icon__search

The Courier, Pt. 2

Acts 17:1 – 21:16

Willing to Follow, Acts 21:1–16

March 29, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

Though being repeatedly warned of the danger that awaits him in Jerusalem, the apostle Paul continues forward, “ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus” (Acts 21:13). Each of us is called to follow Jesus, but we do so not sure of where he may lead us. Might the Spirit of God strengthen us to follow him wherever he may lead and would we move forward confidently regardless of what is to come. 1. Paul was convinced (vs 22-24) 2. Others were not (Acts 21:1-6) 3. Following Jesus can be lonely (vs. 7-16) Songs: Yes I Will #7105442 by E Hoagland, J Smith & M Fieldes All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs, HBC Worship Music, Hickory Bill Doc, Jingram Music Publishing, So Essential Tunes & Upside Down Under O Praise The Name (Anástasis) #7037787 by B Hastings, D Ussher & M Sampson 2015 © Hillsong Music Publishing Lord I Need You #5925687 by D Carson, M Maher, C Nockels, J Reeves & K Stanfill 2011 worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music, Sweater Weather Music, Valley Of Songs Music & Thankyou Music The Lord Is My Salvation #7063694 by N Nockels, K Getty, K Getty, and J Myrin 2016 © Getty Music Publishing & Sweater Weather Music

Teaching the Saints, Acts 20:17–38

March 22, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

The book of Acts records much that was said and taught to unbelievers, but what might the apostle Paul have said to a group of followers of Jesus? Paul’s message in Acts 20:17-38 is the one example we have of a message Paul gave to a solely believing audience. Not surprisingly, it reads like many of his letters and encourages us to follow Paul’s example as we serve Christ. 1. Faithful in service (vs. 17-21) 2. Ready to suffer (vs. 22-24) 3. Careful to warn (vs. 25-31) 4. An example to follow (vs. 32-35) 5. The sorrow of separation (vs. 36-38) Songs: Call Upon The Lord #7051501 by C Brown & S Furtick 2015 © Be Essential Songs Faithful To The End #7054172 by B Johnson, H McClure, J Taylor & P McClure 2015 © Bethel Music Publishing Way Maker #7115744 by Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu 2016 Sinach Build My Life #7070345 by B Younker, K Martin, K Kable, M Redman & P Barrett 2016 © Said And Done Music, sixsteps Music, Thankyou Music, worshiptogether.com songs

Raising the Dead, Acts 20:1–16

March 15, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

Even as the opposition against the apostle Paul increased, Paul did not shy away from the ministry he was called to. One evening while Paul taught long into the night, a man named Eutychus fell from a window and died. The apostle Paul miraculously raises Eutychus from the dead and continues on with his ministry. We need be reminded that though opposition may increase, the power of God is always stronger still. 1. A love for the church (vs. 1-3a) 2. A desire to help (vs. 3b-6) 3. The power of God (vs. 7-12) 4. Determined to go (vs. 13-16) Songs: This Is Amazing Grace #6333821 by J Farro, J Riddle & P Wickham 2012 Bethel Music, Seems Like Music, Sing My Songs, Phil Wickham Music & Warner Chappell Music God With Us (Torwalt) #7054539 by B Torwalt & K Torwalt 2015 © Capitol CMG Genesis In Christ Alone #3350395 by K Getty and S Townend 2001 Thankyou Music Stronger #5060810 by B Fielding and R Morgan 2007 Hillsong Publishing

Seeking Peace, Acts 19:23–41

March 8, 2020 • Kurt Birky

When Demetrius, a silversmith, causes a riot, the author of Acts, Luke, is careful to record all that transpired. While the gospel will necessarily put us at odds with others regarding what we believe and hold to be true, we are to seek peace in the places that God puts us and never bring discredit to the name of Christ. People will have a variety of reasons for dismissing the gospel; may we as his people never be one of their reasons! 1. A Threatened Culture (vs. 23-27) 2. A Frenzied Culture (vs. 28-34) 3. A Calm Culture (vs. 35-41) SONGS Doxology #56204 by L Bourgeois & T Ken Public Domain Great Things #7111321 by J Myrin and P Wickham Phil Wickham Music, Simply Global Song, Sing My Songs Yes I Will #7105442 by E Hoagland, J Smith & M Fieldes All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs, HBC Worship Music, Hickory Bill Doc, Jingram Music Publishing, So Essential Tunes, and Upside Down Under Worthy Of Your Name #7052927 by B Younker and S Curran © sixsteps Music, Worship Together Music & worshiptogether.com songs Christ Be Magnified #7139866 by C Carnes, C Asbury & E Hulse Capitol CMG Paragon, Writer's Roof 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

The Power to Change, Acts 19:13–22

March 1, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

Those who had confessed Christ as Lord found themselves being transformed by the power of the gospel. Many of them who believed renounced the evil ways of their past and brought their books of magic arts and burned them together. Consequently, the word of the Lord “continued to increase and prevail mightily” (Acts 19:20). The evidence of true life change in others is one of our most powerful evangelistic tools. 1. Jesus – The one with power (vs. 13-17) 2. Jesus – The one who transforms (vs. 18-20) 3. Jesus – The one to follow (vs. 21-22) Songs: Mighty Warrior #7011449 by C Brown, M Ntele & J Williams 2013 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing 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 Christ Be Magnified #7139866 by C Carnes, C Asbury & E Hulse Capitol CMG Paragon, Writer's Roof Publishing None But Jesus #4726186 by B Fraser 2005 Hillsong Publishing Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus #15960 by H Lemmel 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 Evidence of Faith, Acts 19:1–12

February 23, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

Upon arriving in Ephesus, the apostle Paul was introduced to disciples of John the Baptist. Having not heard of the ministry of Jesus, the apostle Paul shared the gospel with them and they were baptized. Like all those who confess the name of Christ as Lord, the Holy Spirit comes upon them and indwells them. Today, the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit remains the evidence of true faith in Christ and is our source of power and strength each and every day. 1. A commitment to people (vs. 1-7) 2. A commitment to instruction (vs. 8-10a) 3. Extraordinary impact (vs. 10b-12) SONGS Good Grace #7122177 by J Houston 2018 Hillsong Music Publishing Forever Reign #5639997 by J Ingram & R Morgan 2009 SHOUT! Publishing, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Windsor Hill Music, and West Main Music Waiting Here For You #5925663 by J Reeves, M Smith & C Tomlin 2011 worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music, Vamos Publishing, and Curious? Music UK King Of Kings #7127647 by B Ligertwood, J Ingram & S Ligertwood 2018 Hillsong Music Publishing God With Us (Torwalt) #7054539 by B Torwalt & K Torwalt 2015 © Capitol CMG Genesis -------------------------------------------- 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

Equipping the Saints, Acts 18:18–28

February 16, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

While Paul wraps up his second missionary journey and begins his third, Priscila and Aquilla explain the way of God to a fervent and gifted man named Apollos. From Alexandria, Apollos was eloquent, competent in the Scriptures, and had been taught about Jesus. However, he was still lacking understanding in some critical areas. The example of Priscilla and Aquilla reminds us that we each can be used of God to teach his word. 1. The ministry of recognition (vs. 18-22) 2. The ministry of encouragement (v. 23) 3. The ministry of instruction (vs. 24-26) 4. The ministry of support (vs. 27-28) SONGS The Lion And The Lamb #7038281 by B Brown, B Johnson & L Mooring 2015 © Meaux Mercy, 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 The Lord Is My Salvation #7063694 by N Nockels, K Getty, K Getty, and J Myrin 2016 © Getty Music Publishing, Sweater Weather Music Resurrecting #7051507 by C Brown, M Brock, M Ntele, S Furtick & W Joye 2015 © Be Essential Songs 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

Faithful to His Call, Acts 18:1–17

February 9, 2020 • Stu Davis

Having been encouraged in a vision that he would be protected and that God had many in the city of Corinth he was going to call to himself, the apostle Paul stayed in Corinth a year and a half. When Paul is brought before the proconsul, God honors his word and Paul is delivered. Like Paul, we should understand that though God is the ultimate authority in salvation, we are all called to participate with him in it. 1. The right partners (vs. 1-5) 2. A mixed audience (vs. 6-8) 3. A specific vision (vs. 9-10) 4. Faithful in service (vs. 11-17) Songs: Way Maker #7115744 by Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu 2016 Sinach Christ Is Enough #6514035 by R Morgan & J Myrin 2012 Hillsong Music Publishing Praise The King #7032344 by C Voss, D Smith, M Bryce Jr. & M Farren 2014 © Farren Love And War Publishing, Integrity's Alleluia! Music, Integrity's Praise! Music Good Good Father #7036612 by A Brown & P Barrett 2014 © Pat Barrett Music Call Upon The Lord #7051501 by C Brown & S Furtick 2015 © Be Essential Songs -------------------------------------------- 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

Preaching the Gospel, Acts 17:22–34

January 26, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

The apostle Paul was the greatest missionary the church has ever had, and in Acts 17:22-34 we see, in part, the reason why. Paul did not have one message that he simply repeated in each and every town he visited, but instead, he relates to his listeners drawing from their culture and understanding. Paul’s message at the Areopagus gives us all an example to embrace. 1. The message (vs. 22-31) a. Paul began with their concern (vs. 22-23) b. Paul introduced them to their creator (vs. 24-25) c. Paul explained the relationship (vs. 26-27) d. Paul identified their error (vs. 28-29) e. Paul called for repentance (vs. 30-31) 2. The response (vs. 32-34) Songs: Great Things #7111321 by J Myrin & Wickham Phil Wickham Music, Simply Global Song, Sing My Songs 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 Cornerstone #6158927 by W B Bradbury, E Liljero, R Morgan, E Mote & J Myrin 2011 Hillsong Music Publishing The Solid Rock (Traditional) #25417 by W B Bradbury & E Mote Public Domain King Of Kings #7127647 by B Ligertwood, J Ingram & 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

A Heart for the Lost, Acts 17:16–21

January 19, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

While Paul waited for his teammates in Athens, Acts 17:16 says, “his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.” Rather than be cold, indifferent or angry at the depravity that surrounded him, the apostle Paul was moved into action by it. Paul began reasoning with people in the synagogue and the marketplace and we should be quick to follow his example. Rather than feeling frustration with the unbelieving world around us, we should be moved into action. 1. Holy passion (v. 16) 2. The right response (vs. 17-18a) 3. A mixed reaction (v. 18b) 4. Willing to listen (vs. 19-21) Songs: Yes I Will #7105442 by E Hoagland, J Smith & M Fieldes All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs, HBC Worship Music, Hickory Bill Doc, Jingram Music Publishing, So Essential Tunes, and Upside Down Under Life Defined #7107554 by S Barnard Songs From Wellhouse Worthy Of Your Name #7052927 by B Younker & S Curran © sixsteps Music, Worship Together Music & worshiptogether.com songs The Lord Is My Salvation #7063694 by N Nockels, K Getty, K Getty & J Myrin 2016 © Getty Music Publishing, Sweater Weather Music Hosanna (B. Fraser) #4785835 by B Fraser 2006 Hillsong Publishing All The Poor And Powerless #5881130 by L Jordan & D Leonard 2011 Integrity's Praise! Music & 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 Curious Will Seek, Acts 17:10–15

January 12, 2020 • Josh Lindstrom

Having been sent to Berea, Paul and Silas begin to share in the synagogue there. Unlike those who had come before them in Thessalonica, these Jews “received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so” (Acts 17:11). We too should be encouraged to search the scriptures with confidence that the Lord will bring us understanding. 1. Routine faithfulness (v. 10) 2. An unexpected audience (v. 11) a. Hungry (v. 11b) b. Careful (v. 11c) 3. A predictable response (v. 12) 4. Ongoing discernment (vs. 13-15) Songs: Good Grace #7122177 by J Houston 2018 Hillsong Music Publishing Who You Say I Am #7102401 by B Fielding & R Morgan 2017 Hillsong Music Publishing No Longer Slaves #7030123 by J D Helser & M Helser 2014 © Bethel Music Publishing The Lord Is My Salvation #7063694 by N Nockels, K Getty, K Getty & J Myrin 2016 © Getty Music Publishing, Sweater Weather Music Open The Eyes Of My Heart #2298355 by P Baloche 1997 Integrity's Hosanna! Music Lord I Need You #5925687 by D Carson, M Maher, C Nockels, J Reeves & K Stanfill 2011 worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music, Sweater Weather Music, Valley Of Songs Music, and Thankyou 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 Opposition is Real, Acts 17:1–9

January 5, 2020 • Kurt Birky

The Gospel has true power and the ministry of Paul and Silas draws many to faith. Unfortunately, the opposition is real too. The home of Jason is attacked, and he and some of the brothers are brought before the city authorities. The accusation is that, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also” (Acts 17:6). Little did they know the gospel would indeed change the world. 1. Following God’s call (v. 1) 2. The Good News is welcomed (vs. 2-4) 3. The Good News is threatening (vs. 5-8) 4. An abrupt end (vs. 9-10a) Songs: Glorious Day #7081388 by J Ingram, J Smith, K Stanfill & S Curran © Fellow Ships Music, Hickory Bill Doc, So Essential Tune The Lord Our God #6518055 by J Ingram and K Stanfill 2013 © sixsteps Music, worshiptogether.com songs Do It Again #7067555 by C Brown, M Brock, M Redman & 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 Tremble #7065049 by A Figueroa, H Bentley, M McManus & M Fieldes 2016 © All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs, Bentley Street Songs, Upside Down Under 'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus #5373600 by W J Kirkpatrick, J A Schreiner & L R Stead 2003 © Andrew Schreiner 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