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What was essential to the early church and how God used their commitment to change the world forever.

Lives Were Changed, Acts 2:46-47

August 9, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

It is far too easy to compartmentalize our faith, and in doing so see it become a segment of our lives. For those in the early church, they were committed to God consistently day by day, and as a result, God added to their numbers daily. We too should have confidence that, as we walk daily in faith, God will use us to see lives changed through Christ. Songs: Overcome #7067561 by C Brown, M Brock & S Furtick © Music by Elevation Worship Publishing The Lord Is My Salvation #7063694 by N Nockels, K Getty, K Getty & J Myrin 2016 © Getty Music Publishing, Sweater Weather Music More To Come #7123198 by B Younker, K Stanfill, J Ingram & P Wickham © 2019 Kristian Stanfill Publishing Designee, sixsteps Music, worshiptogether.com songs

People Were Generous, Acts 2:44-45

August 2, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

The transforming work of the gospel led the early church to radical generosity. Recognizing God’s ownership overall they had, when presented with a physical need in the congregation, they quickly responded to meet that need by divesting themselves of real property to meet the needs of each other. People were Generous - Acts 2:44-45 I. Fellowship is more than just being together. Acts 2:44 II. Fellowship is sharing generously with one another. Acts 2:45 III. God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Life Defined © Songs From Wellhouse (Admin. by Wellhouse Entertainment LLC) CCLI Song # 7107554 -- CCLI License # 420630 Living Hope © 2017 Bethel Music Publishing CCLI Song # 7106807 -- CCLI License # 420630 Build My Life © 2016 © Said And Done Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), and Remaining portion is unaffiliated

The Ministry was Powerful, Acts 2:43 (John 15:1-17)

July 26, 2020 • Kurt Birky

As the church devoted themselves to God’s word, each other, the Lord’s supper and prayer, the Holy Spirit responded in powerful ways and awe came upon every soul. We too should trust that as we live the life that God has called us to, it will be recognized and lead people to look to Christ. Acts 2:43 Their ministry was powerful because they were devoted to (1) God’s Word, (2) Fellowship, (3) Lord’s Super - having their identity in Christ and (4) Prayer John 15:1-17 We get our “power” from Christ Powerful ministry is demonstrated through Love. Songs: Graves Into Gardens #7138219 by B Lake, C Brown, S Furtick & T Hammer 2019 Maverick City Publishing Worldwide, Bethel Music Publishing Hallelujah For The Cross #7107551 by B Glover, C McClarney & J Pardo 9t One Songs, Ariose Music, Capitol CMG Genesis, Jesus Culture Music & Meaux Jeaux Music God Of Revival #7133285 by B Johnson & P Wickham 2019 Bethel Music Publishing Came To My Rescue #4705190 by J Davies, M Sampson & D Thomas 2005 Hillsong Publishing

Time in Prayer, Acts 2:42e (Matthew 6:5-13)

July 19, 2020 • Kurt Birky

1. Pray from the heart (Matthew 6:5-8) 2. Pray in submission (Matthew 6:9-10 3. Pray from dependence (Matthew 6:11-13) Songs: Great Things #7111321 by J Myrin & P Wickham Phil Wickham Music, Simply Global Song, Sing My Songs Call Upon The Lord #7051501 by C Brown and S Furtick 2015 © Be Essential Songs Blessed Assurance #22324 by F J Crosby & P P Knapp Public Domain I Will Exalt #5861765 by A Falk 2010 Bethel Music

The Lord’s Supper, Acts 2:42d (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

July 12, 2020 • Kurt Birky

Committed to live the life Jesus called them to, the early church consistently remembered Jesus’ death on their behalf. Our gathering around the Lord’s table is to be both a time of solemn confession and reflection, and an opportunity to ensure we are in right relationships with fellow believers. Songs: Worthy Of Your Name #7052927 By B Younker & S Curran @ sixsteps Music, Worship Together Music, and worshiptogether.com songs His Mercy Is More #7065053 by M Boswell & M Papa 2016 @ Love Your Enemies Publishing He Lives #7133098 by A Skinner, C McClarney & J Smith Capitol CMG Genesis, Tiny Hits, Be Essential Songs, Cashagamble Jet Music -------------------------------------------- Love Well Change Lives Through Christ It’s the vision of Woodmen, led by Pastor Josh Lindstrom, in the Pikes Peak area of Colorado Find more at https://woodmenvalley.org or download the Woodmen app at https://subsplash.com/woodmenvalleychapel/app — Connect with Us Website: https://woodmenvalley.org Woodmen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodmen_valley_chapel/ Woodmen Twitter: https://twitter.com/Welcome2Woodmen Woodmen Facebook Pages: Central https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenValleyChapel Heights https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenHeights  Monument https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenMoument   Rockrimmon https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenRockrimmon Southwest https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenSouthwest

Time with God's People, Acts 2:42c (Hebrews 10:19-25)

July 5, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

Nowhere in Scripture are we called to live in isolation. To the contrary, we are called to stir up one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24). Fellowship with other believers is not simply an add-on optional component of the Christian life, but very much necessary for our ongoing growth and faith in Christ. 1. They were committed to time with God’s people. (Acts 2:42c) a. We can draw near. (Hebrews 10:19-22) b. We should hold fast. (Hebrews 10:23) c. We need each other to do both. (Hebrews 10:24-25) Songs: Good Grace #7122177 by J Houston 2018 Hillsong Music Publishing Graves Into Gardens #7138219 by B Lake, C Brown, S Furtick & T Hammer 2019 Maverick City Publishing Worldwide, Bethel Music Publishing Great Are You Lord #6460220 by J Ingram, L Jordan & D Leonard 2012 Open Hands Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Integrity's Praise! Music, and Integrity's Alleluia! Music -------------------------------------------- Love Well Change Lives Through Christ It’s the vision of Woodmen, led by Pastor Josh Lindstrom, in the Pikes Peak area of Colorado Find more at https://woodmenvalley.org or download the Woodmen app at https://subsplash.com/woodmenvalleychapel/app — Connect with Us Website: https://woodmenvalley.org Woodmen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodmen_valley_chapel/ Woodmen Twitter: https://twitter.com/Welcome2Woodmen Woodmen Facebook Pages: Central https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenValleyChapel Heights https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenHeights  Monument https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenMoument   Rockrimmon https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenRockrimmon Southwest https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenSouthwest

The Study of God's Word, Acts 2:42b (2 Timothy 3:14-17)

June 28, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

The first followers of Christ were devoted to the apostles’ teaching. They desired to know what Jesus had taught and how it connected to God’s larger story in Scripture. We are fortunate to have all of God’s word recorded for us; 66 books, each profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that we may be equipped for every good work. 1. They were committed to the study of God's Word (Acts 2:42b) a. All Scripture is breathed out by God (2 Timothy 3:16a) b. All Scripture id profitable (2 Timothy 3:16b) c. Are you ready? (2 Timothy 3:17) Songs: He Lives #7133098 by A Skinner, C McClarney & J Smith Capitol CMG Genesis, Tiny Hits, Be Essential Songs, Cashagamble Jet Music Christ Be Magnified #7139866 by C Carnes, C Asbury & E Hulse Capitol CMG Paragon, Writer's Roof Publishing Be Thou My Vision #30639 by H Hull | M E Byrne Public Domain -------------------------------------------- Love Well Change Lives Through Christ It’s the vision of Woodmen, led by Pastor Josh Lindstrom, in the Pikes Peak area of Colorado Find more at https://woodmenvalley.org or download the Woodmen app at https://subsplash.com/woodmenvalleychapel/app — Connect with Us Website: https://woodmenvalley.org Woodmen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodmen_valley_chapel/ Woodmen Twitter: https://twitter.com/Welcome2Woodmen Woodmen Facebook Pages: Central https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenValleyChapel Heights https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenHeights  Monument https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenMoument   Rockrimmon https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenRockrimmon Southwest https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenSouthwest

The Local Church, Acts 2:42-47

June 21, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

Before churches ever gathered in stand-alone buildings, the church in Acts 2 was a group of people called out and devoted to biblical community with a clear commitment to God’s word, evangelism and care. While much has changed since then, the local church remains the centerpiece of God’s plan to reach and disciple this world. 1. They were committed (v. 42) 2. The ministry was powerful (v. 43) 3. The people were generous (vs. 44-45) 4. Lives were changed (vs. 46-47) Songs: God Of Revival #7133285 by B Johnson and P Wickham 2019 Bethel Music Publishing God With Us (Torwalt) #7054539 by B Torwalt and K Torwalt 2015 © Capitol CMG Genesis King Of Kings #7127647 by B Ligertwood, J Ingram, and S Ligertwood 2018 Hillsong Music Publishing -------------------------------------------- Love Well Change Lives Through Christ It’s the vision of Woodmen, led by Pastor Josh Lindstrom, in the Pikes Peak area of Colorado Find more at https://woodmenvalley.org or download the Woodmen app at https://subsplash.com/woodmenvalleychapel/app — Connect with Us Website: https://woodmenvalley.org Woodmen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodmen_valley_chapel/ Woodmen Twitter: https://twitter.com/Welcome2Woodmen Woodmen Facebook Pages: Central https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenValleyChapel Heights https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenHeights  Monument https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenMoument   Rockrimmon https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenRockrimmon Southwest https://www.facebook.com/WoodmenSouthwest