Sent: The Book of Acts (Part 2)

A 6-part series digging into the second stage of Acts, where a now-flourishing church begins to face resistance. And yet even in the midst of this persecution, God uses the fiercist persecutor of Christians to do big things for his glory.

Side By Side | Acts 9:19b-31
June 7, 2015 | Pastor Mike

God prepared Saul's heart for ministry. But it  wasn't a solo journey. God used many people in Saul's life to come alongside him and pour into him. When that happens, Christ's Church is at its best.

A Changed Man | Acts 9:1-19a
May 31, 2015 | Pastor Mike

People don't change their minds very often. At least not about the really important things in life. Which makes the conversion of Saul even more amazing: God took a Jesus-hater and turned him into a Jesus-lover. And he does that same thing for his people today.

Whatever It Takes | Acts 8:26-40
May 24, 2015 | Pastor Mike

Is this something in your life that you would do whatever it takes to acquire or accomplish? God has one of those, too: He is going to do whatever it takes to reach the world with the good news of Jesus. And we see a picture of this in the story of Philip and the eunuch.

The Greatest Superpower | Acts 8:4-25
May 17, 2015 | Pastor Mike

Wouldn't it be cool if you could have a superpower?! Well, actually, the Bible speaks of a great power that is found in God's people... and it's greater than any power you could imagine! And we learn about it in Acts 8, where there is a story of a man who met this power and tried to get it the wrong way.

The Mother with No Name | Exodus 2:1-10
May 10, 2015 | Pastor Mike

We interrupt our scheduled programming for a special mother's day message, featuring an unnamed mother from the book of Exodus.

A Brief History of Rejection | Acts 6:8-8:3
May 3, 2015 | Pastor Mike

On the day of his death the first Christian martyr, Stephen, gave a speech containing pretty much all of history up until that day. And his point was simple: God's messengers have always been rejected. Which should be a wakeup call for Christians, who are called to be Christ's witnesses in the world.

Leading Christ's Disciples | Acts 6:1-7
April 26, 2015 | Pastor Mike

A few years into the life of the Church, a disagreement hits. From the leadership of the Twelve Disciples we can learn three lessons to apply to our own leadership.