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Relentless

June 03 - August 26, 2018

The Only Aim

Relentless: The Book of Acts • August 26, 2018 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "God moves with relentless power, when our ONLY AIM is what He cares most about." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Will you make what God cares most about you only aim?" KEY VERSE: "However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace." – Acts 20:24 (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 20:24, Mark 8:34-35, 2 Timothy 4:7-8 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

God Uses the Unqualified

Relentless: The Book of Acts • August 19, 2018 • Jeremy Pietrocini

MAIN POINT: "God calls and uses the UNQUALIFIED to relentlessly change the world." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Where is God calling YOU to go? What excuses are holding you back?" KEY VERSE: "Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers." – Acts 9:31 (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 1:8; Acts 9:1-31; Eph 4:28 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Accepting Others

Relentless: The Book of Acts • August 12, 2018 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "Our job is to invite people to put their faith in Jesus, just as they are. Jesus’ job is to transform them AFTER they do." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Are you allowing people to come to Jesus, just as they are?" KEY VERSE: "As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, 'Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?'... And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him." – Acts 8:36, 8 (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 1:8, Acts 8:26-36, 38-39 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Standing Firm

Relentless: The Book of Acts • August 5, 2018 • Jacob Peterson

MAIN POINT: "Relentless devotion to the True God will lead you to relentlessly stand-firm when you engage with suffering in your life." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Will you commit to relentlessly stand-firm to the True God when you endure suffering in this world?" KEY VERSE: "And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria." – Acts 8:1b SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 1:8, Acts 6:8-10, Acts 7, Acts 8:1-3, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, John 16:33 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Working Together

Relentless: The Book of Acts • July 29, 2018 • Andy Williams

MAIN POINT: "God uses ordinary people to SERVE TOGETHER and do extraordinary things for Him." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Where are you SERVING with some other people to accomplish extraordinary things for God?" KEY VERSE: "And let us consider how we may spur one another one toward love and good deeds.” – Hebrews 10:24 SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 3-Acts 4:12, Acts 4:13, Acts 6:1-7, Acts 6:8, Acts 6:11-15, Acts 7:54-60, Hebrews 10:24 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Following Through

Relentless: The Book of Acts • July 15, 2018 • Jimmy George

MAIN POINT: "The commitments we make matter to God and one another, and our follow through—or lack thereof—shows who and what we are truly committed to." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Am I TRULY fully committed?" KEY VERSE: "All the believers were one in heart and mind." – Acts 4:32a (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 4:32-37, Acts 5:3-11 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Praying Boldly

Relentless: The Book of Acts • July 8, 2018 • Jeremy Pietrocini

MAIN POINT: "Prayer for many of us has become 'old regurgitation' VS. 'bold communication'." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "What would it look like to truly just talk to God this week in a way that is bold?" KEY VERSE: "After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly." – Acts 4:31 (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 4:23-37; Acts 4:31; Acts 4:32-34a; Matthew 17:20 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Show & Tell

Relentless: The Book of Acts • July 1, 2018 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "Salvation is THE greatest miracle we will ever experience." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Have you experienced the greatest miracle?" KEY VERSE: "When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him." – Acts 3:9-10 (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 1:8, Acts 3:1-10, Acts 4:4 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Committing to Grow & Connect

Relentless: The Book of Acts • June 24, 2018 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "When we’re ALL relentlessly devoted to togetherness, is when we experience the fullness of God’s relentless power." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "What next step do you need to take to start living with relentless devotion to togetherness?" KEY VERSE: "They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." – Acts 2:42 (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38; Acts 2:41-47; John 17:21-23 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Focusing on Jesus

Relentless: The Book of Acts • June 17, 2018 • Jimmy George

MAIN POINT: "The foundation of our faith is the resurrected Jesus and nothing else." CHALLENGE QUESTION: Can you honestly say that you are relentlessly devoted to proclaiming the message of Jesus resurrection, or do you need to repent, re-clarify, and refocus your message? KEY VERSE: "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures..." – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Acts 2:41-42, Acts 2:24, Acts 2:32, Acts 3:15, Acts 4:33, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Acts 2:38 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Depending on the Spirit

Relentless: The Book of Acts • June 10, 2018 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "To experience God’s relentless power, we must be relentless about being filled with God’s spirit." CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Will you become relentlessly devoted to being filled with the Holy Spirit by asking, 'What would you have me do?'" KEY VERSE: "When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them." – Acts 2:1-4 (NIV) SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: John 16:7, Acts 1:4-5, 8, Acts 2:1-8, Acts 2:11-13, Acts 2:38, Acts 2:41 SERIES SUMMARY: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.

Our Call

Relentless: The Book of Acts • June 3, 2018 • Ronnie Rothe

Main Point: "God moves with relentless power, when we live with relentless devotion to what Jesus has called us to." Key Verse: "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." – Acts 1:8 (NIV) Challenge Question: "Will you commit to 'work the soil' relentlessly by giving God a blank check this summer?" Series Summary: In the book of Acts in the Bible we learn that the early church - Jesus' first followers - was relentlessly devoted to what Jesus taught them to do. Because of their devotion, this group of ordinary people had a massive impact on the world in just one year. During this 12-part series, as we seek to be people who make a lasting impact on the world around us, we explore the key components of the first church and what it would like look if we lived with the same relentless devotion today.