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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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Sermon Summary - Pain, Evil, and the Sovereignty of God - Acts 12:1-17

God is sovereign over both the death of the apostle James, and the miraculous deliverance of the apostle Peter. This drives the church to earnest prayer, and God is glorified in answering their prayers. ...

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Sermon Summary - Barnabas: A Good Man - Acts 11:19-30

Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. His exhortation to remain faithful to the Lord, steadfast in purpose, instructs us to be like him....

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Sermon Summary - Changing Is Hard - Acts 11:1-18

One of the major parts of living the Christian life is having the Lord constantly change our views, theologies, sinful feelings, or cultural givens because he is changing us from one degree of glory to another....

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Sermon Summary - The Two Ingredients of Salvation - Acts 10:44-48

The way of salvation is always twofold: 1) the content and clarity of the gospel of Jesus, and 2) the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit falling in order to save souls. ...

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Sermon Summary - How To Do Evangelism - Acts 10:30-48

The way of salvation is laid out in this passage: God is offering to make peace with rebellious sinners through Jesus Christ. ...

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Sermon Summary - The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles - Acts 10:1-29

The larger message of Peter’s vision was that he, as a Jew, is not to look at non-Jews as unclean or unworthy of having the gospel preached to them. ...

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Sermon Summary - From Death to New Life in Christ - Acts 9:31-43

Jesus healed the bedridden man Aeneas, raised Dorcas from the dead, and then saved many persons with the gospel. ...

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Sermon Summary - Hope in the Lord - Psalm 131

This psalm shows us David’s childlike trust in the Lord and his exhortation to trust in the Lord....

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Sermon Summary - Jesus is the Son of God - Acts 9:19-22

Luke summarizes the core of Paul’s preaching, which is 1) Jesus is the Son of God and 2) Jesus is the messiah that was promised in the Hebrew scriptures....

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Sermon Summary - Persecution & The New Sexual Revolution - Acts 8:1

God uses persecution as a means to purify His church and for the spread of the gospel through evangelism....

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Sermon Summary - Paul Meets Jesus on the Damascus Road - Acts 9:1-19

Through the salvation of Saul of Tarsus, we know that no one is outside hope of the Lord's salvation. Paul’s unlikely conversion to Christ should bring us great encouragement. ...

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Sermon Summary - Listen To The Holy Spirit's Leadings - Acts 8:26-40

Does God speak to His people today? Biblically, there is no reason that the Holy Spirit would now be silent in personally guiding His people like He did Philip. The Bible does not rule out the special guidance of the Holy Spirit; it advocates it. ...

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Sermon Summary - False Conversions - Acts 8:9-25

The Holy Spirit fell upon the Samaritans and they saw the grace of God in Jesus. Simon however, was blind to this, and only saw the manifestations of the Spirit and focused on what he could gain from them. ...

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Sermon Summary - The Christian Doctrine of Death - Acts 7:54-8:1

Stephen is a model for how God gives special grace in dying to those who belong to Christ. We should be encouraged, that as Jesus supported Stephen in the process of dying, His grace will be sufficient for us too. ...

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Sermon Summary - Jesus Made The Temple Obsolete - Acts 6:7-15

Stephen preached that Jesus was the fulfillment of Moses, the Law, the customs, the temple, and the sacrificial system, rendering those things unnecessary now that the reality has come. ...

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Sermon Summary - A Church Unbelievers Feared to Attend (Acts 5:12-16)

The great fear that came over the whole church and over all who heard the fate of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:11) made this a church that unbelievers would not dare to attend. The powerful, consistent, regular signs and wonders in this passage and throughout the book of Acts were unprecedented in church history. ...

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Sermon Summary - Baptism (Acts 2:37-41)

Water baptism portrays and dramatizes forgiveness of sins and union with Christ by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. ...

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Sermon Summary - The First Evangelistic Sermon (Acts 2:14-41)

Acts 2:14-41 is the very first Christian evangelistic sermon. 4 ways that God has authenticated Jesus of Nazareth as Lord and Messiah: His life, death, resurrection, and exaltation to the right hand of the Father. ...

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Sermon Summary - Is the Spiritual Gift of Tongues for Today?

Are the “sign” gifts (like tongues) for today? Or did those gifts only have their place in the first century?...

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6/10/18 - Sermon Summary - Baptism (Part 1)

(Matthew 3:1-10) Main point: Baptism is to be obeyed by every person who has come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. ...

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6/17/18 - Sermon Summary - Baptism (Part 2)

(1 Peter 3:18-22) Main point: Baptism is the outflow of saving faith, not the cause of saving faith. ...

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6/3/18 - Sermon Summary - Love and Guard the Truth (2 John)

Love and Guard the Truth (2 John) 2 John is like a brief summary of several of the points in 1 John. So consider this a refresher of 1 John. God's commands, truth, and love among believers are key points once again. A new point made in this letter: don't provide hospitality to false teachers. (v. 1) This letter is written to "the chosen lady and her children," possibly a...

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