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Current Sermon Series: ACTS

Episode V in the Star Wars series, The Empire Strikes Back, came to a sudden, surprising end. With Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, and the rebellion in ruins, what would happen to Luke and Leia? What would become of the struggling rebellion against the evil Empire?

We love watching movies or books with a good cliffhanger that leaves you waiting on the edge of your seat for the next one.

In the same way, the Gospel of Luke ended with a suspenseful cliffhanger. Luke 24:49-51 “And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. As for you, stay in the city until you are empowered from on high.” Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands He blessed them. And while He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven.” We’re left with a thrilling cliffhanger: what would happen to the disciples now that Jesus ascended to Heaven? How would the scruffy group of men go on without Jesus to lead them. Would they return to their former way of life? What difference would their lives make now that Jesus is alive?

The Book of ACTS was Luke's long awaited sequel to the Gospel of Luke and the anticipated continuing story of Jesus Christ’s ministry on Earth through His followers (Acts 1:1-3). ACTS isn’t simply a book about doctrine or theology, it tells the story of the Church in Action that continues today.

Luke wanted his friend, Theophilus (Luke 1:3-4; Acts 1:1-2), and all the eventual readers of this second narrative to know that the remarkable supernatural events he was about to explain were ultimately the work of Jesus Christ. They were not just the activities of His enthusiastic, charismatic followers. The disciples were not extra ordinarily gifted men; what made them remarkable was that they witnesses to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and they were filled with the power of God.

Until Christ returns (Acts 2:10-11), He promised to fill believers with His Spirit so that they would continue His story in History. We have been equipped by His Word, we are emboldened by His resurrection, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We have been commissioned, we are convinced, and we are committed.

The question is will be as faithful as the first century disciples in the 21st century? What will your narrative say about the continuing story of Jesus’ ministry on Earth? How will we continue to be His Church in Action? Like Jesus’ first Disciples, let’s turn the world upside down (Acts 17:6).

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Current Sermon Series: ACTS
ACTS isn’t simply a book about doctrine or theology, it tells the story of Jesus continued ministry on Earth through the Church today by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Spring - Fall 2017)

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Winter 2017
Broken people in messy relationships can experience the reconciling grace of God.

Unity in the Body

Summer and Fall 2016 
Christ Jesus has called us as His Body to be a united, diverse church in whom God dwells among us and in the world.


Be Strong and Courageous

Winter and Spring 2016

Most of the time, courageous faith doesn’t look very courageous. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s the presence of faith in God and the promises of His Word.