Sermons from June 2013

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Our Sovereign God

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Scripture for this message: Acts 23:1-35 1 Peter 3:18-22 Ananias, the Jewish High Priest, believes that Paul is teaching against Judaism and the Law of Moses. When Paul claims “I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day” this angers Ananias, which is why he order Paul to be […]

Our Sovereign God

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Scripture for this message: Acts 21:37-22:29 Three observations from this passage: Sin is disgusting and destroys everything. (Romans 8:20-21) Paul’s persecution of the church prior to being saved is an example of how sin can creep in, destroy religion, and turn “defending God” into killing people. Based on what they had been told (rumors and […]

Three Cheers for Suffering?

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Listen to this message. Scripture for this message: Acts 21 Philippians 1:18-24, 3:8-11 James 5:7-11 1 Peter 1:3-9, 4:12-19 Romans 5:1-11 Paul, a pharisee and former persecutor of Christ’s church, was accused by Jewish leaders everywhere that he was teaching to ignore the Mosaic law which would be blasphemy to the Jews. The Jews were […]

Qualifications of Elders

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Scripture for this message: Acts 20:17-38 1 Timothy 3 In his encouragement to the leaders of the church, Paul uses his life as an example of how to lead the local church. He worked hard to become like Christ, but it was the grace of God that made it possible. Paul’s focus was to take […]