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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 9 | Acts 27-28

The End of the Beginning I. The Road to the CROSS, in all its Varied FORMS (Luke 19-23; Acts 21-28)A. No SERVANT is GREATER than His MASTER (John 15:20; Luke 19:28; 22:68; 23:4,7; Acts 21:15; 22:30; 24:1; 25:23)B. A Road of STRUGGLE, Risk, and...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 8 | Acts 16:6-34

When the Gospel Goes on Mission I. The GOSPEL is for EVERYONEActs 16:9, 13-14, 16-18, 29-34A. Lydia: A GOD-FEARING BUSINESS WOMANB. Slave Girl: A DEMON-POSSESSED WITNESSC. Jailer: A PAGAN EX-SOLDIER II. The Gospel looks different with EveryoneA...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 7 | Acts 15

A Gospel Shaped Community I. Paul & Barnabas: INDWELT, EMPOWERED, WITNESSING (Acts 13-14)A. A Multi-ETHNIC FAITH Community Following KING JESUS (Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3)B. SIGNS, SERMONS, and STONINGS! (Acts 13:4-14:20)C. “REPORTING all that...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 6 | Acts 10:1-48

Yet Another Example of God at Work I. A THREE-PART story. (v.1-48; Acts 1:1-2)A. God at work BEFORE the VISION. (v.1-8)B. God IS at work DURING. (v.9-22)C. God CONTINUES working AFTER. (v.23-48) Luke reminds us at at the very beginning that the...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 5 | Acts 9:1-19

Signposts of the Spiritual Journey I. Two DIFFERENT people, two SIMILAR stories. (v.1-19)A. Both SEEKING to live COMMITTED to the truth. (v.1-2,13-14)B. Saul – A DIFFICULT yet TRANSFORMATIVE moment. (v.1-9)C. Ananias – The CALL to a...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 4 | Selections from Acts 6:1-8:3

Jerusalem, Part 3 – The Ever Expanding Temple I. What we have SEEN this FAR. (Acts 1-5)A. A new HABITATION of the PRESENCE of God. (Acts 1:8)B. The TEMPLE is now EMBODIED. (Acts 2:1-4)C. The rhythm: INDWELT, empowered, WITNESSING. (Acts...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 3 | Selections from Acts 3:1-4:31

Jerusalem, Part 2 – A Clash Between Two Temples I. The EMBODIED temple goes to the BUILDING. (3:1-26)A. SHARING the divine LIFE. (3:1-10)B. An EXAMPLE of being a WITNESS (3:11-26)    1. HONESTY about the PAST...

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Holy Week – Resurrection Sunday 2022 | Luke 24:13-36

The Alive but Sometimes Invisible Jesus I. WALKING with the RISEN Jesus. (v.13-27)A. ALIVE but still INVISIBLE. (V.13-16)B. The PAIN of unmet EXPECTATIONS. (V.17-24)C. Seeing the ROAD as our CLASSROOM. (V.25-27) He is risen! He is risen indeed!...

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Luke – The Story of Jesus: Part 7 | Luke 18:1-8 (17:20-37)

Living in the Meanwhile I. A PARABLE about persistent PRAYER. (18:1-8)A. Persistent but NEEDY versus evil and POWERFUL. (v.2-5)B. HOPE is grounded in the NATURE of God. (v.6-7)C. An UNUSUAL ending to a PRAYER parable. (v.8) Jesus tells a story to...

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A Cruciform Life – Part 4 | 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2

Why Did Jesus Die? I. Paul’s RADICAL STARTING Point (v.14-15)A. Held CATIVE by LOVE (v. 14, 2:14-16)B. “ONE Died for ALL…” (v. 15; Rom. 6:6,7)C. A LIFE-ALTERING Death (v.15, Rom. 14:7-9, 4:25) II. A NEW Way of SEEING (v. 16-17)A. EVERYONE is...

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