May 3, 2020
KINGDOM COME: Faithful
Series: Kingdom Come
The calling for every believer is to be faithful to Christ until death, whether that be the death of old age or the sacrifice of life as a martyr.  It is often times of severe testing that reveal most clearly who and whose we really are. The faithful Christian, in those times of testing, will look and sound increasingly like his/her Savior, Jesus Christ, which is exactly what we see in the life of Stephen.
 
Acts 6:8 - 7:60
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  • May 3, 2020KINGDOM COME: Faithful
    May 3, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: Faithful
    Series: Kingdom Come
    The calling for every believer is to be faithful to Christ until death, whether that be the death of old age or the sacrifice of life as a martyr.  It is often times of severe testing that reveal most clearly who and whose we really are. The faithful Christian, in those times of testing, will look and sound increasingly like his/her Savior, Jesus Christ, which is exactly what we see in the life of Stephen.
     
    Acts 6:8 - 7:60
  • Apr 26, 2020KINGDOM COME: Fully Devoted
    Apr 26, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: Fully Devoted
    Series: Kingdom Come
    What does it mean to be fully devoted?  What does that look like?  One of Satan's primary weapons against believers is distraction.  It is easy to be distracted and have our energy consumed chasing good things instead of the best things.   This was a challenge the early church had to face as well and we can learn much from their example.
     
    Acts 6:1-7
  • Apr 19, 2020KINGDOM COME: Stand!
    Apr 19, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: Stand!
    Series: Kingdom Come
    We are living in challenging times.  Challenging times call for fearless obedience and the courage to STAND.  When a Christian is forced to chose between obedience to any government/human authority or God, the choice is clear and non-negotiable:  "We must obey God rather than man" (Acts 5:29).  This message will explore what that means, and what it does not.
     
    Acts 5:12-42
  • Mar 8, 2020KINGDOM COME: Exposed
    Mar 8, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: Exposed
    Series: Kingdom Come
    On the heals of exponential growth, success and influence, the church faces a new danger . . . from the inside . . . moral compromise.  If Satan cannot get the church to fall or retreat by use of threats, he will resort to internal corruption.  Such is the case in the incident involving Ananias and Sapphira.  His tactics remain the same and a constant threat in the church of today.   But God will not let such sin go unexposed for long.
     
    Acts 5:1-11
     
  • Mar 1, 2020KINGDOM COME: Open Hands
    Mar 1, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: Open Hands
    Series: Kingdom Come
    The influence of the church spread rapidly because they loved one another selflessly and held all earthly possessions lightly and with open hands.  Their fellowship was marked by extreme generosity, such as the world had never known.
     
    Acts 4:32-37
  • Feb 23, 2020KINGDOM COME: Ask… Seek… Knock
    Feb 23, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: Ask… Seek… Knock
    Series: Kingdom Come
    The early church grew and thrived in the middle of extreme hostility.  The reason is that they understood their calling and mission.  They also understood where the strength necessary to fulfill their mission came from--the Holy Spirit accessed through prayer.  They took Jesus at His word and asked for exactly what they needed--courage and boldness.
     
    Acts 4:23-31
  • Feb 16, 2020KINGDOM COME: What’s In a Name?
    Feb 16, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: What’s In a Name?
    Series: Kingdom Come
    Names are important.  All of us have one, and it matters to us how people use it.  It identifies who we are and whose we are.  But there is one name that is more important than all others.  Do you know it?  Do you know Him?
     
    Acts 4:1-22
  • Feb 9, 2020KINGDOM COME: What is Your Passion?
    Feb 9, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: What is Your Passion?
    Series: Kingdom Come
    The Apostles and the first century church were passionate about the Gospel and the power of Jesus to change lives.  What is the passion that drives you?
     
    Acts 3:1-26
  • Feb 2, 2020KINGDOM COME: The Tie that Binds
    Feb 2, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: The Tie that Binds
    Series: Kingdom Come
    What exactly is the Church?  What does it look like?  Why is it important?  What difference does it make?  What is the big deal anyway?   These are questions that we need to wrestle with in our post-Christian age, lest we lose sight of our identity as the "called out ones" of Christ and our mission.  What would happen if we fully embraced the lifestyle of the early church in our age?
     
    ~Acts 2:42-47
  • Jan 26, 2020KINGDOM COME: Blessing & Power
    Jan 26, 2020
    KINGDOM COME: Blessing & Power
    Series: Kingdom Come
    Jesus Christ had been crucified and was now risen from the dead.  Hope had been reborn in the disciples and the mission of Christ was about to be launched.  But the disciples were waiting . . . they were waiting for the power to accomplish the task they were called to.  That power is the Holy Spirit. With the coming of Pentecost came also the Holy Spirit and the church was birth in power.  What does that me for us today?
     
    Acts 2:1-41