Acts: Witnesses to King and Kingdom
See What God Will Do!
March 27, 2022 • John Corrigan
This week we'll look at Acts chapter 14, which completes the account of Paul's first missionary journey. On this journey many people put their faith in Christ and churches are established. There is also opposition to the gospel, and Paul is nearly murdered for preaching. We will see that we can and should trust in the Holy Spirit; we should remain faithful to God even in hard times; and we should share our "God Stories" with one another.
Four Things We Learn About Salvation
March 20, 2022 • Pastor Rob
The Apostle Paul was sent out with the message of salvation. In our passage this morning we observe him preach this message and minister among Jews and Gentiles in the Mediterranean world. Through observing this scene, we'll learn some things about salvation which we can apply to our lives.
The Best Way to Leave a Church
March 13, 2022 • Pastor Rob
In our passage this morning we see an example of how the first missions team was sent out. As we read this account, we can also consider what it looks like for us to send out people from Seaside to spread the gospel in Bremerton, Kitsap, and beyond..
What to Do When Things Seem Hopeless
March 6, 2022 • Pastor Rob
There's no question, that with all that has happened and continues to happen in our day... things can seem hopeless. One of the gifts of the book of Acts is seeing how the early church dealt with their own moments of hopelessness. Today's message will give us some practical tools as we continue to trust in Jesus through everything we're facing.
How the Gospel Went Global (part 1)
February 20, 2022 • Pastor Rob • Acts 10
In Genesis 12, God promises that he will bless the nations through Abraham's descendants. Though there are glimpses of this promise being fulfilled throughout the Old Testament, our passage this morning is really the beginning of it's fulfillment as the gospel goes to the Gentiles. This is a key text in the book of Acts and an important one for us as we seek to apply the gospel to the racial division and tension we face in our day.
Glimpses of the Kingdom
February 13, 2022 • John Corrigan • Acts 9:32–43
Last Sunday we left off in the book of Acts with a time of peace and growth for the early church. In this setting we will now see the interactions that the Apostle Peter had with two blossoming Christian communities to the west of Jerusalem. In one town Peter healed a paralyzed man, and witnesses of this miracle turned to Jesus. In the next town Peter raised a woman from the dead, and more people turned to the Lord. As we think about these miracles, we will see that when the church is consumed with the mission of Jesus, the world will see glimpses of God’s Kingdom here on earth, and the result for many people will be repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
Gospel Ministry in the Margins (part 2)
January 30, 2022 • Pastor Rob
In today's passage, we'll read about one of the most interesting men to join the new Jesus community, an Ethiopian Eunuch. And through this story we'll continue to learn about what gospel ministry looks like in the early church and make connections to gospel ministry in our day.
Gospel Ministry in the Margins (part 1)
January 23, 2022 • Pastor Rob
Our passage today shows us what happened after the persecution began in Jerusalem. The believers are scattered and begin sharing the gospel outside of their “home church.” This week and next week we will follow Philip as he shares the good news in Samaria and in Judea. In this story we will learn several things about gospel ministry that we can apply to our own mission here in Bremerton and Kitsap County.