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Conversion and Community

Acts 9:1-31 As we continue following the adventures of the early church, I want to invite you to think this morning about what it takes to change your mind. One…

Obedience and Freedom

Acts 8:26-40 This morning I want to talk to you about obedience. Obedience is an important characteristic in the story we are going to read and an important characteristic in…

Truthful New Community

Acts 4:31–5:11 This week as we continue with our study in the book of Acts we are going to read one of the most disturbing passages in the whole book,…

What is Pentecost For?

Acts 2 I’ve got to be honest with all of you this morning. I love Pentecost. But it has never felt less like Pentecost to me. And I have never…

Encouragement for Inmates

As Christians we believe that Christ died on Good Friday, rose on Easter and ascended into heaven. We also believe that on Pentecost his spirit descended on his early followers…

Big Questions: Love

1 John 3 and 4 Love is a funny word. The way that we love soccer and brownies and puppies is different from the way we love our mothers, which…

Big Questions: Eternal Life

John 17:1-3 The Bible is messy. One of my favorite Christian writers Richard Beck says that trying to create a clean systematic theology out of what we read in the…