Rev. Eric Schalk Acts 7 Today’s text provides a crucial turning point in the life of the early church. As we contemplate Stephen’s speech, and subsequent murder, we’ll examine our relationship with God to see if we relate more with Stephen or the religious leaders who persecuted the church.
Dr. Branson Parler In today’s text, we will see how the early church responds to conflict that arises. In particular, we will see the origins of the office of deacon and how God provides for his church through those called to fulfill this office and how their ministry leads to further spreading of the Gospel…
Rev. Eric Schalk This morning our text brings us to another trial before the Sanhedrin. As the religious leaders work to squash the Jesus movement, we’ll reflect on how we are called to suffer for Jesus with joy.
Dr. Branson Parler This morning we’ll see how we need a healthy fear of the Lord, and examine how we’re typically driven by an unhealthy fear of wordly things.
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…
Dr. Branson Parler The apostles’ prayer in our text today gives us insight into the source of their confidence and power. As we reflect today on God’s providence in our salvation, we will see what can enable us to stand firm, as the early church did, and bear witness to God’s love and faithfulness.
Rev. Eric Schalk The name of Jesus is powerful. Today we’ll see how Peter’s sermon about Jesus provokes different responses, and we’ll examine how we respond to Jesus as well.
Rev. Jay Sowers This morning, we welcome back Rev. Jay Sowers as he leads us in worship. Jay has served as a pastor in the RCA for many years in various locations. We have also appreciated his wife, Beth, as she has served amongst us during his years as a transition pastor. This morning he…
Dr. Branson Parler As we continue with our study of Acts, we will see how Peter’s second sermon in the book points again to the good news of what Jesus has done. Like the first hearers of this sermon, we are today called anew to faith in the strong name of Jesus.