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Acts

Friday Evening Service

Acts 1:1-8

Friday Evening Service • August 4, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Pastor Ron: "This is an important, indispensable book. Without it none of the books that follow would make much sense. We would not, for example, know who Paul was! Without this book the Apostle Paul's writings, nearly two-thirds of the NT, would be meaningless! We would have the gospels and a bunch of other stuff we could not understand."

Acts 1:9-26

Friday Evening Service • August 11, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Pastor Ron: "If you do not believe in a bodily, physical resurrection and return of Jesus, you are not saved! This is an essential of the faith; there is no room for disagreement or opinion on this issue."

Acts 2:1-13

Friday Evening Service • August 18, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Pastor Ron: "We can do nothing good without power from God. God has given His burning-Spirit to all who are His, and many of us are in the practice of snuffing out the fire every day! We snuff out the fire of God by disobedience, by unwillingness to surrender our will to His, and through compromise with the world."

Acts 2:14-41

Friday Evening Service • August 25, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Pastor Ron: "One problem we have with the term 'last days' is that we think of those days being over or nearly complete. We are never told how long this period of time will be; we are just told (over and over) to be ready for it! As I have said many timed, Jesus is coming and we need to live our lives s though we actually believe it."

Acts 2:42-47

Friday Evening Service • September 1, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Pastor Ron: "How does a real Spirit-filled, Spirit-led church function? What does it look like? It looks like this." Find out in this study how God starts a church, and sustains it too.

Acts 3:1-12

Friday Evening Service • September 8, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Pastor Ron: "If you are tired of watching God work in other people's lives instead of yours, start expecting that God is going to bless you! We know that our expectations cannot be for our own selfish benefit; we must want to glorify God, so I'm not talking about new cars or hitting the lottery. What I am talking about is expecting that God will show off for you today and tomorrow and every day!"

Acts 3:12-26

Friday Evening Service • September 15, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Pastor Ron: "Far too many of us miss out on the things God wants to do with/through us because we are just like those who sent Jesus to the cross--we don't know or believe our Bibles."

Acts 4:1-13

Friday Evening Service • September 29, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Pastor Ron: "Satan's attempt to destroy Christianity by having Jesus put to death failed, so now he tries another method--persecution. In the following chapters, we are going to see the different methods the devil uses to try and destroy the church that Jesus said could not be destroyed. It is interesting stuff because he attacks us today using many of the same methods."

Acts 4:13-35

Friday Evening Service • October 6, 2017 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh

"If you are in difficult circumstances, it helps to remember that God cannot be opposed, that His power is absolute! If you will remember that, you come to the conclusion that God is allowing the trials in your life and He will use them for your good and His glory."

Acts 4:36-5:16

Friday Evening Service • October 20, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

Acts 5:17-42

Friday Evening Service • November 3, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

"If you will obey God you will find all things are possible! If there is NO power in your life, check out your obedience factor. God gives the power of the Holy Spirit to those who obey."

Acts 6:1-8

Friday Evening Service • November 10, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

"Satan has already tried persecution and hypocrisy to stop the church, now he turns to division. This is, in part, about Biblical conflict resolution. Please know that the Bible deals with issues that continually plague Christians (and the church at-large) and we need to implement these answers for our own spiritual well-being."

Acts 6:8-7:2

Friday Evening Service • November 17, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

"The truth is that we simply have to learn to trust God for our every need! We have to trust God to provide for our emotional and spiritual needs. We have to put ourselves out on the edge with Jesus every day! The reason many never get to that edge is that they never learn just how trustworthy Jesus is!"

Acts 7:1-60

Friday Evening Service • November 24, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

"(Stephen) is not making a defense against the charges at all; he is evangelizing until the very last minute of his life! He really wants his false accusers to get saved! What a way to go!"

Acts 8:1-24

Friday Evening Service • December 1, 2017 • Ron Arbaugh

"Jesus told the church to go into all the world; yet they remained comfortable in a thriving Jerusalem church. What Jesus had told the church to do willingly (scatter, spread the message) had not been done. So, God used this persecution to accomplish His will. It's easier to obey God than to have to wait until He forces your hand. Sometimes God has to send trouble in order to get us to obey Him."

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