October 2018

The Philippian Church was able to be consistent because Paul and Silas were consistent. Paul and Silas were consistent because God was consistent. God’s consistency is key. If we’re being consistent, people should be able to see God’s consistency through us.

Grant teaches on Acts 17:1-9 and 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5. Paul and Silas had a reputation that preceded them wherever they went. For some it was a stumbling block. For others, it made them attentive to what they had to say. What’s your reputation?

Grant teaches on Acts 17:10-15. The Bereans showed consistency, discipline, and hunger for the Word. How can we be like them?

Grant teaches on Acts 17:16-34. Paul’s approach to the Athenians was tailored to their world view. He understood where they were coming from and what they were about. Because of this, they were more apt to listen to him and become interested in hearing more. Take the time to observe, and then speak accordingly.

Posted on October 7, 2018 .

August 2018

Tom teaches on Acts 14:1-7. The Holy Spirits lives within and guides us, even during persecution. There is joy to be found in following the Spirit's leading through good times and bad. How wonderful to have God's indwelling Spirit with us every moment!

Grant teaches on Acts 14:8-19 where Paul and Barnabas come to Lystra and heal a lame man. The Greeks living in Lystra mistake them for the gods Hermes and Zeus, but Paul and Barnabas desperately urge them to turn away from the vain pursuit of gods that don't exist and follow the One who made the universe. Will you choose eternity over vanity?

Grant teaches on Acts 14:19-28 in which Paul is stoned by Jews who came a long way to discredit and kill him. After being dragged out of the city, he dusted himself off and went back into the city to make more disciples. He went into places where he knew he wouldn't be well-received. We're no different than him, and we too can enter the fray with boldness, because both we and Paul have God on our side.

Grant teaches on Acts 15:1-11 and Galatians 2:15-21. The yoke of the Gospel is light, and anyone who would front-load or back-load the pure Message of salvation is standing in the way of their own assurance. 

Posted on August 5, 2018 .

June 2018

**We're very sorry that we couldn't record the full sermon today.** 

Tom teaches on Acts 11:1-26. Peter receives opposition after preaching the word to gentiles, but after explaining his inspiration to teach, others begin taking the word to the gentiles, continuing the positive outcome of Paul's initial persecution and scattering of the church.

Zinho teaches on Acts 11:27-12:25. Big things are happening in the region and the Church. Peter is jailed, then rescued. James is martyred. Famine! Herod dies! God is moving, but he doesn't always move in the way we expect.

Grant teaches on Acts 13:1-3. God has brought together a multi-cultural church in Antioch from which He is sending out missionaries into Judea, Samaria, and the end of the earth. 

Grant teaches on Acts 13:4-12. We have to leave behind the things keeping us from being on mission. We can't live a segmented life  and be on mission all the time. The Holy Spirit will help our weakness, because we will never be "good enough" to take God's word to the World.

Posted on June 3, 2018 .

April 2018

Grant teaches on 2 Corinthians 4:18 and Romans 6:1-14. Are we misusing hope? Are we putting our hope in things that are transient or things that are eternal? 

Grant teaches on Acts 6:1-7, examining closely the selection and function of the first deacons. The Body of Christ is one of many parts, and every member has a crucial part to play. When we "fly together", we go farther than we ever could on our own.

Grant teaches on Acts 6:8-7:1 and 7:54 to 8:8 concerning Stephen's brief but powerful ministry, and the opportunity he seized to witness in the face of strong resistance and eventual martyrdom. Take your opportunity, even when it's hard and even when it's risky. Your faithfulness will pay spiritual dividends you cannot fathom.

Can a believer commit an act of blatant sin? What is the proper response of mature believers if a brother or sister is caught in blatant sin?

Grant teaches on Acts 8:1-8. Those who were scattered in the face of Saul's persecution were scattered as seeds into the regions that Jesus foretold that they would be, to spread the Gospel. But they did not go from danger into safety, but rather from danger into danger. 

Posted on April 2, 2018 .

February 2018

Zinho teaches on Acts 2:41-42a. What were the apostles teaching, and how can we devote ourselves to this teaching?

Grant teaches on Acts 2:42 and 1 John 1. What's relationship and what's fellowship? If we believe in Christ, we have relationship with God. Are we in fellowship?

Grant teaches on Acts 2:42-47, examining the "four things" that the early church engaged in. He focuses on these as pillars of what it means to live out the Word of God day to day.

Zinho teaches on Acts 3, discussing the how even in the face of an amazing and complex miracle, Peter brings the people's attention immediately back to the greater miracle - that Christ is alive.

Posted on February 11, 2018 .