Sermons from the Book of Acts

Date: January 20, 2013Church Ablaze...

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:1-7

Sermon Summary: Dealing with disappointment is real and difficult. As we let God be God, our desires and answers change from empty to satisfying and life-giving. The start of the Church was no different for the disciples! Tune in with us and study as we begin our study in the book of Acts.

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Date: January 27, 2013Church Ablaze...

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:8

Sermon Title: Yes, Even You

Sermon Summary: Sometimes, we can look around and see the others as more “worthy” of being used by God. In fact, the Bible tells a very different story of the kind people God uses. Tune in to Acts 1:8; it may surprise you.

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Date: February 10, 2013 Two Kingdoms

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:8 (& Genesis 11)

Sermon Title: Two Kingdoms, Which One Will You Choose?

Sermon Summary: Jesus told his Disciples that they would be his witnesses. What gives Him the right? Acts 1:8 serves as a commission and a reminder that each day, we have a choice of what we’re building, His Kingdom or our own. Tune in and be challenged with us.

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Date: February 17, 2013Make the Jump!

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:8

Sermon Title: Make the Jump! Live As a Witness

Sermon Summary: Christ gave a commission to his first followers. He has work for us to do today. Are you on board with his calling? Do you consider yourself a Christian? If so, are you doing what he said to do? Make the Jump! Acts 1:8.

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Date: February 24, 2013Raised Up! The Weight of The Ascension

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:9-11

Sermon Title: Raised Up! The Weight of the Ascension

Sermon Summary: The Ascension of Jesus Christ was a phenomenal event. It affirmed the faith of those watching and it can affirm our faith today. The Ascension also had lasting impact on followers of Christ because of what it points to. Listen in with us to Acts 1:9-11.

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Date: March 3, 2013

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:12-14

Sermon Summary: Living well is not just a matter of learning how to go, go, go. We also need to learn how to slow down at the right times and wait on the Lord. Acts 1:12-14 is a great example of God leading people to wait when they might have wanted to run. Join us and hear from Acts 1:12-14.

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Date: March 10, 2013It's The Lord's Mission

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:15-26

Sermon Summary: The early church was no time of easy-fairytale-happy land. It was a time of real pains, real questions and real people. If we look with our hearts, we’ll find courage, hope and guidance because the Mission we’re on is God’s mission, difficulties, failures and all.

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Additional Notes: Heart Check for Judases


Date: March 24, 2013

This year, BRCC was glad to join our friends at Christ Church of the Valley for Palm Sunday!

Date: March 17, 2013God is Here

Sermon Title: God Is Here

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:1-13

Sermon Summary: Everything we do needs power. Try to live for Jesus and you will quickly see that you need power for faithfulness too! In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost that year, and He brought the power we need and the presence we want. Listen in with us.

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Additional Notes: Things You’ve Just Gotta’ Know


Date: April 7, 2013All Means You!

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:14-21

Sermon Title: All Means All & All Means You

Sermon Summary: At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came down to live in all who trust in Christ by faith. That has some awesome implications for our lives now. Are you living in light of the Lord’s ways? Or the worlds? Listen in with us as we find out about God’s ways.

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Date: April 14, 2013Bold and Clear

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:22-41

Sermon Summary: Christianity is about a strong, holy Savior and people who become strong and holy because of it! This has serious implications for everyday life. Is that the message you have heard? Is that the message that you live? Listen in with us to see what happens when the Lord moves his people with bold, clear communication.

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Date: May 5, 2013All In for Jesus

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:42-47

Sermon Summary: The early church experienced God at work in mighty ways, living out the hard realities of life after the big miracles! How do we live day-to-day life with our hearts in heaven and our feet on the earth? Acts 2 helps us in this. Listen in with us.

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All in For Jesus

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:42-47

Sermon Summary: “Jump in! It will be fine!” Ever heard those words related to jumping into a swimming pool? They may seem comforting to the experienced swimmer but only produce anxiety for those who hate water. God calls us to fellowship listen in so you can dive in!

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Date: May 19, 2013

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:42-47 (and selected other passages)All in For Jesus - Pray!

Sermon Summary: So much more than saying grace before a meal, prayer is an opportunity, a privilege and a treasure. The One, True God has invited us to communicate with Him. Are you taking full advantage of the opportunity? Listen in with us as we explore some of what Scripture says about prayer.

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Date: May 26, 2013Be All In for Hospitality

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:42-47 (And others)

Sermon Summary: For God’s people, hospitality is not an optional choice on a given day, it is the overflowing way of life as we humbly yield to and follow Jesus Christ.

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Date: June 2, 2013God is the Builder

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:47 (And others)

Sermon Summary: We are thieves, the lot of us! We steal glory that only belongs to God and he is not pleased. How we think of the Church (local and global) reflects how we think of the Lord. Are you stealing glory? Tune in with us.

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Date: June 9, 2013

Sermon Passage: Acts 3:1-10Move in Power Again!

Sermon Title: Move in Power Again!

Sermon Summary: There’s more to God than tame, soft religious boredom. God is powerful and God can change lives…our own and others through us if we’ll let Him! God moved in power in the early days of the Church! Join us as we celebrate and consider the impact of these things on our life today.

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Date: June 16, 2013When We See Heaven

Sermon Passage: Acts 3:11-26

Sermon Title: When We See Heaven

Sermon Summary: Every now and then, we get a glimpse of things that are too good to be normal. They might even be miraculous. What do you do when that happens? How do you respond? Acts 3:11-26 gives the ultimate and best response. Listen in with us…

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Date: June 23, 2013God is the Hero!

Sermon Passage: Acts 4:1-22

Sermon Summary: When times are hard, opposition is harder, you’re tired and weak, how do you stay faithful to Christ? Can you pull yourself up by your bootstraps? Acts 4 gives us the best example of where to turn when things fall apart. God is the hero of our story. Call on Him. Depend on Him!

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Date: July 7, 2013

Topic: Week of Prayer

Date: June 30, 2013God Gives Power to Relationships

Sermon Passage: Acts 4:23-31

Sermon Summary: Relationships are some of the most treasured and treasurable parts of life on this planet. Thankfully, God will improve those when we yield to Him too! Not just our “souls” for “someday,” but relationships…now. Listen in with us. From Acts 4:23-31…

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Additional: Ways to Live Dependent on the Lord (Image)


Date: July 14, 2013What the Spirit Can Do

Sermon Passage: Acts 4:32-37

Sermon Title: What the Spirit Can Do

Sermon Summary: There’s a tug of war going on between our selfishness and the love that God wants to display in and through Christians in the world. Fortunately, there is someone to help win the battle decisively…and He has all the power we need.

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Date: July 21, 2013

Our Relationships Need Refining

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:1-12

Sermon Title: Our Relationships Need Refining

Sermon Summary: Our relationships need refining. Friendships, marriage, family – all of the above need help. Fortunately God, who is at work making us his witnesses, is also at work refining our relationships. Tune in to Acts 5:1-12 with us to see how.

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Date: July 28, 2013 Our View of God Needs To Be Refined

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:1-14

Sermon Title: Our View of God Needs to be Refined

Sermon Summary: How comfortable are you with the Lord? Are you too comfortable? Is it possible to be too comfortable with God? When we consider who He is, the answer might surprise you.

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Date: August 4, 2013 Our View of God Needs To Be Refined

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:12

Sermon Title: Our View of God Needs to be Refined (cont’d.)

Sermon Summary: Ho hum. Life as usual, up, down, in, out, sin, confess, restored, sin, confess, restored. Hear some cool truths, read a cool Bible verse. Ho hum. This is not all there is to Christianity. Do you believe it? Are you hungry for more? We are too. Let’s see what God’s Word has for us that might change things.

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Additional Resources: Click Here for PDF: When God is Feared, the Spirit is Free (Hindrances & Habits)


Date: August 11, 2013 Our View of God Needs To Be Refined

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:12-16

Sermon Title: Who’s Building You?

Sermon Summary: We need substance, not masks. We need truth, not just appearances. We need authentic, authenticated heroes. God has built the Church with just that! Listen in with us to see God has built and what He’s used…

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Date: August 18, 2013Our View of God Needs To Be Refined

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:17-21

Sermon Title: Be Faithful Through the Darkest Night

Sermon Summary: Sometimes, the darkness is all we can see. Sometimes, hard days are more frequent than good ones. Sometimes, it seems like there is more against us than there is strength to stand. But the darkness is not all there is. Join us as we listen to Acts 5:17-21

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Date: August 25, 2013 Accept No Substitutes for the Fire of God

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:21-32

Sermon Title: Accept No Substitutes for the Fire of God

Sermon Summary: Substitutes are appealing because they are similar to the real thing but cost much less. When it comes to genuine faith though, substitutes are not just cheaper, they’re deadly and powerless. Acts 5 gives great guidance for holding onto authentic faith!

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Date: September 1, 2013 Accept No Substitutes for the Fire of God

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:33-42

Sermon Title: Accept No Substitutes for the Fire of God (cont’d.)

Sermon Summary: Christianity is no fool’s religion. It’s a call to faithfulness and wisdom as we learn to put God’s ways above our own senses and honor Christ above all substitutes. Listen in with us as we learn how to be wise, faithful people from the examples in Acts 5.

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Date: September 8, 2013 Own This Church

Sermon Passage: Acts 6:1-7

Sermon Title: Own This Church

Sermon Summary: We are a culture of commitment-phobes. But the life of the godly is not bound to this cultures phobias or limits. Step up to follow Christ in committed community. Step up and find the joy of partnership in grace!

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Date: September 15, 2013 Not Easily Quenched

Sermon Passage: Acts 6:8-15

Sermon Title: The Fire of God is Not Easily Quenched

Sermon Summary: Opposition to the exclusivity of Christianity is a common reality. Authentic Christians responding with grace, love and contentment is uncommon. Acts 6 gives us a great example of the power of God in the face of opposition. Listen in with us…

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Date: September 22, 2013 Don't Miss It!

Sermon Passage: Acts 7:1-53

Sermon Title: Don’t Miss It!

Sermon Summary: Argued with, lied about, hassled, arrested and thrown in front of a loaded jury of powerful know-it-alls daring you to disagree with their ideas. How would you respond? Acts 7 shows the gracious and direct response of Stephen, the faithful messenger. Listen in with us…

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Date: September 29, 2013 A Time to Stand!

Sermon Passage: Acts 7:54-59

Sermon Title: A Time to Stand

Sermon Summary: Taking a stand is important, but if you stand for the wrong things you’re just wasting your time and energy. Stephen was an ordinary man but he made the right choice and took an extraordinary stand. Join us as we consider the example of Stephen’s faithfulness and the God he stood for.

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Date: October 6, 2013 Just A Glimpse

Sermon Passage: Acts 7:54-60

Sermon Title: Just A Glimpse

Sermon Summary: What gets your heart pumping and feet ready for action? Facts are important. Good ideas are helpful. Neither of these are anywhere near as good as…just…a glimpse. Let’s listen in and see what Acts 7:54-60 is all about.

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Date: October 13, 2013 Embrace the Spirit of God

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:1-4

Sermon Title: The Spirit of God Brings Confidence and Grace: Embrace Him!

Sermon Summary: In every situation we face, in every life, there is a path that leads to what is right and best; that path is found only when we yield to the Holy Spirit. Join us as we let God’s Word instruct us on how to do it.

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Date: October 20, 2013 A Church On Fire Must Love The Word

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:4

Sermon Title: A Church on Fire Must Love the Word

Sermon Summary: The simplicity of following Christ according to the Scriptures is often overlooked. Today, we turn our hearts to consider how sufficient and wonderful is the Word of God as we seek to be God’s people in every way.

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Date: October 27, 2013 A Church Ablaze Benefits The Community

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:4-8

Sermon Title: A Church Ablaze with God’s Fire Benefits The Community

Sermon Summary: When God is at work in his people, things don’t just change in-house, they consume the house and the surroundings benefit as well. How’s your heart? Are you keeping the best of the life of Christ to yourself? That’s not how God does things, neither should we.

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Date: November 10, 2013 Deal or No Deal: Life is on the Line

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:9-25

Sermon Title: Deal or No Deal: Life is on the Line

Sermon Summary: Decisions, decisions, decisions! On a gameshow, decisions are entertaining. In real life, they’re of eternal importance. Make the right call with Christ first as King!

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Date: November 17, 2013 Access Granted!

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:26-31

Sermon Title: Access Granted! The Church Ablaze is Available to God

Sermon Summary: There’s nothing casual about interaction with the God of heaven and earth. He has made us. He has loved us. He has graciously saved us. That truth and life itself are reminders that we need the Lord every day. For guidance and for power. Join us in Acts 8 as we see the power of giving God complete access to lead our lives.

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Date: November 24, 2013 Access Granted! Part 2

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:32-40

Sermon Title: Access Granted! Part 2

Sermon Summary: Cave fish and hard hearts and God’s grace, Oh my! Nothing is more important than our access to God. It is closed. But grace has the final word.

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Date: December 1, 2013 The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:1-9

Sermon Title: The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Summary: Advent is a season to remember the light that Christ has brought to the world and especially to those who believe. The life of Saul is a demonstration of the great need we all have to be freed from darkness.

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Date: December 8, 2013 The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:5-16

Sermon Title: The Light Has Come, Rejoice! Part 2

Sermon Summary: Hoping in God is the best place to fix our hearts. Through the darkness of trials and suffering, God can be trusted, not only for our salvation, but for our good every day!

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Date: December 15, 2013 The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:17-19

Sermon Title: The Light Has Come, Rejoice! Part 3

Sermon Summary: Christmas is a season of light and life but it can sure turn to stress and chaos in a hurry! Tune in with us to learn about two of the gifts Christ brings to a life. Are you living in them?

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Date: December 29, 2013 The Time for Change is Now; Live Fully for Jesus Christ!

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:19-31

Sermon Title: The Time for Change is Now; Live Fully for Jesus Christ!

Sermon: The Sermon from Dec. 29 was not recorded audibly but is made available as a PDF to download and work through yourself. Click Here to View the PDF

 

Date: January 5, 2014 Search! The Church on Fire Finds Hearts for God

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:32-43

Sermon Title: Search! The Church on Fire Finds Hearts for God

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Date: January 12, 2014 When God Moves, Devotion Ignites

Sermon Passage: Acts 10:1-8

Sermon Title: When God Moves, Devotion Ignites

Sermon Summary: What do we have that the Lord needs? Nothing. What do we have that the Lord wants? Everything! Devotion is not just a little 300 word happy thought to read before getting into our day. Devotion is kindling that the God of Heaven and Earth can ignite!

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Date: January 19, 2014 You Are Not Your Own

Sermon Passage: Acts 10:9-16

Sermon Title: You Are Not Your Own (When God Moves, Devotion Ignites Part 2)

Sermon Summary: The Lord is the Creator and Sustainer and Savior. He deserves all that we bring him. What are you bringing to the King of Kings?

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Date: February 2, 2014 Dig In!

Sermon Passage: Acts 10:17-23

Sermon Title: Dig In!

Sermon Summary: What can we learn about a faithful life from buried treasure? The answer might surprise you but not after you see Peter’s example in Acts 10. Join us as we listen!

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Extra:Click Here For The List of Things to Ponder and Dig In To

 

Date: February 9, 2014 God Alone Is the Center

Sermon Passage: Acts 10:24-48

Sermon Title: God Alone Is the Center

Sermon Summary: No gadgets, technology; not pictures, friends, family, jobs, problems, successes, ministry labors or even our very selves. No, none of these things is the joyful center or glory of our lives. God alone is the center!

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Date: February 23, 2014 But the People! But the Lord.

Sermon Passage: Acts 11:1-18
Sermon Title: But the People! But the Lord.

Sermon Summary: People can make life really difficult sometimes; “them” and “us.” In Christ, we have a way to live above the challenges of difficult people; Acts 11:1-18 gives us an example of what that looks like and the results are awesome! Listen in with us…

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Date: March 2, 2014 Anything But Average

Sermon Passage: Acts 11:19-30
Sermon Title: Anything But Average

Sermon Summary: Ministry faithfulness is not just for super-saints, pastors, teachers or missionaries. It’s for every one who worships and loves Jesus. Listen in with us…

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Date: March 9, 2014 It's Eternity for Me

Sermon Passage: Acts 12:1-19
Sermon Title: It’s Eternity for Me

Sermon Summary: When things seem out of hand and all that surrounds us is out of whack, there is a privilege and a responsibility unique to Christ-followers, do you embrace it? Do you live it?…

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Date: March 30, 2014 Dress Like a Bride

Sermon Passage: Acts 12:18-25
Sermon Title: Dress Like a Bride
Sermon Summary: The Church (all who have ever been redeemed by their Savior, Jesus), is called the Bride of Christ, and her future gown is the righteous actions done in this life. Join us as we hear from God’s Word about how to be clothed in the beauty that God desires!

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Date: April 6, 2014 Speak Lord; We Will Listen

Sermon Passage: Acts 13:1-3
Sermon Title: Speak Lord; We Will Listen
Sermon Summary: The voice of God entering the chaos of men brings life and peace…but are we listening? Will you act when you hear? Join us as we hear how God speaks to people, even today!
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Date: April 13, 2014 Don't Be Fooled

Sermon Passage: Acts 13:4-12
Sermon Title: Don’t Be Fooled
Sermon Summary: At the first Palm Sunday, the majesty of the King who rode on the donkey was beyond what eyes alone could tell. God is still surprising people and where the Spirit of the Lord shows up today might surprise you! Join us for this sermon from Acts 13:4-12.
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Date: April 20, 2014 God Raised Him From the Dead

Sermon Passage: Acts 13:13-43
Sermon Title: God Raised Him From the Dead
Sermon Summary: Chocolates and bunnies and eternity-altering, life-giving, earth-quaking events, oh my! Christ’s resurrection has meaning if we’re willing to see it and live it. Join us for the sermon from Sunday, April 20, 2014; Easter Sunday. Christ is Risen!
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Date: May 4, 2014 Where Is Your Trust?

Sermon Passage: Acts 13:44-52
Sermon Title: Where is Your Trust?
Sermon Summary: Where we put our trust is not just a matter of what we say, but what we do. Where do you put your trust? In Jesus? Does your life show your answer to be true? Join us in Acts 13:44-52 as we see where Christians get our confidence and how to live like it.
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Date: May 11, 2014 Be Useful

Sermon Passage: Acts 14:1-7
Sermon Title: Be Useful
Sermon Summary: The primary goal of our faith is not comfort, self-expression or even personal growth. If God is at the center, it’s the Lord who we serve. So, then, when we have opportunity, we want to grow to be useful to the Lord. Are you useful? Join us as we consider the example of Paul and Barnabas as they served the Lord faithfully.
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Date: May 18, 2014 Stay Focused, Stay Faithful

Sermon Passage: Acts 14:8-18
Sermon Title: Stay Focused, Stay Faithful
Sermon Summary: Paul and Barnabas weren’t just missionaries, they were examples for all followers of Christ -not just missionaries, but all those who belong to Jesus. They lived the calling to stay focused and faithful to Christ despite the distractions all around them. Will you?
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Date: May 25, 2014 This is a Passion to Live For

Sermon Passage: Acts 14:19-23
Sermon Title: This is a Passion to Live For
Sermon Summary: What is the driving force in your life? So many people are looking for that one, big purpose to live for. So few people have a passion that would move them to serve beyond the norm. Do you? Acts 14:19-23 points us to the best purpose any of us could have.
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Date: June 8, 2014 The Church on Fire for God is Faithful

Sermon Passage: Acts 14:24-28
Sermon Title: The Church on Fire for God is Faithful
Sermon Summary: God is faithful! We spent the first 15 min. of this sermon hearing impromptu testimonies of God’s faithfulness to people in the congregation. Acts 14 records the example of two faithful men. Will you allow God to make you faithful like He is? I hope so.
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Date: June 15, 2014 We Do Not Stand Alone

Sermon Passage: Acts 15:1-19
Sermon Title: We Do Not Stand Alone
Sermon Summary: When the going gets tough, where do you go? The Church looks to faithful leaders. The question is not “do we need leaders,” it’s “what kind of leaders do we need?” Acts 15 gives us a great example of what kind to look for and what kind to be.
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Date: June 22, 2014 There is a Path and It is Good

Sermon Passage: Acts 15:19-29
Sermon Title: There is a Path and It is Good
Sermon Summary: God’s ways are different than ours and when we follow Christ, it means change; but the change is so good. Join us as we hear the call to live all for Jesus in freedom and purity.
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Date: June 29, 2014 We Are Built with Joy

Sermon Passage: Acts 15:30-35
Sermon Title: We Are Built with Joy
Sermon Summary: Joy doesn’t have to be an accident or rare surprise. Acts 15 served us as a great reminder of what to rejoice in. Join us as we hear from God’s Word, some characteristics of joy. Also, check out the additional handout for help cultivating joy.
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Date: July 20, 2014 Engage! For God and for All People

Sermon Passage: Acts 15:32-41
Sermon Title: Engage! For God and for All People
Sermon Summary: We’ve got things to do, places to go, people to see! Things have to be done yesterday! And yet, the work of the Lord often gets forgotten, or more often, completely left for others. Acts 15 helps combat some of the common lies that keep us on the sidelines of our faith. Join us in listening…

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Date: July 27, 2014 I'm Giving It All!

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:1-5
Sermon Title: I’m Giving It All!
Sermon Summary: What do personal identity, martyrdom and evangelism numbers have in common? Way too often, the answer is “self.” God’s Word shows us the remedy for this common problem of putting ourselves before Jesus Christ. Join us as we hear from Acts 16.

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Date: August 3, 2014 I Give It All!

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:6-12
Sermon Title: I Give It All! (Part 2)
Sermon Summary: We tend to hold onto things that we love. Our love for God is often shown by what we give up. How much of you is yielded to the King of Kings? Will you give him your plans? Join us in hearing from Acts 16 and the apostles’ decision to do just that!

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Date: August 10, 2014 Go! Freedom is Waiting!

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:13-18
Sermon Title: Go! Freedom is Waiting!
Sermon Summary: “Go,” Jesus said, “make disciples!” So much is wrapped up in that statement! Making disciples isn’t a religious event; it’s the overhaul of life so that the Spirit of God begins to reign. Acts 16 shows the freedom God brings by His Spirit! Join us as we listen.

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Date: August 17, 2014 Choose Christ, Choose Life!

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:19-24
Sermon Title: Choose Christ, Choose Life!
Sermon Summary: Do you connect your choice to follow Christ with the way you live every day? Choosing to follow Jesus is a choice to see better and to live differently. Join us as we listened to Acts 16:19-24.

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Date: August 24, 2014 Choose Holy Surrender

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:25-34
Sermon Title: Choose Holy Surrender
Sermon Summary: Are you a worshiper? When times are hardest, fancy songs and pretty melodies are not the focus. No, God wants us to cultivate a life of worship that takes us beyond Sunday morning and into every hour; in celebration or trial. Join us as we hear from Acts 16:25-34…

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Date: August 31, 2014 Follow the Leader

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:35-40
Sermon Title: Follow the Leader!
Sermon Summary: Authority is a bad word for many people. What does God say about the matter? How should we -who have a perfect leader, Jesus Christ- live with fallible earthly leaders and systems? Acts 16 gives us an example to follow; and it leads to great things!

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Date: September 7, 2014 There is a King, Follow Him!

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:1-3
Sermon Title: There is a King, Follow Him!
Sermon Summary: How can we worship God if we don’t understand the implications of his grace? How can we share the Gospel if we haven’t understood what’s actually good about the “Good News?” God, our king, calls us to faithfulness with our minds. We need to think.

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Date: October 12, 2014 Be Saturated By the Word!

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:10-12
Sermon Title: Be Saturated By the Word!
Sermon Summary: We can dabble in God and take little bites of his Word. Or, we can be all in. Be all in with God’s Word! Better yet, let God’s Word be all over your life!

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Date: October 19, 2014 Priests! Each and Every One of Us

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:13-15
Sermon Title: Priests! Each and Every One of Us
Sermon Summary: Christian leaders are important, so is every other person who calls on the name of the Lord. Leader or not, we all have a part to play in honoring Jesus in this world. Do you live like your part is needed and beneficial?

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Date: October 26, 2014 Shine Out!

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:16-21
Sermon Title: Shine Out!
Sermon Summary: When God is in us, we see the world differently. When God is in us, our lives look different to the world. Are you consistently making the decision to live for Jesus? Acts 17 gives us a great example of what it looks like for Christ to lead a life. Join us as we listen.

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Date: November 2, 2014 Time to Speak

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:22-28
Sermon Title: Time to Speak
Sermon Summary: There is a time for silence. There are also times where remaining silent would be the most hurtful, hateful and unloving thing to do. Join us as we hear from Acts 17 and learn about the time to speak.

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Date: November 9, 2014 Time to Act

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:22-28
Sermon Title: Time to Act
Sermon Summary: Sometimes, people can seem so big and God can seem so distant. Acts 17:22-28 reminds us that the true God is very near and very involved in our daily lives. Those who love him have an important role to play in what God is doing. Join us as we listen.

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Date: November 16, 2014 First Things First

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:29-31
Sermon Title: First Things First
Sermon Summary: When people say “turn to the Lord,” what do they mean? Idols are a thing of the past, right? Surely there are no idols of the 21st century; right? Wrong. Many idols are different in 2014, but God’s answer for them has remained beautifully unchanged.

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Date: January 18, 2015Plug In!

Title: Do Not Fear, Do Not Keep Silent (Acts 18:6-11)

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Date: January 25, 2015Plug In!

Title: Whose Fire Is It? (Acts 18:12-17)

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Date: February 1, 2015Plug In!

Title: Be Committed to the Church (Acts 18:18-23)

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Date: February 8, 2015Plug In!

Title: We Are Stewards of One Another (Acts 18:24-28)

Sermon Summary: To obey Christ, make disciples and change the world, we have to love one another. Listen in as we hear from Acts about how God wants us to see each other as gifts from God.

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Date: February 15, 2015 Plug In!

Title: Plug In! The Power for Life Comes from God (Acts 19:1-7)

Sermon Summary: Has your life in Christ become a burden instead of a joy? Join us as we hear from Acts 19 and see the solution that God gives for refreshing, powerful living.

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Date: March 1, 2015 Plug In!

Title: God’s People Are Determined Through Hardship (Acts 19:8-10)

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Date: March 8, 2015 Plug In!

Title: Reserved: The Power of God is For Eternal Good (Acts 19:11-20)

Sermon Summary: The message of Acts 19:11-20 is a great reminder of the reality of God’s power. Beyond fascination with the remarkable and awe for the unusual, God has the power that will bring true and lasting change for those who love Jesus.

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Date: March 15, 2015 God Moves Through Devoted People

Title: Reserved: God Moves Through Devoted People (Acts 19:21-22)

Sermon Summary: Many of us say we want to trust the Lord, but living that out daily is a different story, isn’t it? How do we yield to the Lord as we make plans? What questions do we ask? That’s what this message helps us answer. Join us as we hear from Acts 19:21-22 and see one Christian leader’s choice to follow the Lord’s leading in his plans.

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Date: March 22, 2015 Our Mission Remains

Title: Our Mission Remains (Acts 19:23-41)

Sermon Summary: We live in a world that is opposed to the Gospel and the mission of the church, and that opposition is often violent. How should we remain faithful to our mission and be obedient to Jesus in the face of difficulty? Listen in as we explore Acts 19:23-41 and see how the early Church responded to one such situation.

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Date: May 24, 2015 A Leader's Confidence Comes From God

Title: A Leader’s Confidence Comes From God (Acts 20:32)

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Date: May 31, 2015 Not For Me, For Christ

Title: Not For Me, For Christ (Acts 20:33-38)

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Date: June 7, 2015 Stick to the Mission

Title: Stick to the Mission (Acts 21:1-14)

Sermon Summary: God is building people who endure trials – not only with their faith intact, but with a consistent and strong commitment to the mission we’re on to love Christ and glorify Him in this world. Are you on that path? Join us as we listen from Acts 21:1-14

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Date: June 14, 2015 Live for the Kingdom

Title: Live for the Kingdom (Acts 21:15-26)

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Date: June 21, 2015 Bound, Yet Free

Title: Bound, Yet Free (Acts 21:25)

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Date: July 19, 2015 Christ in Even Me

Title: Christ in Even Me (Acts 22:1-5)

Sermon Summary: Want to hear something amazing; an example of God’s power in a normal person? So do others! This week, we heard about the value and power of our personal testimony. Join us in listening as we learned from Acts 22:1-5.

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Date: July 26, 2015 Christ in Even Me Part 2

Title: Christ in Even Me – Part 2 (Acts 22:6-11)

Sermon Summary: The supernatural is real and every believer in Jesus lives between the two worlds of heaven and earth. Sharing our two worlds with those we love is a great opportunity but it can be hard to do. Join us in listening as we learned from Acts 22:6-11; there we heard about how and why we should still share the astonishing things in our lives.

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Date: August 2, 2015 Christ in Even Me Part 3

Title: Christ in Even Me – Part 3 (Acts 22:12-16)

Sermon Summary: God speaks through people and our lives and ministries will be impacted greatly by people who served the Lord. Do you know what to do with the people who speak for God in your life? Do you know how to be one of those people that God can speak through? The answer is not necessarily popular in 2015, but it’s important to God.

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Date: August 16, 2015 Christ in Even Me Part 4

Title: Christ in Even Me – Part 4 – The Story and the Glory Belong to God (Acts 22:17-24)

Sermon Summary: “My testimony!” “I found Jesus.” “I serve the Lord” It’s so easy to think and talk as if our lives and even our conversion story are personal possessions or accomplishments. The truth is that they’re not; even our testimony is the Lord’s to do with as he pleases. Does your heart reflect this truth? Join us to see what happened when the great missionary Apostle, Paul’s story didn’t do what he thought it would do.

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Date: August 23, 2015 Live for Ultimate Joy

Title: Live for Ultimate Joy (Acts 22:25-30)

Sermon Summary: How then, can we follow the rightful King, Jesus, if we’re busy doing the bidding of another ruler: comfort? In Jesus, there is an invitation to experience everlasting joy. What are you living for? Join us as we see one man’s decisions as he follows the Master who gives complete joy.

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Date: August 30, 2015 Free and Clear

Title: Free and Clear (Acts 23:1-11)

Sermon Summary: God is holy, holy, holy. God is gracious and kind and very near. How do we live like Jesus when holiness and grace seem to oppose one another? Listen in as we discover how to live free and clear of guilt before a perfectly Holy God.

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Date: September 6, 2015 Christ Reigns Over Conspiracies

Title: Christ Reigns Over Conspiracies (Acts 23:12-24)

Sermon Summary: How do you get the Romans to fully fund your mission trip? You don’t, but God can, even in the face of hostile, violent conspiracies. That what God did with Paul, showing that Christ reigns; not conspirators, secret societies or hate groups. Christ has overcome the world. Join us as we listen from Acts 23:12-24 and see that Christ Reigns Over Conspiracies.

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Date: September 20, 2015 The Other Side of Faith

Title: The Other Side of Faith (Acts 23:26-35)

Sermon Summary: Family Chat & Sermon

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Date: September 13, 2015

Sermon Summary: This week, we had a special visit with leaders from the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center. The personal testimony that was shared is not available for download. Visit the SMPCC website herefor more information!

 


Date: September 27, 2015 Live Found and Free

Title: Live Found and Free (Acts 24:1-10)

Sermon Summary: What does it mean to be lost? In a time where confusion and chaos seem to reign, we need to understand what it means to be lost so we can get found and help others do the same. God’s Word gives us direction and God gives us power to live as found people, freed by the Son of God. Join us as we heard from Acts 24:1-10.

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Date: October 4, 2015 We Are People of Truth

Title: We Are People of Truth (Acts 24:11-21)

Sermon Summary: Standing for truth is not always easy, but even when it’s unpopular with people, it’s always right with God. Acts 24:11-21 shows what it can look like when a person stands for truth in the face of adversity; it’s an example we can and should follow.

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Date: October 11, 2015 God's People Redeem The Time

Title: God’s People Redeem The Time (Acts 24:22-27)

Sermon Summary: Time flies when we’re having fun…and when we’re not. Time passes with every useful moment and every distraction in life. The question is, what will we do with it. God’s Word speaks to us about using our time well, if we have ears to listen. The message this week was from Acts 24:22-27.

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Date: October 18, 2015 One Precious Life, His Life

Title: One Precious Life, His Life (Acts 25:1-12)

Sermon Summary: The drive to live for ourselves seems natural, but that doesn’t mean that it’s best. How can we get beyond personal ambition, self-interest and live for that which has eternal value and lasts forever? Acts 25:1-12 gives us two examples to learn from. Which will you follow?

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Poem:
One Precious Life

There is but one; one precious life,
To seek and to save and to treasure
There is but one; one precious life,
Whose value is beyond measure

This is the life that was laid down for you
This is the life that was given
This is the life that Eternity’s seen
This is the life worth your living.

So, fight, fight, fight tooth and nail
Fight to give all you receive
The life that is precious is not your own but the King’s
And his life is for all who believe.

There is but one; one precious life,
To seek and to save and to treasure
There is but one; one precious life,
Whose value is beyond measure

There is but one; one precious life,
Whose glory will outshine all others
When the hope all seems gone and we’ve spent all we have
For eternity, Christ’s life, we’ll discover.


Date: November 1, 2015 Guest Preacher: Rev. Allen Springer

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Allen Springer (Luke 9:23-26)

Sermon Summary: If we are not first disciples of Christ, we will never make disciples of Christ. Follow Jesus.

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Date: November 8, 2015 There's Glory and Life in Christ Alone

Title: There’s Glory and Life in Christ Alone (Acts 25:13-22)

Sermon Summary: The resurrection of Christ is not only the pivotal point in history, it is the pivotal point for our lives. If you trust Jesus, does your trust rely on and your testimony insist on the reality of the resurrection? It must; in the resurrection, there is so much about Christ that is shown. Believe it. Proclaim it.

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Date: November 15, 2015 Who Is Your King? What Is His Kingdom?

Title: Who Is Your King? What Is His Kingdom? (Acts 25:23- 26:3)

Sermon Summary: If you say Jesus has saved you, has he changed you? Is he changing your longings and what satisfies you? In Christ, our desires change to match the One who has loved us and saves us. This morning, our study in Acts shows what it looks like when people encounter God’s reign; some avoid it, some embrace it and are changed. Which is it for you?

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Date: November 22, 2015 Reveal the Everlasting Father

Title: Reveal the Everlasting Father (Acts 26:4-8)

Sermon Summary: God is drawing people to himself and one of the billboards he uses is our lives! If you call on Jesus as Lord, God has designed you to be a living invitation for others to follow. Do you know what things God can use? You might be surprised. Join us as we hear from Acts 26:4-8.

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Date: January 3, 2016 Boldly Go, God is Calling

Title: Boldly Go, God is Calling (Acts 26:9-23)

Sermon Summary: Is your ear tuned to God? Are you ready to follow His leading? It’s so good to say “I’m a Christian,” and it’s better to add to that: I know how to follow the Lord. This message from Acts 26 is a primer on how to get ready to pursue God’s calling, no matter where you’ve been, no matter where He leads. Join us in listening.

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Date: January 10, 2016 When All Else is Shaken, Stand Firm in the Lord

Title: When All Else is Shaken, Stand Firm in the Lord (Acts 26:24-32)

Sermon Summary: When trouble comes, pressure rises and it can be easy to lose perspective. Thankfully, God has given us many examples in the Scriptures that guide us in how to respond and how to prepare. Join us in listening to this sermon from Acts 26. The message is good for us if we want to prepare for special hardship and for preparation for every day life.

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Date: January 17, 2016 Stay Faithfully Surrendered

Title: Stay Faithfully Surrendered (Acts 27:1-12)

Sermon Summary: Life doesn’t happen on stage or in front of the masses. It happens moment by moment in the mundane and quiet. Scripture is often filled with evidence of the dynamic and changing times. Fortunately, it gives a picture of faithfulness in the quiet as well. Acts 27 is one of those passages and it has great value for us today.

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Date: February 28, 2016 Let Him Shine

Title: Let Him Shine (Acts 28:17-31)

Sermon Summary: Our Acts series concludes with a call to allow Jesus Christ to radiate through our lives, no matter the circumstances. The same God is alive in us who believe as was alive in the Apostle Paul. Let Him Shine.

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