taking this same gospel message to the ends of the earth. Barnabas and Saul were separated out from the culturally diverse local ministry team in order for them to be sent out as apostolic…

Seeing God’s Grace

Acts 11:23 “When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,” In this message, we see two powerful examples of the grace of God at work in the early church. One such case is Antioch becoming the first church where Gentiles and Jews worshipped together. The other was when Peter was miraculously released from prison by angels and reported to a disbelieving group of believers…

No Favoritism with God

Do you have a vision for people who are unlike you – who, “in your opinion” are unlikely candidates for your love and the gospel message? See how favoritism can prevent us from seeing people as God sees them and loving them with the love of Christ. This message is part of our series “The Ripple Effect.” The purpose of this series is to learn more about the life of Jesus and the story of the early church through the…