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Acts 4: Prayerful and United - May 31, 2020

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Greetings, the following is a message from Pastor Jeff:

It's been a tough few months for a lot of us. We miss meeting together. Some of us have been sick. Some of us have had financial hardships. Some of us are tired of being overwhelmed by news coverage. We miss how things were and want to get back together. (Info on that here)

This week has seen tragedy in Minnesota, as we saw a man killed in Minneapolis by a police officer, and the unrest that followed and spread throughout the country.

Information has been coming at us from all angles, some true, some false, and all of it at once. It's exhausting, it's frustrating, a lot of people are anxious and a lot of people need hope right now.

Through my job as chaplain with United Campus Ministry, I meet and work with a lot of young men of color. They are often up here to pursue an education while applying their talents in athletics to earn a scholarship to go on to more education. I hear a lot of their concerns, and the concern…

Acts 4: Spirit-powered - May 24, 2020

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We're still online, and we're still doing the best that we can. We hope that you are, as well. 

We're working through a process on when and how we can gather together physically again, and we appreciate your prayer and support (and patience) as we go through this process together.

If you need prayer for anything or to get a hold of us, email us by clicking here.
This week's message is from Acts 4. We're going to cover the first half of the chapter in this message. Please notice the beauty in the Holy Spirit transforming ordinary men into bold healers and speakers. Note where the praise goes and how the truth is proclaimed. 

Let us be bold with our love and the truth of God this week. 



Once again, we'd like to remind you that only the first video posted is what we intend to share. Anything else that follows each video is a suggestion by Youtube based on algorithms. Typically, we will post the sermon video and then a few songs to accompany the message. We can't co…

Acts 3: Pointing Towards Jesus - May 17, 2020

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Greetings, we're into week number three of our look into the book of Acts. We want to look at the early church and explore how their lessons can apply to our current life of following Jesus.

Notice in this chapter that there's power in the name of Jesus. See how Peter uses the Old Testament and its prophets to confirm the identity of Jesus. Finally, see the hope that rests in the reality of the promise that Jesus fulfills -- that we have a God that has made a way for us to be his people.

Thank you for joining us again this week. If you need to get a hold of us for assistance or for prayer, please email us by clicking here.




Once again, we'd like to remind you that only the first video posted is what we intend to share. Anything else that follows each video is a suggestion by Youtube based on algorithms. Typically, we will post the sermon video and then a few songs to accompany the message. We can't control any ads, but we're doing our best to make sure we can minister …

Acts 2: Connecting Some Dots - May 10, 2020

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Happy Mother's Day! We hope that everyone is able to connect with their mothers or their children on this special day. We'd also like to recognize those who may feel pain on this day. You're loved. You're valued. Jesus loves you, and so do we.

We're into week two of our series on Acts. The plan is to go for a chapter per week, but we're going to stay flexible. We hope that you are doing well as you join us this week, and we are hopeful that we can gather in person soon.

If you haven't seen the first week's message, you can access it by clicking here.

We use the NIV translation for our sermons, so if you want to follow along in that translation or switch to any translation that helps you grow, click here and visit Bible Gateway.

Things to think about for this week's message: 1)The power of the Holy Spirit. 2)The power of Scripture. 3)The power of the church when it works together under those first two.




Once again, we'd like to remind you that only the fi…

Acts 1: Looking at the Church - May 3, 2020

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Well, we did it. We finally finished the book of Luke last week. After around two years, and around eighty sermons, we're on to our next author...Luke. We are going to start a series on the book of Acts this week. Acts was written by Luke, as well.

Why did we choose to look at Acts? First, there's continuity. The beginning of Acts literally picks up where the book of Luke left off, and as we mentioned, it's by the same author. Next, we wanted to look at the early church. What did they focus on? What did they teach? What did they struggle with? What did they apply in their life of worship and following Jesus, and how can we apply that today?

So as we start this chapter, let's consider three things to start with:
1) Jesus’ followers believed in Jesus.
2) They were supposed to operate under the power of the Holy Spirit.
3) There was intentionality and prayer involved with their ministry.

Thanks for joining us this week. We're glad you're here.






Once again, we'd li…