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
  • Apr 12, 2020Risen!
    Apr 12, 2020
    Risen!
    Series: (All)
    After 3 long days of nights of despair and sorrow, hope dawns when Jesus Christ is risen!  Tears of sorrow turn to tears of joy.  Sin is defeated.  The curse is destroyed.  Hope is born.  Relationship is restored.  Death's long night is over.  Our God reigns.
     
    John 20:1-18
  • Apr 5, 2020AT THE CROSS: Hardened Skeptic
    Apr 5, 2020
    AT THE CROSS: Hardened Skeptic
    Series: At the Cross
    The Roman centurion who oversaw the crucifixion of Jesus was a hardened skeptic, transformed by what he witnessed. Beyond the few words spoken by him at the cross, Scripture gives us no more details.  But there are things we can know about this unnamed soldier at the cross.
     
    Mark 15:33-39; Luke 23:27
  • Mar 29, 2020At the Cross: Last Man Standing
    Mar 29, 2020
    At the Cross: Last Man Standing
    Series: At the Cross
    John is know as "the disciple whom Jesus loved.  He was also known as being quick tempered.  But John was transformed by the love and power of Jesus.  John was also the only disciple at the cross.  He was the last man standing.  Why? 
     
  • Mar 22, 2020AT THE CROSS: Undaunted Love (Mary Magdalene)
    Mar 22, 2020
    AT THE CROSS: Undaunted Love (Mary Magdalene)
    Series: At the Cross
    Mary Magdalene was a woman who had been set free from the oppression of demons.  She had been forgiven much by Jesus.  As a result, she loved much.  She served her Lord with her life, her substance, her service, and her loyalty.
     
    John 19:25;  Luke 8:1-3
  • Mar 15, 2020AT THE CROSS: Gain > Loss (Mary, the mother of Jesus)
    Mar 15, 2020
    AT THE CROSS: Gain > Loss (Mary, the mother of Jesus)
    Series: At the Cross
    Mary is a key character at the cross of Jesus.  Mary spent a lifetime grappling with the conflict of joy and anxiety in her heart as the woman who was chosen to give birth to the Messiah.  Mary had to release a son in order to gain a Savior.  Her gain was far greater than her loss.
     
    John 19:25-27
  • 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