In this series from Acts, the church struggles from within when Ananias and Sapphira bring gifts and lie about their generosity. They also experience persecution from the Sanhedrin and some racial tension. Used by permission of the Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas.
Speaker: Matt Chandler
Scripture: Acts 4:32-34, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, Acts 5:5, Acts 5:10, Acts 4:34
Topic: Marks of a Healthy Church
“When Jesus was preparing to return to his father, he commissioned his friends to go—to astronomically expand the impact of their lives. He called them to action in Acts 1:8; to a mission that spanned the globe. “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” Our mission is the same today, though our individual areas of impact...
Speaker: Max Lucado
Scripture: Acts 1 - 12
Topic: Small Groups
Peter and John encountered a man over 40 years old, begging outside a Temple gate. He was lame from birth and probably excluded from full access to the Temple all his life (Lev. 21:17-20). They healed him in the name of Jesus which attracted a crowd, preached the Gospel which increased the number of believers to 5,000, riled the Jewish authorities, were held in jail overnight,...
Speaker: Max Lucado
Scripture: Acts 4:1-31
Topic: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The New Testament church described in the book of Acts provides a model for future generations. Although conflicts and problems emerge that every Christian church encounters, the Holy Spirit's presence in these fledgling believers produces a vital testimony to the world.
Scripture: Acts 1 - 20
Daniel lived fearlessly in the midst of the hostile, pagan Babylonian culture. Living a "gutsy" life doesn't mean we deny the reality of darkness and fear, but it does mean that we never lose our hope and confidence in God no matter what life throws at us.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-21, Matthew 16:18, Acts 4:18-20, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:35-39
Throughout the Old and New Testaments and church history, every spiritual awakening was founded on corporate, prevailing, intensive, kingdom-centered prayer. We cannot create spiritual renewal by ourselves, but we can “prepare the altar” and ask God to send his Holy Spirit to change our hearts, our churches, and our communities. Christians are used to thinking about prayer...
Author: Tim Keller
Scripture: Judges 3:7-11, Judges 4:1-4, Acts 4:31-31, Acts 7:55-60, Romans 8:1-22, Acts 8:17-17