Saved Through the Grace of the Lord Jesus

Acts 15:1–21. The main point of our text this morning comes from verse 11: Christians are “saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus”. There are three main parts to this—1) The Debate (vv. 1–6): Does circumcision save?; 2) Peter’s Argument (vv. 7–12): Salvation by Grace; and 3) James’s Resolution (vv. 13–21): A Way Forward for Jew and Gentile Harmony.

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Luke Salik
The First Missionary Journey, Opposition from Within and Without

Acts 13:1–12; 13:43–52. The events in this text are incredibly important in the history of the church. But though there are sweet successes in the stories that we're studying, don't miss that both are preceded by opposition. As we look at this first missionary journey, we're going to have two significant meetings, and we are going to see this main point: opposition is an opportunity for boldness, not bashfulness, because God is working. 

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Don Straka
God's Promise, Power, and People

Acts 8:4–40. We say that God’s Promise is his Pleasure in Peoples on purpose because God is after the multifaceted display of his glory through many different people groups. And he does this by keeping his promise through the power of his Holy Spirit.

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Ryan Eagy
Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1–11. 1) The Holy Spirit: THE Gift from God. 2) Spiritual Gifts: Unique Expressions through Unique People. 3) Expressions: Glory to God and grace to us. 3) Pursue: All these expressions!

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Ryan EagyRyan Eagy
Being a Faithful Witness

Acts 6:7–15, Acts 7:1–2a, 51–60, and Acts 8:1–4. The help we need to be a faithful witness is found in the Holy Spirit. He will help us bear witness to Jesus, to proclaim Christ’s death and resurrection, our only hope for salvation! As we seek to be faithful witnesses, we are not ultimately responsible for how others respond to the gospel. Jesus is judge.

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Establishing the Church: Pentecost and the Promised Messiah

Acts 2:1–41. The Holy Spirit descends onto the people at Pentecost, and as Peter explains what is happening, he turns the spotlight to Christ. And the reason that Peter turns there is because Christ is what makes the coming of the Holy Spirit so different this time. Now the Messiah has come. He has died and rose again. And now he has ascended and is seated at the right hand of God. The Holy Spirit’s job is to point to this now risen Lord.

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Growing into Christ

Ephesians 4:11–16. Discipleship is essentially this, “I’m just a beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” Discipling someone else means that I’m trying to help them grow in their faith and to move a bit further down the road toward living a life that points to Jesus.

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A Disciple's Identity: Simple Faith

Luke 18:15–19:10. Have you made your receiving of the kingdom of God too complicated? Do you think there are countless books to read, confessions to memorize, nuanced theological points that you need to have settled before you can have faith in Jesus?

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Ryan EagyRyan Eagy
Christ Is Coming

Luke 19:20–37. Jesus will be returning, and his return will be much different than his first coming. Jesus will come back in a spectacular way, suddenly, and bring separation.

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Don StrakaDon Straka
Jesus’ Identity: The Son of God, Through the Cross

Luke 9:18–27. We’ve been asking the question in our Luke series, “Who is this Jesus?” And we’ve found that Jesus is the Son of God come in authority and power to save his people through the cross. This section of Luke 9 is soaked in expectations of who Jesus is. Jesus, however, centers his mission on the cross, but he also centers the lives and expectations of all his disciples forever on the cross as well.

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Cassandra Schumacher
Jesus' Identity: Sending of the 12 and Feeding the 5,000

Luke 9:1–17. We’ve been exploring the question, “Who is this Jesus?” And we’ve seen that Jesus is the Son of God come in authority and power to save and empower his people through the cross. And as Christians, we are left with the charge: “Return to your home and declare how much God has done for you.” (Luke 8:39) What we see today is that Jesus unpacks how we are to do that: in his power in utter dependence! He has empowered us to take this message forth to the entire world.

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Jesus' Parables

Luke 15:1–32. Jesus tells the Pharisees and the scribes three parables, all about the sinners and those who are lost. The three truth’s that Jesus shares are meant to shape the way we think about the lost sinners we know. And they beg the question: Are you seeking the lost that you might rejoice with God?

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Jesus' Parables

Luke 13:18–30 and Luke 14:25–35. Even when it may not look like it, Jesus is building and expanding his Kingdom with his disciples. Jesus is building a Kingdom of disciples, and we should strive to enter through relationship with Jesus! Jesus’s disciples are to count the cost to enter his Kingdom—it will be everything. A disciple can be useless and of no value to the Kingdom. Let us delight that we have been called as disciples into the Kingdom of Jesus! Let us come to him thankful that we have a role to play in this magnificent plan of God’s as a disciple creating disciples.

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