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Welcome Mats For Missionaries

Acts 21:15-20 It is important for us, as a church, to take the initiative in providing a warm welcome for our missionaries whenever they return to the area, whether it be assisting them with their arrival and arranging lodging for them with mature believers, hosting a reception to give local believers the opportunity to greet them…

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Recommending Reconsideration

Acts 21:1-14 Expressing our concerns about others’ decisions is never easy, but sometimes it is necessary.  As we do, it’s important for us to be mindful of the motives behind our advice and others’ convictions.  Decisions should be based on the Word of God, the leading of the Holy Spirit, and the confirmations of God’s…

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Exhortations For Elders

Acts 20:17-38 As we take on leadership roles within our local church, it is crucial that we take steps to safeguard our reputation by cultivating a humble heart, being quick to help, having hope, and finding happiness.  We just also understand the responsibilities leaders have to declare the entire counsel of God, defend the church, depend…

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Marks Of Maturity

Acts 20:1-16 As we grow in our relationship with God, marks of maturity will begin to surface. Instead of merely wanting to be poured into, we will begin to desire to pour out into the lives of others. We will also notice a growing hunger for the Word of God. We will study God’s Word…

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The Anatomy Of Agitation

Acts 19:23-41 Wherever there is agitation, there are conflicting agendas. If our agenda is motivated by greed instead of godliness, we must be willing to abandon it. We must guard against reacting to agitation with anger, a loss of self-control, and a closed mind. We can respond to another’s agitation by addressing their concerns, pointing out…

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Power To Prevail

Acts 19:11-20 We are not immune to challenging conditions as believers, but God has given us the power to prevail over them. When we face infirmities, we can approach God directly through prayer. If we struggle with “idols” in our lives, we can immerse ourselves in the word of God. Pastor Jason continues in our…

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Variety Is Vital

Acts 18:18-28 Every believer is an essential part of the local church body. God uses educated individuals to reason with others, ensure that no one is overlooked, and teach important truths. He uses eloquent people to inspire believers to action, say hard things, and silence opposition. God uses encouragers to bring people together, entertain and…

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Spheres Of Sharing

Acts 18:1-11 Our colleagues, conversations, and communities provide us with three spheres of life in which we can share our faith.  The workplace introduces us to a variety of people, creates opportunities for discussion, and places our work ethic as a believer in full view.  Engaging in conversations allows the Holy Spirit to prompt us…

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Describing Deity

Acts 17:16-23 Anytime the truth about God is twisted so that He will fit inside a man-made box, an idol has been born.  Even as in ancient Athens, “idol” worship permeates our society today. How can we respond when so much confusion exists? Like the apostle Paul, we can clarify the characteristics of the true and living God!…

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Contrasting Conclusions

Acts 17:1-15 As we share our faith, some will remain devoted to other religions or traditions, and perhaps even view the gospel message as a threat.  Others, however, will willingly listen to our claims, investigate the scriptures, and believe in Christ after impartially evaluating the information. Pastor Jason continues in our series through the book…