Speaker: Tim Nay
14 November 2021
Growing in our faith isn’t always easy. In fact it can be very difficult. Sometimes it means going through difficult times. Sometimes it means facing things you really don’t want to face.
The early church made a commitment to growing together. When things were not the best, the early church depended on a faith that was unique. The focus was on the Holy Spirit and overcoming, together.
7 November 2021
Ministry is so much better when we’re together. Opposition to the gospel is never easy to deal with. However, when we are with other believers and filled with the Holy Spirit we are better prepared.
We have all been “stuck” before in our lives. This sermon is a reminder to all of us that through the Power of the Holy Spirit we can be unstuck. In fact, we can be unstoppable.
17 October 2021
God wants relationships to be reconciled, always. Yet it may not always happen as quickly as you think. And spiritual growth happens in the interim.
The Early church knew something about this. There was a tension among the Jewish Christians and the Gentiles. This was seen heavily in the relationship between the Jewish Christians and the Samaritan Christians.
Racism and other things that divide us are reconciled at the Cross, if we can let Him mold us and guide us.
10 October 2021
The early church was being persecuted because they were sharing the message of Jesus. They were STANDING TOGETHER on the truth of the Gospel. This is the reason to be persecuted, not for just being obnoxious Christians who’s comfort is being threatened.
We often want to see a miracle so we can go back to our comfortable lives. But why should we ask for a miracle? It shouldn’t be for our own comfort but for the GOSPEL to be preached.
In the midst of pain and death we experience life and experience it more abundantly. He wants us to experience all life has to offer. We should pray for God to help us understand that, not for an easier life.
3 October 2021
The early church was SHARING TOGETHER to meet one another’s needs. This was not socialism, it was not mandated by the church, it was a movement of the Holy Spirit.
26 September 2021
This sermon from Acts 3 shows the importance of worshipping together. Worship is a lifestyle. Worship is about sharing Jesus everywhere we go with everyone we come in contact with.
Peter and John worshipped by sharing Jesus and watching the Holy Spirit heal a paralytic. Then, in front of the same people who killed Jesus, they boldly proclaimed Christ. Finally, they REPORTED on the things God had done when they arrived with the other believers. Together, they prayed for boldness, to continue proclaiming Christ even in the face of persecution.
12 September 2021
When Jesus ascended to heaven He told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until the Promise. They waited. They didn’t know how long or what exactly would happen. They just waited because Jesus commanded them to wait.
What did they do? They prayed together.
We pray for together so the World may know Jesus.
22 August 2021
Series: Healthy Foundations
Love Reveals Reality. Is it possible to love in an unnatural way? The way the read more…
15 August 2021
Series: Healthy Foundations
The word “Love” is used 13 times in this passage. In every occurrence what Greek word do you think is used for the word “love”? Phileo? Eros? No. Agape. Agape is used in every instance in this text.
Even in addressing them he uses the word “beloved.” This word means, “dearly loved”. In other words, just in how they’re addressed John’s saying you are dearly loved brothers and sisters. “Dearly loved – Listen to what I say about love.”
What if we saw Christians from other churches as dearly loved. Not saying, “oh they’re from the other church.” But rather, “They are dearly loved children of God.” Do we talk about our brothers and sisters like that?
Other words that can describe this are cherished or admired. We should see each other just like that.