ACTS (pt. 2)

To the ends of the earth

To Be Continued...

November 20, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 28:17–31

In this final message of our extended series through the book of Acts, Pastor Jay summarizes what we can take away from the example Paul set as he witnessed to the lost in his final years, and encourages the church on in that same mission.

Thank God and Take Courage!

November 13, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 28:1–16, Acts 27

In this message, Pastor Jay preaches about Paul's journey to Rome, in which the ship he is a prisoner on experiences a terrible storm that shipwrecks them on Malta. These circumstances were unexpected and scary for Paul and those on board, but God gave Paul what he needed in the moment, and even used it as an opportunity to witness to those on board and the people living in Malta. What does this mean for us today?

We're Not Out Of Our Minds!

November 6, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 26

We can learn a lot from the way Paul shares his testimony before King Agrippa in Acts chapter 26. Even in front of an audience that claims he is "out of his mind," his passion and the strength of his faith and conviction are evident. Sometimes we can find ourselves in a situation where the world thinks we are out of our minds to believe and share the gospel, but in reality we are out of our minds if we don't!

Threads of Providence

October 30, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 25

Despite the challenges that Paul faced as he was in the mission field, God protected, positioned, and empowered him to fulfill his divine purpose. And God is still doing that today. Are you allowing Him to work in your life?

Have Courage!

October 23, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 24

This week, Pastor Jay takes a look at Acts 24, in which Paul is defending himself and his faith as he stands trail for the work he has been doing, and explains how Paul's clear and calm defense can help us to have courage in our relationship with Jesus.

Persistence & Providence

October 16, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 21, Acts 22

What does Paul's story tell us about suffering in the life of a Christ-follower? Hear this message from Pastor Jay about how God prepared Paul for suffering, how Paul felt his suffering could be a benefit, and how we can use trials in our own lives to further the gospel.

Lasting Words

October 9, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 20:17–38

In this message from Acts 20, when Paul is writing to the Ephesian church, Pastor Jay examines the incredibly faithful and selfless example that Paul sets with regard to his mission-oriented heart, and applies that to how we live today.

The Word Flourished and Prevailed

September 25, 2022 • Chad Mize • Acts 19

In this message, Pastor Chad preaches about Paul's time in Ephesus and how God used his uncompromising proclamation of the Gospel to bring light to the spiritual darkness of that city. Do we still believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ has that same power today?

I Have Many People in This City

September 18, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 18:1–17

When it comes to evangelism, God has not left us to do it alone. In Acts 18 we see that He gave Paul certain things to empower the message he was sharing, and those same things are available for us today as we try to reach the people in our city and abroad. We must band together, speak up, and, most of all, pray.

This I Proclaim to You

September 11, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 17

"You cannot hear the gospel and remain neutral." This kind of urgency is what we see from Paul in Acts 17 as he proclaimed the good news in a multitude of places. Listen as Pastor Jay examines Paul's attitude towards his mission and how he shared this message with the people.

An Unlikely Church

September 4, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 16

Often when we see God at work, it's in an unlikely place. It's somewhere only He can work. That's what we see with the early church in Acts chapter 16 – the gospel, carried by the Holy Spirit, works to overcome barriers and create uncommon unity. Listen to Pastor Jay examine this passage of scripture and apply it to our context today.

An Unlikely Church

September 4, 2022 • Jay Hardwick

Grace Alone

August 28, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 15:1–35

How do we respond to the grace Christ has shown us? What does the recognition of this grace urge us to do? Listen to Pastor Jay as he responds to these questions in this continuation in our study of the book of Acts. Then, ask yourself: Am I making it difficult for myself or others to turn to Jesus?

Sent Out

August 21, 2022 • Jay Hardwick • Acts 13, Acts 14

We resume our extensive ACTS series in chapter 13, where the early church leaders are being sent out to preach the gospel. Through their stories, we can see some of the key characteristics of those who are sent. Are you living sent every day?