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Category: Discipleship

Following Jesus, Serving Others, and Sharing God's Love

Next: The Early Church Today – Gospel Sexuality

Dr. Branson Parler We live in a world that is confused about human sexuality. So did the early church. Today we will look especially at the commands for Gentiles regarding sexuality in Acts 15 in order to understand why, far from being restrictive, God’s ways are profoundly life-giving.

Next: The Early Church Today – Share & Grow

Rev. Eric Schalk Today we’ll dive into the passage that follows on the heels of Saul’s conversion. We’ll examine how Saul dove into his mission of sharing the gospel, and how his peers reacted to his sudden change. Through Saul’s experience, we’ll see our need for discipleship and call to share Jesus.

Next: The Early Church Today – Daily Conversion

Rev. Eric Schalk This morning we will examine Saul’s conversion. By wrestlig with Saul’s story, we will see our need to turn to Jesus every day for the grace we need to grow as believers.

Next: The Early Church Today – The Gift That Can’t Be Bought

Dr. Branson Parler Today we will see both the power of the gospel as well as the confusion that happens when we try to make the gospel about us. Though Simon the sorcerer was baptized, he failed to grasp his own sin and need for repentance. He wanted to follow King Jesus for how Jesus…
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Next: The Early Church Today – The Third Conversion

Dr. Branson Parler We will see in today’s text that, when Jesus transforms hearts and minds, he transforms our relationship to our money and possessions as well. The early church’s witness to Jesus is inseparable from their willingness to share with one another. Today’s Scripture will help us better see how we can follow their…
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Stay Strong #8 – Until the End

Dr. Branson Parler As we celebrate Palm Sunday, we will see today how Jesus’ actions set the pattern for Paul, Timothy, and all future Christians. But he is not merely the pattern for us; he is the one who makes our faithfulness possible. It is his grace and Spirit that enables us to stay strong…
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Stay Strong #7 – Expect Persecution?

Rev. Eric Schalk Many of us have been mocked once or twice for saying or doing something strange. Most of us have not been persecuted for our faith. In our text this morning we will see that Paul tells everyone who desires to live a godly life that they will be persecuted. We’ll explore what…
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Stay Strong #6 – The Folly of False Teaching

Dr. Branson Parler In our text for today, we will see the nature of false teachers and those who fall prey to them. By seeing what not to do, we can be equipped and empowered to know what we should do. As we strive to stay strong, we need to learn to embrace the power…
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Forever One Thing

Pastor Tim Meendering Our gathering today marks a significant transition for all of us as I take up the work of Transition Ministry in the Great Lakes Region. Looking back over 20 years, some of you have heard well over a 1,000 of my sermons and all kinds of teaching in between. As we focus…
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Stay Strong #3 – Receive, Pass, Endure

Rev. Eric Schalk Today we pick up our series on 2 Timothy. This morning we will focus on our need to be constantly receiving the gospel message so we can constantly pass on the gospel message. Paul’s instructions come with a call to endure all things so that the message of Christ will reach all…
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