The Spirit Creates and Grows Disciples

The Spirit Creates and Grows Disciples

The Sermon: Acts 19: 1-2 And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. 2 And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”  [ESV] The Spirit Creates and Grows Disciples Listen to the sermon: Pentecost Sunday Sunday, June 8, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Opening Hymn The Service Of The Word …………. Pages 1-4 (Worship Supplement) The Scripture Reading ………………………………….  Acts 18:24 – 19:10 The Spirit’s Gospel “process” is evident in the Scriptural “instruction” given to Apollos and in His subsequent bold Word proclamation. Likewise, in Paul’s patient dealings with a group of disciples still growing in their faith. Important lessons for us as we learn, grow and share the Word with others. Read More …

A Christian View of Labor

God’s Amazing Cure for Boredom

Sermon: Genesis 3: 17-19 17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for Read More …

Put Yourself in Their Shoes!

Put Yourself in Their Shoes!

Sermon: John 8:2-11 And early in the morning, He (Jesus) went again into the temple and all the people were coming to Him. And having sat down, He was teaching them. And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery and stood her in the midst and said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women – what then do you say?” (And this they said testing Him so that they might have something to accuse Him of.) But Jesus, having bent down, wrote with His finger in the dirt. But when they kept asking Him, He stood up and said to them, “Let the sinless one among you be the first to cast a Read More …