Acts

Acts 1
Title: What Happens When We Are Baptized in the Holy Spirit?

Date: November 23, 2008

Theme: When we were baptized in the Holy Spirit, we were initiated into the New Covenant, placed into the Church, given spiritual gifts, and empowered to be Christ’s witnesses.

Text: Acts 1:4-5

Reading: Luke 24:45-53

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Title: A Thriving Mission

Date: September 11, 2001

Theme: A thriving, growing church understands that our mission propels us into all the world - from our local area to the farthest corners of the globe.

Text: Acts 1:6-8

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Title: Is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit A "Second Blessing"?

Date: December 7, 2008

Theme
: The baptism in the Holy Spirit, while theologically distinct from regeneration and justification, occurs at the same time -- when we become believers in Christ.

Text
: Acts 1:8; 2:38-39; 1 Corinthians 12:13

Advent Readings:
Psalm 72:1-8; John 14:27

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Title: Called To Be A Witness

Date: March 6, 2011

Theme: Everyone who is in Christ and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit has been called to be a witness to our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Text:  Acts 1:8

Reading:  Isaiah 42:1-12

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Title: Planting Churches by the Power of the Spirit

Date: March 13, 2011

Theme: To plant churches and spread the light of the Gospel into areas under the influence of Satan, we must be full of the power of the Holy Spirit.

Text: Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:8

Reading: Isaiah 61:1-4

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Title: A Thriving Life of Prayer

Date: September 25, 2011

Theme: A thriving, growing church is fueled by a life of prayer, enjoying communion with God, and crying out for Him to work in their midst.

Text: Acts 1:12-14; 4:23-31

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Acts 2
Title: A Thriving Power

Date: September 18, 2011

Theme: A thriving church must be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to know and accomplish God's call.

Text: Acts 2:1-12

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Title: Disciples and the World

Date: September 3, 2006

Theme: The disciple understands and embraces their role in blessing the nations of the world.

Text: Acts 2:6-8

Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

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Title: The Passion and Resurrection of Christ

Date: April 11, 2004

Theme:
Although every one of us are responsible for Christ’s death because of our sin, God raised Him from death that we might be saved.

Text: Acts 2:22-23

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Title: What It Means to Be A Disciple

Date: July 13, 2008

Theme:  A disciple is one who recognizes their sin, receives the forgiveness offered in Christ, and lives a life of worship and service in the context of a local community of believers.

Text:  Acts 2:36-47

Reading:  Psalm 34:1-10

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A Thriving Spirituality

Date: October 2, 2011

Theme: As the church, we thrive only by the grace of God which we experience through the means of grace. Therefore we must embrace and intentionally seek to cultivate that grace in our lives as part of the church.

Text: Acts 2:36-42

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Title: Baptism in the Name of the Lord

Date: May 2, 2010

Theme: Water baptism is done under the authority of the Trinity in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Text: Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38

Reading: Acts 10:34-48

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Title: Who Should Be Baptized?

Date: April 25, 2010

Theme: In view of the biblical teaching on the New Covenant and water baptism, only those who have personally professed faith in Christ should be water baptized.

Text: Acts 2:38-39; Acts 8:18; 1 Corinthians 7:14

Reading: Hebrews 8:6-13

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Title: Is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit A "Second Blessing"?

Date: December 7, 2008

Theme
: The baptism in the Holy Spirit, while theologically distinct from regeneration and justification, occurs at the same time -- when we become believers in Christ.

Text
: Acts 1:8; 2:38-39; 1 Corinthians 12:13

Advent Readings:
Psalm 72:1-8; John 14:27

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Title: The Spirit, the Word, and the Means of Grace

Date: September 7, 2008

Theme: God wants to fill His people with His Spirit and this is primarily done as we consistently participate in faith with the means of grace He has ordained for His people.

Text: Acts 2:42

Reading: Ephesians 5:15-21

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Title: A Thriving Community

Date: October 9, 2011

Theme: A thriving church is a true community, centered on Christ, awed God’s power, showing practical love, living life together, and experiencing God’s favor.

Text: Acts 2:42-47

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Acts 4
Title: Thriving By the Power of the Gospel

Date: October 16, 2011

Theme: The Church exists because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And, the primary means by which it continues to thrive is the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Text: Acts 4:1-12

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Title: A Thriving Life of Prayer

Date: September 25, 2011

Theme: A thriving, growing church is fueled by a life of prayer, enjoying communion with God, and crying out for Him to work in their midst.

Text: Acts 1:12-14; 4:23-31

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Acts 6
Title: A Thriving Life of Prayer

Date: September 25, 2011

Theme: A thriving, growing church is fueled by a life of prayer, enjoying communion with God, and crying out for Him to work in their midst.

Text: Acts 1:12-14; 4:23-31

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Title: A Growing, Vibrant Church

Date: November 16, 2014

Theme: The church becomes vibrant and grows as each person uses their gifts and calling to serve others for Christ.

Text:
Acts 6:1-7

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Acts 8
Title: Thriving Through Persecution

Date: November 13, 2011

Theme: God is on a mission to glorify the name of His Son, Jesus.  There are times that God has chosen to use persecution to ensure that the gospel of His Son goes forth and that His Church thrives.

Text: Acts 8:1-8

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Title: Who Should Be Baptized?

Date: April 25, 2010

Theme: In view of the biblical teaching on the New Covenant and water baptism, only those who have personally professed faith in Christ should be water baptized.

Text: Acts 2:38-39; Acts 8:18; 1 Corinthians 7:14

Reading: Hebrews 8:6-13

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Acts 9
Title: A Thriving Union

Date: October 23, 2011

Theme: As Paul learned on the road to Damascus, we thrive not through our own righteousness, but because we have a vital unity with Christ and His Church.

Text: Acts 9:1-6

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Title: A Thriving Growth

Date: November 6, 2011

Theme: Luke describes the early church as thriving with continuous growth as it is strengthened by the Spirit through the means of grace to fulfill the Great Commission -  even in the face of severe opposition.

Text: Acts 6:7; 9:31; 12:24; 16:5; 19:20

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Acts 10
Title: A Thriving Outreach

Date: October 30, 2011

Theme: A look at the outreach of the church to Gentiles.

Text: Acts 10:30-35; 39-48a

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Acts 12
Title: A Thriving Growth

Date: November 6, 2011

Theme: Luke describes the early church as thriving with continuous growth as it is strengthened by the Spirit through the means of grace to fulfill the Great Commission -  even in the face of severe opposition.

Text: Acts 6:7; 9:31; 12:24; 16:5; 19:20

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Acts 14
Title: Called To the Church

Date: November 11, 2012

Theme:  When Christ calls us through the Gospel, He calls us into local churches where we can be protected, strengthened and equipped by those whom Christ has saved and called to be leaders in the church. NOTE: THE LAST 20 MINUTES IS AN ORDINATION CEREMONY.

Text: Acts 14:21-23

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Acts 15
Title: The Founding of the Church at Philippi (Part 1)

Date: November 25, 2007

Theme: As he arrived at Philippi Paul had survived conflict, been strengthened by new partners, and was guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Text: Acts 15:36-16:15


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Acts 16
Title: A Thriving Growth

Date: November 6, 2011

Theme: Luke describes the early church as thriving with continuous growth as it is strengthened by the Spirit through the means of grace to fulfill the Great Commission -  even in the face of severe opposition.

Text: Acts 6:7; 9:31; 12:24; 16:5; 19:20

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Title: The Founding of the Church at Philippi (Part 1)

Date: November 25, 2007

Theme: As he arrived at Philippi Paul had survived conflict, been strengthened by new partners, and was guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Text: Acts 15:36-16:15


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Title: The Founding of the Church at Philippi (Part 2)

Date: December 2, 2007

Theme: God sovereignly works by His Spirit to draw people from all backgrounds to Himself, and to sustain our joy even in times of suffering.

Text: Acts 16:11-40

Reading: Philippians 2:1-4

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Acts 19
Title: A Thriving Growth

Date: November 6, 2011

Theme: Luke describes the early church as thriving with continuous growth as it is strengthened by the Spirit through the means of grace to fulfill the Great Commission -  even in the face of severe opposition.

Text: Acts 6:7; 9:31; 12:24; 16:5; 19:20

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Acts 28
Title: A Thriving Future

Date: November 20, 2011

Theme: The book of Acts closes with a bold, unhindered proclamation of the Gospel - in spite of all the oppositions of Satan and the world - which guarantees a glorious thriving future for the Church and the kingdom of God.

Text: Acts 28:30-31

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