Contributed on May 3, 2010
The Spirit descends upon Gentile believers before Peter is ale to finish her sermon. When Peter shares what happened with the church leaders they realize that the kingdom of God is open to more people than they had first imagined.
INTRODUCTION In the Book of Acts, the Holy Spirit moves in a mighty, miraculous way. On the day of Pentecost, which is the birth of the Christian church, over 3,000 people responded to the gospel of Jesus Christ and became Christians. A man who had been lame from birth was healed and began ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2014
Paul and Ananias are called into Christ’s service. One is called globally while the other is called to local ministry.
Acts 9:1-9 “Challenging Calls” INTRODUCTION Jesus has risen. He has appeared to the disciples given them peace through the gift of the Holy Spirit. The fear of the disciples has been overcome. The purpose of Jesus’ actions is so he can send out the disciples to carry ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2014
We are to have a similar mind among ourselves, which is ours in Christ Jesus who became obedient to death.
Philippians 2:2-12 INTRODUCTION A friend recently said to me, "Life would be so much simpler if it weren't for other people." Of course we laughed at the obvious truth of his statement, but also at the irony that people are what make up our lives. It is living in community where the ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2015
God's love knows no bounds. It is capable of touching every life and every situation.
Romans 5:1-11 "Boundless Love" INTRODUCTION What do you do after you have been set free? I heard a story several times about how the circus trains elephants to stay in captivity. I do not know if the story is true or not. As I understand the elephant trainers begin when the elephant is ...read more
Contributed on Apr 3, 2016
Jesus commissions his disciples to be his witnesses to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:1-14 “Sharing the Good News” INTRODUCTION The chocolate Easter bunnies have been consumed along with much of the Easter candy. Easter outfits have been cleaned and hung back up in closets. If the Easter decorations haven’t been taken down and stored, then they ...read more
Contributed on Apr 10, 2016
Peter doesn't have any money to give to the beggar, but Peter does heal him and the man is able to walk.
Acts 3:1-10 “The Good Gift” INTRODUCTION The writer of the Gospel of Mark understood that the life, death and resurrection of Jesus was, “The Beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ the Son of God.” Jesus’ walk on earth was the first chapter. Following ...read more