The Sent Church
February 7, 2016 • Jeff Noble
The first 12 verses of the book of Acts are both an introduction to the "delivery room" of the New Testament church and a reprise of the final words of the gospel of Luke. In this message, you'll learn about the 40 days between Jesus' resurrection and ascension and be challenged, along with the first 11 disciples, to WAIT on God's promises.
February 14, 2021 • Jeff Noble
This message focuses on Acts 1:12-26. In it, the disciples are gathered in the upper room, waiting on the promised Holy Spirit. While they wait, they pray and select a man to fill the vacancy left by Judas' suicide. What can we learn from this time of waiting, decision-making and prayerfulness by the pre-church?
February 28, 2016 • Neal Nelson
This message covers the growth of the "baby church" in Acts 2:14-41. The apostle Peter preaches the first sermon of the new church, and 3000 people become Christians! What can we learn from this early sermon, and what is necessary for people to become a Christian "from scratch?"
March 6, 2016 • Adam Wilson
This message examines what the newly Spirit-filled church devoted itself to in the immediate days after the birth of the church. Discipleship and College Minister Adam Wilson shares from Acts 2:42-47 the incredible dynamics of a church unified by God and relates how it applies to our contemporary setting.
March 20, 2016 • Jeff Noble
This Palm Sunday message recognizes that the crowds really didn't understand the Messiah that Jesus was when they celebrated His ride into Jerusalem on a donkey. From Acts 3:17-26, lead pastor Jeff Noble teaches on the importance of repentance. Only by changing our minds and beliefs about Jesus can we experience fullness and blessing from God.
March 27, 2016 • Jeff Noble
This passage records the first run-in that the early church had with the authorities. Peter and John are jailed - for healing a lame man and preaching about the Resurrection. Their boldness before the religious leaders astonishes their interrogators as they proclaim with confidence that Jesus is the Messiah. The message has practical application for how we must "be with Jesus" in order to be prepared to answer those who challenge us.
April 10, 2016 • Jeff Noble
The growing church demonstrates a depth of unity and fellowship that is hard for us as modern believers to comprehend as they even sell their possessions in order to meet the needs of people in the church. Into this joyful time of growth, an abrupt lesson is learned that reminds the church that we cannot lie to God.
April 17, 2016 • Jeff Noble
In this message from Acts 5:12-25, we study the power of God on display in the early church and how "signs and wonders" were intended to point people to Jesus and the gospel. Lead pastor Jeff Noble shows that the focus of the early church was on LIFE that God offered through faith in Jesus and not on sensational spirituality.
April 24, 2016 • Darrell Cook
What do we do when things are "roller coastery?" We have a hard time embracing change and the ups and downs of life. We let hindrances bother us more than we should. Darrell Cook, VT BCM Director, teaches on this passage about choosing obedience even in the midst of hardship.
May 8, 2016 • Jeff Noble
In this message, we learn about the church's first martyr and how he responded like Jesus upon His death. It was only possibly because he was a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit. As a result, his life radiated with grace and power. Lead pastor Jeff Noble shares some thoughts on how we too can demonstrate grace and power in our daily living which will bless others.