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Acts 22:17-23:11

Friday Evening Service • September 14, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Paul did what a lot of us do when we are new believers. He did what made sense. You have to admire his courage and zeal; he wanted to return to those who knew him to tell them what’s happened to him! It’s just like us—we got saved and wanted to tell everybody about it! Our friends, family, co-workers—we thought the minute they saw us, they would be happy for us and as excited about Jesus as we were! I am certain that Paul thought the minute he told them what happened to him on that Damascus road, they would fall on their face and receive Jesus, too. He was wrong."

Acts 22:1-16

Friday Evening Service • September 7, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Three times between now and the end of Acts, Paul is going to give his personal testimony. There is genuine power in your testimony. It may not be as dramatic as Paul’s, but there is power nonetheless. The purpose of personal testimony is to glorify God, not self or sin. Only you are an expert in your story. People will listen as you share because they can see (visually) the change you are talking about."

Acts 21:16-40

Friday Evening Service • August 31, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Paul is now securely in the trap of the devil! But God is with him and it will be clear, I hope, that Paul’s trip to Jerusalem was certainly no mistake."

Acts 21:1-15

Friday Evening Service • August 10, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"One thing Paul understood clearly (and practiced) was the need for fellowship. Especially in difficult times, when facing danger and uncertainty, Paul understood the need for Christian companionship. He knew the power of prayer. He understood they could/would encourage them. What I don’t think he understood at this point was that God would use them to test Paul’s resolve."

Acts 20:25-38

Friday Evening Service • August 3, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Here at Calvary Chapel we teach the whole counsel of God. From Genesis to Revelation, we leave nothing out. It is the only way to insure we do not avoid the difficult issues. You, I can testify before God, have heard it all. Verse by verse, chapter by chapter. Guys, many disagree with me but, with all my heart, I believe there is no other way."

Acts 20:1-24

Friday Evening Service • July 27, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Let’s focus for a moment on the job Paul understood he had: he was to testify/share about God’s grace! We have the best message ever and we need to be driven by the Spirit to share it! We are not done until we have told everyone in our sphere of influence about this message of grace!"

Acts 19:21-41

Friday Evening Service • July 13, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Paul understood that often God has different plans than we do. Paul knew he would go to Rome; so did God. Even though God’s will was more difficult, Paul was able to recognize the hand of God and rejoice that His will was being done! Question—can you, when things get tough, rejoice that God’s will is being done in/through you?"

Acts 19:1-20

Friday Evening Service • July 6, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"It is essential for all believers every day to be plugged in to our power source—God. We need to stay close. Jesus is our connection and the Holy Spirit is the conduit. If you are wondering why there seems to be so little power in your life, you are running out of juice."

Acts 18:12-28

Friday Evening Service • June 15, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"One of the reasons we have stories like this included in Scripture is to encourage all of us not to be swept away by how things appear. God’s promises are sure—even when they don’t look like it. We are going to see this huge-appearing problem fade into the sunset."

Acts 18:1-11

Friday Evening Service • June 8, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"God used Paul, who used the Word of God, to change an entire generation in the most wicked of all cities! It is the same way He works today and it is why we will always remain committed to teaching the Bible. It worked there and it will continue to work (change lives) here."

Acts 17:16-34

Friday Evening Service • May 18, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Our study begins with Paul on sort-of a forced vacation. Ministry in Thessalonica and Berea had become dangerous, as opposition rallied against Paul and his teaching. Because God was moving, so, too, was the enemy. It seemed prudent to get Paul out of the area for a while, so he was sent to Athens to relax. Evidently, relaxing was not something Paul did well."

Acts 17:1-15

Friday Evening Service • May 11, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"Jesus came to teach us how to follow Him so we might teach others. If we are obedient, because of the power of the Holy Spirit, we really can change the world!"

Acts 16:16-40

Friday Evening Service • May 4, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"People are always watching how you, a Christian, handle adversity. Do you get overcome by fear just like people who don't know Christ? If you learn to trust God THROUGH the trials of life, people will soon be asking you this question...'what must I do to be saved?'"

Acts 16:1-15

Friday Evening Service • April 27, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"About five years has passed since the end of the last missionary journey until the time we open Chapter 16. Paul was anxious, as any good pastor would be, to see how his disciples were doing."

Acts 15:13-35

Friday Evening Service • April 20, 2018 • Ron Arbaugh

"How does James resolve the conflict? By going to the bible! The Word of God is the only criteria for right and wrong in matters relating to Jesus' church."

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