Sermons on “Acts”

Empowered to Deliver

Here we come to save the day! The hero’s life is about rescuing people from bad situations. We have been called to do the same. The people around us are in peril whether they know it or not and we are called to set them free.

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Empowered to Preach

What’s our super power? We have to know what we are about, what our strengths and limits are. When we come into new situations there is only one power we can rely on and that is the power of the gospel.

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Empowered to Respond

A people without fear! When we are called to help there is no situation that can keep us away. This is what we train for, to rush in where our help is needed most.

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Empowered to Explain

We are part of a dynamic duo! It’s always important to remember that we are the sidekick not the main hero. Part of our job is to come alongside and assist the hero to save the day.

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Empowered to Proclaim

With great power comes great responsibility! The church has received the Spirit and his power so that we can be unstoppable witnesses of God’s saving of the world.

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Sources of Illness

All illness results from sin, but not all illness is because of sin, and certainly not all illness is sin. Part of the context for understanding divine healing is to recognize that we have an enemy who is seeking to disrupt, corrupt, and destroy God’s purposes. We can’t attribute everything to the Devil, but we can’t discount his role either. Just as we must reject sin we must reject the Devil as well. Through Jesus we have authority over the Devil and his works.

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What Just Happened?

On the day of Pentecost there was a lot of noise and it was clear that something was going on, but no one knew exactly what it was. Some thought it was important and some thought it was a joke. What it was, was God fulfilling his promise to empower his church for mission — exactly what we need today!

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Duplicate Yourself

It is a win when God’s people pursue a life of discipleship and become deeper, more authentic disciples, but we are not the end goal — the kingdom is. When Jesus calls his disciples it’s for them to become disciples who make new disciples. This is the bigger goal of our journey — to create disciples like us.

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Train Vs. Try

In the same way we need to be intentional when pursuing a new goal, so we need to be intentional when it comes to growing as a disciple of Jesus — it doesn’t happen by accident. There are key practices that we should engage in regularly in order to grow as a disciple.

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Waterlogged, Drifting, and the Legend of Scott Sterling: A Message on Baptism and What it Means to be All-In for Jesus Christ

It’s time to give 100% of ourselves and we do this through the waters of baptism. We (metaphorically) die to our old self, and (metaphorically) live a new life in Christ — we join him in his death and resurrection. We also make a public statement by doing this and we join the Jesus community through these waters.

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