Why Are You Standing Here?
August 24, 2022 • Kevin Smith, Lead Pastor • Acts 1:1, Luke 1:3
Why Study the Book of Acts? “To become a witness of Jesus to the ends of the earth.” Author: Luke (Acts 1:1) Audience: Theophilus (Acts 1:1) - Theophilus - The one who is friend or who loves God. - A person of influence or government (Luke 1:3) Canonization: Quickly accepted and widely used by the early church. Several things to know about Acts: 1. Acts is the story of what Jesus is doing in the world. 2. When Jesus ascended to the Father, He promised that the Holy Spirit would empower God’s people to be witnesses of the good news. 3. The predominance of the divine element over the human is a remarkable feature of the book. (Note: Samuel Chadwick “The Way of Pentecost”)
Love Makes a Difference
June 19, 2022 • Rev Nathan Scott • Luke 7:36–50, Luke 5:31
What brought us to be part of His Church in the first place? Being in His Church should help us have: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. The extreme grace of Jesus willingly runs the risk of being misunderstood as affirming of sin. Jesus’ love is unconditional. Forgiveness has to be unconditional, or it is not forgiveness. If we understood more completely how much we are forgiven, http://...would we love more?