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   How Prayer Advanced the Church in Acts
   Luke 18:1; Acts
Sunday School,  August 14, 2016
 
God uses prayer to grow his church. Our Lord promised in Matthew 16:18 that he would build his church, and he is still building it. But how? The Book of Acts explains how—through God’s people in the power of the Holy Spirit. And what are God’s people called upon to do in the Spirit’s power to advance His church? Very simply—proclamation of the gospel and prayer. It is the second of these duties that we will note in Acts that God used to grow His Church.

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   The Holy Spirit and the Last Days – Part 2
   Acts 2:1–21; various texts
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 1, 2016
The doctrine of the Holy Spirit is one of the most fascinating and mysterious studies in the Word of God. But while many theologies describe the Holy Spirit and his ministries, few address the Holy Spirit’s ministry in the Last Days in particular. In this study, we will examine the Holy Spirit’s coming upon the church, signifying the Last Days, and explore what the Spirit’s ministry means for us today.

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   The Holy Spirit and the Last Days – Part 1
   Acts 2:1–21; various texts
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 25, 2016
The doctrine of the Holy Spirit is one of the most fascinating and mysterious studies in the Word of God. But while many theologies describe the Holy Spirit and his ministries, few address the Holy Spirit’s ministry in the Last Days in particular. In this study, we will examine the Holy Spirit’s coming upon the church, signifying the Last Days, and explore what the Spirit’s ministry means for us today.

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   Seeing, Believing, Serving
   Acts 3 - 4
Sunday Morning Service,  March 27, 2016
 
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is a fact of history.  The empty tomb, the transformation of the disciples, the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ and the ministry that followed are all crowning proofs of Christianity. It is estimated that one-third of humanity today profess to believe in the resurrection. This is significant because most of the people in the world know that Jesus existed and if He had not risen from the dead, no one today would have ever heard of him. The eyewitnesses of Christ's resurrection believed on Him and became His powerful servants.

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   A Time of Transition
   Acts 1:12-14; Romans 15:4-7
Sunday Morning Service,  February 7, 2016
 
Just prior to His departure into Heaven, Jesus instructed His followers to WAIT for the promise of the Father (Acts 1:4). He recognized that there would be a time of transition between His departure and the arrival of the Holy Spirit of God. Not only did Jesus instruct them to wait, He also gave them instructions as to how they were to wait. Acts 1:14 reveals how they waited - "with one accord in prayer and supplication." Being now in a time of transition, we also need to follow the instruction of our Lord and Savior who said, My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they FOLLOW Me (John 10:27). Therefore, like the disciples of Christ, we are to wait until the Lord brings us another shepherd and the key to achieving God's blessing and direction is to wait with one accord in prayer and supplication.

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   Stirring Up Spiritual Memory – Part 2a
   2 Peter 1:12-15; Acts
Sunday Morning Service,  January 10, 2016
As Peter neared the end of his ministry to the church, he was intent not to give the Lord’s people something new, but to stir their spiritual memory, or make them recall what they already had. Likewise, as my pastoral ministry at Bethany draws to a close, I would like to remind you of several essential blessings that are yours as believers in Christ.

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   Mission Accomplished?
   Luke 9:23–24; 24:46–48; Acts 20:17–27; 28:17–31; 2 Timothy 4:6–8
Sunday Morning Service,  October 11, 2015
We are Jesus’ witnesses, called to carry forth his mission which he left for his followers (Luke 24:48). But how do we know when this mission is accomplished? We find an answer to this question when we look closely at Paul’s own reflection upon his ministry and service for Christ.

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   Conflict in the Gentile Mission - Part 2c
   Acts 18:1 – 20:6
Sunday Morning Service,  September 27, 2015
As the Lord led Paul into new Gentile territory, there were always fresh conflicts which tempted to make the apostle fearful. But the Lord gave Paul full assurance of his divine presence with the words, “I am with you,” strongly reminiscent of God’s promise to Moses as he also took the Word of God before the Gentiles. The Lord’s presence in Paul’s ministry took the form of several wonderful provisions.

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   Conflict in the Gentile Mission - Part 2b
   Acts 18:1 – 20:6
Sunday Morning Service,  September 20, 2015
As the Lord led Paul into new Gentile territory, there were always fresh conflicts which tempted to make the apostle fearful. But the Lord gave Paul full assurance of his divine presence with the words, “I am with you,” strongly reminiscent of God’s promise to Moses as he also took the Word of God before the Gentiles. The Lord’s presence in Paul’s ministry took the form of several wonderful provisions.

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   Conflict in the Gentile Mission - Part 2a
   Acts 18:1 – 20:6
Sunday Morning Service,  September 13, 2015
As the Lord led Paul into new Gentile territory, there were always fresh conflicts which tempted to make the apostle fearful. But the Lord gave Paul full assurance of his divine presence with the words, “I am with you,” strongly reminiscent of God’s promise to Moses as he also took the Word of God before the Gentiles. The Lord’s presence in Paul’s ministry took the form of several wonderful provisions.

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   The Witness’s Discourse – Part 3
   Acts 17
Sunday Morning Service,  September 6, 2015
As Jesus’ witnesses, our task is not merely to announce the gospel, hoping that the seeds will land on good soil and bear fruit. We will be called upon to explain the gospel so that the listeners are persuaded by it (compare Luke 24:47 and Matt 28:19–20). This means that we must become better at reasoning with people about the truth of the gospel, so that they are moved by the truth. And for that lesson we will sit at the feet of the apostle Paul, observing his discourse with both Jews and Gentiles.

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   The Witness’s Discourse – Part 2
   Acts 17
Sunday Morning Service,  August 23, 2015
As Jesus’ witnesses, our task is not merely to announce the gospel, hoping that the seeds will land on good soil and bear fruit. We will be called upon to explain the gospel so that the listeners are persuaded by it (compare Luke 24:47 and Matt 28:19–20). This means that we must become better at reasoning with people about the truth of the gospel, so that they are moved by the truth. And for that lesson we will sit at the feet of the apostle Paul, observing his discourse with both Jews and Gentiles.

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   The Witness’s Discourse – Part 1
   Acts 17
Sunday Morning Service,  August 16, 2015
As Jesus’ witnesses, our task is not merely to announce the gospel, hoping that the seeds will land on good soil and bear fruit. We will be called upon to explain the gospel so that the listeners are persuaded by it (compare Luke 24:47 and Matt 28:19–20). This means that we must become better at reasoning with people about the truth of the gospel, so that they are moved by the truth. And for that lesson we will sit at the feet of the apostle Paul, observing his discourse with both Jews and Gentiles.

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   Conflict in the Gentile Mission - Part 1
   Acts 16
Sunday Morning Service,  August 9, 2015
Before his second missionary journey, Paul’s conflicts are mainly with the Jews who fight back against his preaching. But on his second and third journeys, Paul finds himself the subject of attacks within the Gentile world. When we read Acts 16 , we are encouraged by what the Lord does for his witnesses in the midst of severe persecution, as they rest with confidence in his care for them.

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   Refining the Mission – Part 3
   Acts 15:1–35
Sunday Morning Service,  August 2, 2015
After the Lord began to bring multiple Gentile believers into the church, a question arose among the Jewish Christians: Isn’t the call to embrace Christ for salvation also a call to submit to the traditions of the Mosaic Law? This major issue allowed the first-century church to refine their mission, articulating for themselves as well as for us today not only the believer’s relationship to the Law, but also the pristine message of the true gospel.

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   Refining the Mission – Part 2
   Acts 15:1–35
Sunday Morning Service,  July 26, 2015
After the Lord began to bring multiple Gentile believers into the church, a question arose among the Jewish Christians: Isn’t the call to embrace Christ for salvation also a call to submit to the traditions of the Mosaic Law? This major issue allowed the first-century church to refine their mission, articulating for themselves as well as for us today not only the believer’s relationship to the Law, but also the pristine message of the true gospel.

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   Refining the Mission – Part 1
   Acts 15:1–35
Sunday Morning Service,  July 12, 2015
After the Lord began to bring multiple Gentile believers into the church, a question arose among the Jewish Christians: Isn’t the call to embrace Christ for salvation also a call to submit to the traditions of the Mosaic Law? This major issue allowed the first-century church to refine their mission, articulating for themselves as well as for us today not only the believer’s relationship to the Law, but also the pristine message of the true gospel.

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   Jesus’ Mission through Adversity
   Acts 11:19–15:41
Sunday Morning Service,  June 28, 2015
When difficult or traumatic things happen to us in ministry, we are tempted to think that they are a hindrance to the advancement of the gospel. But what we learn from Paul’s ministry in Acts is that the Lord continually uses adversity to advance his mission. In fact, we would not see Jesus’ mission through Paul unfolding in the same way apart from the hardships and challenges Paul faced. This understanding of how the Lord works through adversity is essential for us as his witnesses.

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   Jesus Advances His Mission
   Acts 12:1–24
Sunday Morning Service,  June 14, 2015
Throughout the book of Acts, Luke posts brief updates on the progress of Jesus’ mission, as his witnesses take the gospel from Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria, and unto the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8; see 2:47; 5:14; 6:7; 8:4; 9:31; 11:24; 19:20). Remarkably, this advancement goes forward despite vicious attacks against the believers; for the Lord himself is building his church. Acts 12 is a perfect example of Jesus’ advancing his mission, unthwarted by the opposition of the enemy, giving us, his witnesses today, exceptional confidence in the face of mounting resistance.

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   The Real Actors in Acts
   Acts 1:1–14
Sunday Morning Service,  June 7, 2015
The traditional title for Luke’s second volume is, “The Acts of the Apostles.” But a closer look at the book reveals the identities of the real Actors. Who are they, and how does their ministry impact our understanding of the New Testament church?

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   Facing Persecution as Jesus’ Witnesses – Part 2
   Acts 4:23–31
Sunday Morning Service,  May 31, 2015
As the mission of Jesus advances in the book of Acts we note the growing persecution of Jesus’ witnesses. Today we have all contemplated the growing threat of persecution for believers and wondered how we would respond if our lives or our families were threatened on account of our testimony for Christ. This text directly answers this question by assuring us of the divine resources we can rely on when we must suffer on behalf of Christ.

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   Facing Persecution as Jesus’ Witnesses – Part 1
   Acts 4:23–31
Sunday Morning Service,  May 24, 2015
As the mission of Jesus advances in the book of Acts we note the growing persecution of Jesus’ witnesses. Today we have all contemplated the growing threat of persecution for believers and wondered how we would respond if our lives or our families were threatened on account of our testimony for Christ. This text directly answers this question by assuring us of the divine resources we can rely on when we must suffer on behalf of Christ.

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   The Witness’s Central Subject
   Acts 3
Sunday Morning Service,  May 3, 2015
Most of us have favorite subjects of conversation we can go on and on about. But in order to carry on the mission of Jesus as his witnesses, our central subject must be the name of the one who called us. As we read through this remarkable account in Acts 3, we are encouraged by two of Jesus’ earliest witnesses as they continually point their listeners to him.

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   Spirit-Empowered Witnesses – Part 2
   Acts 2:37-7
Sunday Morning Service,  April 26, 2015
What transformed the disciples of Jesus from timid and unsure followers into confident and powerful witnesses to his death and resurrection? The same thing that empowered Jesus at the beginning of his own ministry (Luke 4): the coming of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus pours out the Holy Spirit upon his witnesses, a Spirit-empowered, dynamic community of—his church!—is born. Luke’s description of this first church in Jerusalem challenges us to examine our own congregation for these marks of the Holy Spirit in our midst.

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   Spirit-Empowered Witnesses – Part 1
   Acts 2:37-7
Sunday Morning Service,  April 19, 2015
What transformed the disciples of Jesus from timid and unsure followers into confident and powerful witnesses to his death and resurrection? The same thing that empowered Jesus at the beginning of his own ministry (Luke 4): the coming of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus pours out the Holy Spirit upon his witnesses, a Spirit-empowered, dynamic community of—his church!—is born. Luke’s description of this first church in Jerusalem challenges us to examine our own congregation for these marks of the Holy Spirit in our midst.

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   The New Testament Idea of Repentance - Part 2
   Luke 24:45-48; Acts 2:38; 3:17-21; 11:1-18; 17:22-31; 20:17-21; 2 Corinthians 12;21; 2 Peter 3:9; Revelation 2-3
Wednesday Evening Service,  March 18, 2015
 
In Part 1, we saw that “repentance” is expressed by three different words in the New Testament, and that those words carry the idea of turning or returning, regretting, and changing one’s mind. In Part 2 we continue our study of the word “repentance” by looking specifically at the use of metanoia—or, a change of mind—in the New Testament. Then we will draw some conclusions based on our observations of this word in its various contexts.

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   The New Testament Idea of Repentance – Part 1
   Acts 15:19; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; James 5:19-20; 2 Corinthians 7:5-11
Wednesday Evening Service,  March 11, 2015
 
“Repent!” is the first sermon ever preached in the New Testament, for John the Baptist and Jesus himself came preaching, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” (e.g., Mark 1:4, 15; Matt 3:2, 8; 4:17; Luke 3:3; 5:32). But there is sometimes confusion about this idea of repentance, especially regarding its place in the gospel and in the Christian's daily walk. Therefore, I hope to look at the meaning of this word, “repent,” how the word is used in the New Testament, and what it means for us today as we witness and walk with Christ.

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   Understanding the Times
   Acts 1:6-8; 15:12-18
Sunday Morning Service,  February 22, 2015
 
Considering the times in which we live, it seems to make sense that we pay a little closer attention to end times prophecy. Paul described the hour of our existence as perilous times, meaning precarious, unsafe, uncertain or even dangerous as a result of conflicts that go all the way back to the Garden of Eden following the sin of Adam and Eve. Every person and every nation had or has a role to perform in this conflict, past, present and future. The one source of hope in the midst of the conflict is the Word of God whose author is the Creator, Controller and Finisher of time. Regardless of the raging storms of life, the Word of God will abide forever.

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   How Do We Know What Is True?
   2 Corinthians 4:3-5; 1 Peter 3:15; Acts 22:1
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 9, 2014
In Lesson 3, “Contending for the Truth,” we saw that being faithful to truth is not merely believing truth for ourselves. It is standing for truth, which the apostle Paul compares to laying siege to a city (2 Corinthians 4:3–5). Furthermore, this battle is not won in the flesh, but through the power of God. Yet as we have opportunity to stand for truth, we will find ourselves in contradiction with those who oppose the truth, and we must be ready to “give an answer” for the “reason” of our hope (1 Peter 3:15). This series of lessons is designed to prepare you for that moment.

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   New Covenant Giving - Part 2b: Old and New Covenant Giving
   Acts 2:45; Exodus 35; 2 Corinthians 8:7-9; Various Texts
Sunday Morning Service,  June 1, 2014
 
“God loves a cheerful giver,” Paul tells us (2 Cor 9:7). But various opinions about when we should give, how much we should give, and to whom we should give threaten to make us “confused” givers. In Part 2 of this brief series we will examine the Old and New Testament texts on giving to discover what the Bible says our giving should look like as New Covenant People of God.

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   To Be a Missionary
   Acts 19:29; Acts 20:4; Various Texts
Sunday Morning Service,  May 25, 2014
 
The necessary attitude for Christian missions is willingness to work in all areas, willingness to travel out of your comfort zone, and willing ness to suffer. The necessary motivation is Jesus who worked, left His home, and suffered for us.

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   The Eyewitnesses of Christmas: Mary
   Luke 2:1–7; John 19:17–27; Acts 1:14; 2:32–36
Sunday Morning Service,  December 15, 2013
 
Luke bases his Gospel on eyewitness testimony—the witness of those who saw and heard and knew Jesus as he lived and ministered among his people (Luke 1:2). Though Mary is likely the primary eyewitness in chapters 1 and 2, Luke also includes other witnesses: Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, the shepherds, Simeon, and Anna. As we give careful attention to their stories, we too behold the coming of the Christ child, and rejoice with them at the wonder of God’s great salvation. With Mary, the mother of Jesus, we behold three glorious aspects of the Son which are central to our salvation.

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   The Political Background
   Philippians 1:12-18, 27; 3:20; Acts 16; 21:27-33; 1 Thessalonians 1:8, 9
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 8, 2013
Philippi was a Roman colony on a main highway called the Egnatian Way. It was a chief city of Macedonia (Acts 16:12). The citizens of Philippi were primarily pagan worshippers. The first converts who made up the first church were faced with incredible persecution. The early believers were growing so fast that they were accused of turning their world upside down. Both political leaders and religious leaders fearing the Christians opposed them at every opportunity. In spite of the opposition, a well organized church was established in Philippi.

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   Introduction to First Thessalonians
   1 Thessalonians; Acts 16:9-10; 17:1-14
Sunday School,  October 21, 2012
The city of Thessalonica was evangelized as part of the Second Missionary Journey by the Apostle Paul and his coworkers (Acts 17; 1 Thessalonians 1). They were led there by the Spirit of God by what we know as the Macedonian Vision (Acts 16:9-10). The letter to the church of Thessalonica was written by the Apostle Paul to encourage and comfort the church facing severe persecution (1:2-10; 2:13-16) and to correct misunderstandings concerning future events (4:13-5:11). Our study in the Book of Thessalonians should prove to be a great blessing as well as challenging. It is an intimate epistle as Paul writes like he is having a heart-to-heart talk with the new believers at Thessalonica.

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   Witnessing the Good News
   1 Timothy 3:14-15; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15
Sunday School,  October 7, 2012
The Dead Sea is called such because there is no outlet and yet it is saturated with rich mineral deposits.  The Body of Christ (the Church), though rich in many ways, is evangelistically dysfunctional because it stopped giving out what it had received.  When Christ saw that His church had no evangelistic outlet, He threatened to remove her lamp (Revelation 2:5), indicating that the members would lose their light – forfeit its place of light-bearing.

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   Prayer and the Local Church
   Hebrews 10:19-25; Matthew 6:9-13; 18:20; Acts 1:4, 14;
Sunday School,  September 2, 2012
Missionaries, when they are home, often thank the church for praying for them because they are very dependent on praying churches for effectiveness of their ministries in other countries. Many church members fail to recognize that prayer is one of the most important things they can do when they gather together. Some even think that their individual prayers are just as effective as corporate prayer. While their prayers may be effective, they cannot be obedient and avoid gathering together for prayer as did the early church as noted in the book of Acts and in the epistles.

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   Following Christ Together: The Body of Christ & Church Attendance
   Acts 2:41-42
Sunday School,  August 26, 2012
Our lessons have already stressed the corporate dimension of the life a new Christian. The Bible nowhere presents the Christian life as “just me and my Bible.” Instead, Christian vitality and obedience to Christ depends upon our being connected with a properly organized body of believers or local church.

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   The Apologetic Significance of the Resurrection
   Acts 17
Sunday Afternoon Service,  July 29, 2012
 
Christianity rises or falls on the historical fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. If He did not rise, we should pay no attention to Jesus. If He did, then we had better take every thing He said seriously. It was the stark, literal truth of the resurrection that the apostles continually affirmed in their preaching. They constantly testified as eye-witnesses to this event. Should we not follow their example and emphasize in our evangelism the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

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   Jonathan Edwards and the Lord's Table Controversy
   Acts 2:41-42
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 25, 2012
This lesson begins by looking at the Bible's teaching about regenerate church membership. The history portion of the lesson looks at the debates over the Lord's Supper and the Half-Way Covenant in New England, and then how Jonathan Edwards himself responded to the issues.

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   Biblical Revival
   Psalm 85:6; Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Isaiah 57:15; Romans 13:10-14; Habbakuk 3:2
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 11, 2012
There is much confusion and mixed feelings regarding the word revival. Few Christians really know what it is and the many more believers have never truly experienced it. The term revival is used by many churches for an evangelistic emphasis instead of genuine revival. Revival is not something that a church can decide to have. It cannot come without a sensitivity to sin and God's people dying to self so that Jesus might truly be Lord in their lives.

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   What the World Needs
   Acts 26:13-20
Special Service,  April 21, 2012
 
We live in a world that does not know God. As Paul shares his testimony in Acts 26, his commission from Christ includes a clear vision of the need of the world. The world ultimately must be changed by the powerful message of the Gospel. We must share the gospel with a world that does not know God.

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   The Local Church
   Acts 2:41-42
Sunday School,  October 2, 2011
Having established the universal church in the previous lesson, we discuss the local church and its importance in this one. The local church is very much tied to the idea of covenant. Moreover, God loves the church, and so should we.

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   The Ministry of the Son of God
   Genesis 18; Luke 14:16-30; Acts; Hebrews; 1 John 2:28-3:1
Sunday School,  June 26, 2011
A ‘ministry’ is an act of service that one performs for the benefit of another. Therefore, to speak of the ‘ministry’ of God the Son is to recognize that that Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, though He is God, has revealed Himself as a servant, a servant of God the Father and a servant on behalf of His own people. We study the ministry of the God the Son as meek and thankful disciples, desiring to follow the example of our Lord who serves us. The ministry of Jesus in traditional Christian theology since the Reformation is comprised of three offices: Prophet, Priest, and King. More recently, however, Millard Erickson (Christian Theology) has suggested that it is more helpful to consider the ministry of Jesus according to the functions of these three offices: Christ as Revealer, Reconciler, and Ruler. Keeping these functions in mind, we will look briefly at the ministry of the Second Person of the Godhead in the Old Testament, the Gospels, the Church, and the Eschaton.

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   Sensationalism Versus Substance - Part 3
   Daniel 9:24-27; Acts 1:6-8; Isaiah 2:1-4; 11-12; 2 Kings 21, 23; Psalm 74; Lamentations 3; Revelation 20:1-4
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 1, 2011
Putting together a timeline of end time events is sometimes like doing a jigsaw puzzle. People’s puzzles that they construct sometimes differ from one another, sometimes because a person doesn’t have all of the right pieces, or because he is using different pieces, or because there is disagreement about what the picture should look like in the end. In this session we will finish our introduction to Eschatology by considering the issue of ‘biblical hermeneutics,’ or the science of putting together the biblical pieces to make the correct picture. Ultimately we must answer the question, are the biblical pieces present, and may they be arranged in an order sufficient to support a dispensational eschatology, i.e. a view of the end times in which God finishes His plan with the nation of Israel?

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   Justin Martyr and Early Christian Apologetics
   Acts 17
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 25, 2010
This lesson looks at the life and writings of Justin Martyr, one of the most important early Christian apologists and theologians. After looking at defenses of the faith within Scripture, we show how Justin Martyr defended the faith. One of the important differences between our time and his was his ability to point to the holy lives of Christians as evidence of the genuineness of Christianity. He also illustrates how attempts to harmonize Christian thought with non-Christian thought and philosophy can at times lead to puzzling conclusions and the distortion of Christian doctrines.

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   1 Clement: Church Government in the Early Church
   Acts 20:17, 28
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 2, 2010
Clement of Rome encourages the church in Corinth to be unified and not yield to schisms. In Clement, we see that the earliest Christians called their leaders elders or overseers (bishops), and that the church chose or elected their leaders in accordance with the New Testament.

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   Life in the Early Christian Church
   Acts 2; 1 Corinthians 16; Romans 16
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 19, 2010
So often when we read the Scriptures we recast events in our minds so that they align with our own experience. When it comes to the gathering of the church, we may imagine a large assembly of people sitting in rows looking at a pastor. But the original gathering of local churches is far removed from how the western church normally meets today. The purpose of this session is to inform our appreciation of the NT by discovering the way the first churches gathered in the ancient world.

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   Contextualizing the Gospel
   Acts 17
Sunday Afternoon Service,  August 2, 2009
 
As cultures change over time, Christians must wrestle with how they can appropriately present the gospel in the languages of the culture. Acts 17 presents a model of how Paul rightly contextualized the gospel.

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   Presenting the Gospel: Lesson Learned
   Acts 1:8
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 17, 2009
Forty-two years of ministry taught me the following four truths about witnessing: God prepares us, trains us, gives us love for sinners, and empowers us to be His witnesses. He is the Source and Power behind all effective witnessing for Christ.

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   The Church at Antioch: A Church Planting Paradigm
   Acts 11:19-20
Sunday Morning Service,  November 18, 2007
 
The church plant at Antioch provides a pattern for establishing new churches in the twenty-first century.

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   Ananias, Disciple at Damascus
   Acts 9:1-22; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Sunday School,  October 28, 2007
 
Ananias, a leader in the church in Damascus answers God's call and launches Paul's ministry.

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   Barnabas: The People that God Uses in the Church
   Acts 11:19-26
Sunday Afternoon Service,  September 9, 2007
 
What type of men does God use in the church? In this biographical sermon on Barnabas, Richard Winston presents Barnabas as an example of the type of men that God uses to build His church. Each member of the body of Christ has a responsibility participate in the work of the ministry and by emulating Barnabas, we can become the type of people that God uses to build His church.

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   Tongues - Part 2
   1 Corinthians 14, Acts
Sunday School,  October 8, 2006


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