Visiting Acts 29 Pastor from Foothhill Church, Glendora CA, takes us through Daniel chapter three and the challenge of taking a stand for Jesus in a idolatrous society.
If Acts 11 (the passage we looked at last week) is a story of the advancing of the kingdom of God, Acts 12 is about the opposition. This morning we looked at Peter's miraculous escape from prison, the death of James, and how, in al things, God is sovereign.
This morning, as we continued in our series in Acts, we looked at the beginnings of the church in Antioch and the lessons we can learn from it as a model church for today.
Continuing in our series in Acts, we looked at the story of the God working in the lives of both Peter and Cornelius in a moment that shaped that the course of the church as the message of Jesus Christ made its way to the Gentiles.
If you believe in Jesus Christ, you believe in miracles. That's the message we considered when looking at the miracle from today's passage in Acts 9:32-43, the resurrection of Tabitha, as well as a parallel story from Mark 5:21-43. Both miracles follow the example of Jesus, demonstrate the power of Jesus, display signs of the salvation of Jesus and resound to the glory of Jesus.
This morning (10th September), we returned to our series in Acts, Living as a Resurrection People. Looking at the story of Saul's conversion we spent time dwelling on reconciliation with God, with the Church and with those who don't follow Christ.
It was our joy on Sunday to prayerfully induct Andrew Elder into the eldership here at Village Church. We used this opportunity to pick up our series in Acts again, but jump ahead a few chapters to read Paul's instructions to the Ephesian elders.
What makes the Christian community different from every other community in society? What are the needs for community? What are the distinctives? And what are the barriers that prevent us from engaging in community?
Concluding our summer series, Meals With Jesus, this morning we looked at Jesus walking with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Jonathan Parks guides us through Luke 24:13-35 as a demonstration of enacted promise.
Continuing in our summer series, Meals With Jesus, this morning we looked at, arguably, the most significant meal in history: the Lord's Supper. Andrew Elder guides us through Luke 22:7-20 as a demonstration of enacted salvation.
Our summer series - Meals With Jesus - continues with Luke 14:7-24, looking at the parables of the wedding feast and the great banquet.
Our summer series - Meals With Jesus - continues with Luke 9:1-20, looking at the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 as a demonstration of enacted hope.
Jonathan T. Parks continues our summer series based on Tim Chester's book, A Meal With Jesus. This morning, we're looking at Luke 7:36-50 - the story of the woman of the city visiting Jesus while he was dining with Simon the Pharisee.
Thomas McConaghie introduces our new summer series based on Tim Chester's book, A Meal With Jesus.