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Sermon Summary - Love Considers the Conscience of the Other - Acts 15:12-29

Spiritual maturity requires standing firm on core gospel issues, but favoring love and unity over disagreement on non-essentials. There are times when conceding to others' consciences is right, wise, and loving. ...

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Sermon Summary - Division Over the Gospel is Necessary - Acts 14:24-15:11

Unity that compromises the doctrine of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone is destructive....

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Sermon Summary - The Office of Elders - Acts 14:19-23

Paul and Barnabas return to the cities they preached in, not as evangelists, but as shepherds to organize the believers into churches with elders. ...

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Sermon Summary - How to Preach to Pagans - Acts 14:8-20

Paul urged the people of Lystra to turn away from vain sacrifices to gods and turn to the true living God. He knew his audience and spoke to them about God’s common grace in their lives. ...

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Sermon Summary - Evangelism and Election - Acts 13:42-14:7

In this passage, there are 4 lessons about the gospel that we are to learn: 1) God has an elect people, 2) the gospel is about the glory of God foundationally, 3) the Biblical gospel wipes out all human boasting, 4) the gospel divides ...

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Sermon Summary - Biblical Evangelism - Acts 13:13-41

In Paul’s first recorded sermon we see his worldview and his gospel which comes with two foundational truths. The first is that God’s sovereignty shines through all human history. The second is that everything that has been written about Israel's history was leading up to the coming of Jesus in order to save sinners through His life and resurrection. ...

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Sermon Summary - Paul's Gospel and His Apostleship - Acts 13:4-12

Luke establishes Paul’s authority as an apostle and gives proof to his legitimacy by recording one of Paul’s signs and wonders, the blinding of the Jewish magician Bar-Jesus. ...

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Sermon Summary - The Schemes of the Devil - Acts 13:4-12

Our gospel witness brings us constantly into a battle with the enemy of salvation in Jesus Christ. Therefore, as believers, we need to grasp how he works (his schemes), in order to do spiritual battle against him. ...

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Sermon Summary - The Preaching Call and Missions - Acts 12:25-13:3

Acts 13:2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."...

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Sermon Summary - To Oppose God’s Glory is to Lose in the End

God created the universe for His glory, and those who oppose His glory by lifting themselves up, in the end will lose. ...

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