Sermons on Discipleship
Women have made significant advances in society in the last 100 years, rising to lead business, government, and military positions. Should the church adapt or hold fast to its traditions regarding women? How does scripture speak about their leadership in the ministry of the local church? The answer is a little complicated.
Men and women have sought to understand the will of God from the earliest days of creation. Let’s be honest, it isn’t easy. Yet scripture provides some guidance and examples to help us in our understanding to be able to discern the voice of our Shepherd.
Paul has a promise from God he is going to Rome. Yet everything is going wrong on the journey and it looks impossible. It is in the shipwrecks of life when we learn to fully trust the promises of God. Part 19 from Acts 27.
Under arrest, Paul stands before powerful and corrupt people. He never wastes an opportunity to put in a good word for Jesus. Don’t waste your opportunities either. Part 18 from Acts 24-26.
As Paul pursues his mission, the struggles will increase. Don’t be caught off-guard when following Jesus is hard and costly. Jesus is with you in the storm. Part 17 from Acts 20-23.
Corinth was a rough place to try and start a church. Paul starts his ministry there in the marketplace. Your career may also be your calling to minister in a difficult environment. Part 14 from Acts 18.
It’s easy to be dismayed with the state of the world. How is a Christian to respond to an increasingly secular world? Paul’s visit to Athens offers us a helpful and hopeful path forward. Part 13 from Acts 17.
Disruptions are frustrating. But what if God is the one frustrating your plans? Learning to recognize God’s hand in our roadblocks is the key to being redirected to accomplish his purposes. Part 12 from Acts 16.
God assembled an incredible church in Antioch and gave them leaders to disciple them. The Holy Spirit selects two of them to be sent into the nations. It is a lesson for us in listening to and obeying the voice of the Holy Spirit. Part 10 from Acts 13.
During a season of waiting, the first believers receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Out of this moment the nations are invited respond to the message of Jesus and receive the gift as well. Part 2 from Acts 2:1-41
The resurrection of Jesus wasn’t the end of the story, but just the beginning. Luke lets us know this movement is getting ready to expand to the ends of the earth. Part 1 from Acts 1:1-11
Jesus does a big free food giveaway and the crowd grows. But it won’t be free food that keeps them following. A transformation must take place to keep following him. From John 6.