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Parson's Pad Podcast
What about those who have never heard?

Parson's Pad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 16:52


Scripture: Acts 17:26-27Calvary Chapel Franklin: http://calvarychapelfranklin.com/ Email: info@calvarychapelfranklin.com  Telegram: https://t.me/+Q4w6ztLRQag6SI5ZRumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1006557?date=this-year Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccfranklintn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalvaryChapelFranklin/  Parsons Pad Website: https://parsonspad.com/ Subscribe to the audio podcast: https://parsonspad.buzzsprout.com/  Calvary Chapel Franklin meets at: Sunday mornings: 1724 General George Patton Drive, Brentwood TN 37027 Wednesday evenings: 7113 Peach Court, Brentwood TN 37027Mail: PO Box 1993 Spring Hill TN 37174 If you need a Bible, please download the free Gideon's app for iPhone or Android: https://gideons.org/  If you would like to support this outreach, please consider donating via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=QCC42G4JT8U76

Voices from Church and Trade

This sermon was preached by Rev. Pen Peery on October 2, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte.  Scripture: Acts 2:42-47

The Pulse WV
Jesus Is Calling, Will You Answer? (Winfield, WV)

The Pulse WV

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 30:38


Scripture: Acts 26:27-32, Matthew 4:17, II Corinthians 6:2, Acts 26:20, Matthew 6:20-21The Pulse ExperienceSermon: Jesus Is Calling, Will You Answer?Associate Pastor Dwight WallsSunday, October 2, 2022A Network That Beats To The Heart Of GodFor Booking Information: 304-364-4164Email: info@thepulsewv.comThere Are Three Ways to Financially Support the Pulse-Winfield, WVPayPal:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HCXFPAHPH8MYA&source=urlText:https://app.clovergive.com/app/giving/thepulse/THEPULSEWINFIELDWVMail: P.O. Box 561 Eleanor, WV 25070Or Give In PersonCheck us out on social media and our website.Website:www.thepulsewv.comFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/718582154980548/YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpGXhf2uE9oSMh961HaKJogTikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdxTGwpq/Instagram:356youth_winfield: https://instagram.com/356youth_winfield?igshid=3s8rb0i8xqbvThe Pulse Winfield Kids Club:https://instagram.com/the_pulse_winfield_kidsclub_?igshid=154la475j8arrTwitter:https://twitter.com/thepulsewvApple Podcast:https://thepulsewv-gassaway.simplecast.com/https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pulse-wv-live/id1527607059Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/4YZljk4BeOmao9KAo7NYn6?si=bJu7H3MWT5eezEh357OqKAhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7pbbpIgE2Spzqdmd982w2c?si=-5W7mfxhSJyIk-mREfMmHwGoogle Play:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS96NDFMazd0WAhttps://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9ockc4RE4xaARadio Public:Sermons:https://radiopublic.com/the-pulse-wv-WemdAJPodcast:https://radiopublic.com/the-pulse-wv-live-GymVAJDeezer:Sermons:https://deezer.com/show/3055022Podcast:https://deezer.com/show/3053812I Heart Radio:Sermons:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-pulse-wv-87312929?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false&autoplay=truePodcast:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-pulse-wv-live-87312874?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false&autoplay=trueAmazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/22dca9f0-25f7-4cf0-a927-c896dbccd048/the-pulse-wvhttps://music.amazon.com/podcasts/fe8c94c7-d726-4379-a4c1-04469fd03ee8/the-pulse-wv-live

CCoG's Podcast
220925-0830 - Paul Conn-Almost

CCoG's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 46:38


2022-10-02-0830 Paul Conn is the speaker this morning, October 2, 2022 in the 8:30 AM service. Scripture: Acts 26:26-29; Romans 8:12-13 Notes: -Almost is a tragic word. -Almost means virtually the same as no, not at all. -Spiritual life is a series of all or none moments. -There are three questions to ask yourself. -(1) Do you almost believe in Christ? -(2) Have you almost turn away from sin? -(3) Have you almost committed your future to God? -Cut the nerve of sin almost is not good enough. -There are three ways to get over the almost. -(1) Make a decision. -(2) Do something now. -(3) Trust God for your next step.

CCoG's Podcast
220925-1030-Paul Conn - Almost

CCoG's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 49:13


2022-10-02-1030 Paul Conn is the speaker this morning, October 2, 2022 in the 10:30 AM service. Scripture: Acts 26:26-29; Romans 8:12-13 Notes: -Almost is a tragic word. -Almost means virtually the same as no, not at all. -Spiritual life is a series of all or none moments. -There are three questions to ask yourself. -(1) Do you almost believe in Christ? -(2) Have you almost turn away from sin? -(3) Have you almost committed your future to God? -Cut the nerve of sin almost is not good enough. -There are three ways to get over the almost. -(1) Make a decision. -(2) Do something now. -(3) Trust God for your next step.

Back Shed Bible Study
Back To Basics - Acts 2:42-47

Back Shed Bible Study

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 28:07


The book of Acts gives Christians great insight into the form and function of the Early Church. Today we take a brief look at Acts 2 and what the day to day looked like for these early believers, and how we can learn from them as followers of Christ in 2022.Scripture:  Acts 2:42-47Song: Fredji - Happy Life (Vlog No Copyright Music)Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music.Video Link: https://youtu.be/KzQiRABVARk

The church of Christ on McDermott Road
The Gospel Turns Berea Upside Down

The church of Christ on McDermott Road

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022


The Gospel was well received in Berea, because of their open-mindedness and willingness to study, learn, and grow. But even in Berea, Paul and his companions dealt with opposition. How can we tell when we have a Berean heart? (Scripture: Acts 17:10-15)

The Pulse WV Live
Prepare For Rain

The Pulse WV Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 19:19


Scripture:  Acts 2:17, I Corinthians 12:1-11, I Kings 18:41The Pulse WV Live In The MorningTopic: Prepare For RainA Network That Beats To The Heart Of GodHost: Pastor John FowlerWednesday, September 28, 2022For Booking Information: 304-364-4164Email: info@thepulsewv.comThere Are Three Ways to Financially Support the Pulse-GassawayPayPal:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HCXFPAHPH8MYA&source=urlText:https://app.clovergive.com/app/giving/thepulse/THEPULSEGASSAWAYWVMail: P.O. Box 141 Gassaway, WV 26624Check us out on social media and our website.Website:www.thepulsewv.comFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/thepulsewv/ https://www.facebook.com/718582154980548/YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkUxPTJpjRyLCRJ5ZnLiVlwhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpGXhf2uE9oSMh961HaKJogTik Tok:https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdxTDCSh/Twitch:https://twitch.tv/the_pulse_wvInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/thepulsegassaway/Twitter:https://twitter.com/thepulsewvApple Podcast:https://thepulsewv-gassaway.simplecast.com/https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pulse-wv-live/id1527607059Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/4YZljk4BeOmao9KAo7NYn6?si=bJu7H3MWT5eezEh357OqKAhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7pbbpIgE2Spzqdmd982w2c?si=-5W7mfxhSJyIk-mREfMmHwGoogle Play:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS96NDFMazd0WAhttps://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9ockc4RE4xaARadio Public:Sermons:https://radiopublic.com/the-pulse-wv-WemdAJPodcast:https://radiopublic.com/the-pulse-wv-live-GymVAJDeezer:Sermons:https://deezer.com/show/3055022Podcast:https://deezer.com/show/3053812I Heart Radio:Sermons:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-pulse-wv-87312929?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false&autoplay=truePodcast:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-pulse-wv-live-87312874?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false&autoplay=trueAmazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/22dca9f0-25f7-4cf0-a927-c896dbccd048/the-pulse-wvhttps://music.amazon.com/podcasts/fe8c94c7-d726-4379-a4c1-04469fd03ee8/the-pulse-wv-live

Foundations Sermon Library
What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do Lord?

Foundations Sermon Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022


Title: What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do Lord? Speaker: Dr. H. T. Spence Event: Sunday Morning Sermon Date: September 25, 2022 Summary: The surrender of Paul on the road to Damascus. He immediately cried out, What wilt thou have me to do? Coming to know God's will for the life. Scripture: Acts 9:1–6 Length:

Trinity United Methodist Church Messages
What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality?

Trinity United Methodist Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 29:55


Message by Rev. Catherine Fluck Price on September 25, 2022. Scripture: Acts 10:9-15, 27-28 To support the ongoing ministries of Trinity, consider making a gift here: https://pushpay.com/g/trinitygnv?src=hpp

Central Community Church | Sermon Audio
Acts: Church On Fire | Part 4: When We're Discouraged Serving Jesus | Chilliwack Campus

Central Community Church | Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022


Scripture: Acts 18:1-11 Do you ever feel discouraged as you follow Jesus? As Paul continued on his second missionary Journey, the continued challenges left him spent, weak, fearful and discouraged. But God provided him with the strengthening of fellowship and reassurance of Jesus Presence and Promises.

Lemon Cove Community Church
Why Does God Love You?

Lemon Cove Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022


Scripture: Acts 18:1-18a

The church of Christ on McDermott Road
The Gospel Turns Thessalonica Upside Down

The church of Christ on McDermott Road

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022


Thessalonica is the city where Paul and his companions were accused of turning the world upside down. In Thessalonica, there were many who believed, but also those who rightly perceived the Gospel as challenging both Jewish beliefs and Caesar's claims. Are we willing to be challenged by, and challenge others with, the Gospel? (Scripture: Acts 17:1-9)

Central Community Church | Sermon Audio
Acts: Church On Fire | Part 4: Communicating the Gospel in our Secular Age | Chilliwack Campus

Central Community Church | Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


Scripture: Acts 17: 16-34Speaker: Pastor Matt Shantz Athens was the intellectual capitol of the world and Paul went to the local synagogue, the marketplace, and the famous Areopagus to tell people about Jesus. How he went about doing that among people who viewed the world differently, worshiped idols, and had no reference for Jesus and the Bible is instructive for us today as missionaries in our spiritual yet secular post-Christian culture.

Back Shed Bible Study
Don't Move To Idaho Unless... - Acts 20:22-38

Back Shed Bible Study

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 32:14


On the heels of a challenge to listen to the Holy Spirit's leading in life, Cliff explores the heart and attitude of Paul as he heads toward dangerous places.Scripture - Acts 20:22-28Song: Fredji - Happy Life (Vlog No Copyright Music)Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music.Video Link: https://youtu.be/KzQiRABVARk

Lemon Cove Community Church

Scripture: Acts 17:16-34

Foundations Sermon Library

Title: I Am Ready Speaker: Dr. H. T. Spence Event: Wednesday Evening Sermon Date: September 07, 2022 Summary: Oh, the need to be ready to face what God has upon His heart for us! Amidst the warnings by God's people to Paul, he was ready “not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” This was the heart of Paul even among his beloved friends. Scripture: Acts 21:12–13 Length:

The Gathering At Broadway: Weekly Teaching Time

We are starting a teaching series based on the book of Acts. This week we explore the initial significance of the promise of the Holy Spirit whom Jesus pours out on all who choose to follow Him.Scripture: Acts 1:1-11Speaker: Brian

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
Qualifications for Church Elder

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 46:26


Introduction      In 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Paul set forth 15 qualifications for church leaders. In Titus 1:5-9, he presented 17 qualifications. Though similar in most ways, the two lists differ slightly. Each list served either as a general guideline, or was specifically tailored by the apostle Paul for each church-group to whom he was writing. I tend to think Paul was providing a general list of characteristics that one would like to see when considering a person as an elder in the church. Paul's list of qualifications for overseer in 1 Timothy 3:1-7      Paul moved from a discussion about authority in the church (1 Tim 2:11-12) to the office and qualities of an overseer in the local assembly. Paul said, “It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do” (1 Tim 3:1). The term overseer (ἐπισκοπή episkope) refers to “engagement in oversight, supervision, of leaders of Christian communities.”[1] The term overseer appears to be synonymous with elder (πρεσβύτερος presbuteros) and pastor (ποιμήν poimen), as these terms are used interchangeably in the New Testament (Acts 20:17, 28; Tit 1:5-7; 1 Pet 5:1-3). Beginning his list of qualities for overseers, Paul states: "An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil." (1 Tim 3:2-7) Above reproach (ἀνεπίλημπτος anepilemptos) means there must be nothing observable in an overseer's life that others can take hold of and legitimately criticize him for. This requires sound doctrinal thinking by the church and time to observe the candidate. Sadly, Satan will always have those who oppose a good candidate, and where a genuine flaw cannot be found, one can be manufactured, in order to disqualify an elder candidate. This sort of false attack was certainly true for the Lord Jesus, whom the Pharisees and Sadducees had called “a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!” (Matt 11:19). Surely, their estimation should not count. The husband of one wife (μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα), is literally, a one-woman man. This phrase is somewhat ambiguous. Certainly it prohibits polygamy. I take the phrase to mean the overseer must have his affections directed solely to his wife. However, some Bible teachers take the phrase to include men who have been divorced and remarried (Wiersbe). According to Duane Litfin, “The reasoning behind this view is usually that divorce represents a failure in the home, so that even though a man may be forgiven for any sin involved, he remains permanently disqualified for leadership in the congregation (cf. vv. 4–5; 1 Cor 9:24–27).”[2]One must consider this matter carefully, for though the church must select qualified men to serve as overseers, it must also guard against weaponizing these qualifications to rule out good candidates. Wisdom is needed. Temperate (νηφάλιος nephalios) “pertains to being very moderate in the drinking of an alcoholic beverage, temperate, sober.”[3] The Bible does not condemn drinking alcohol (John 2:1-10; 1 Tim 5:23), but it does prohibit drunkenness (Eph 5:18; cf. 1 Cor 11:21). This is because alcohol can impair a person's thinking and behavior, which must always be under control. A church elder must always be able to think, and to think doctrinally in order to lead effectively. Prudent (σώφρων sophron) “pertains to being in control of oneself, thoughtful, self-controlled.”[4] This means he must take his work in the church seriously and be disciplined. Of course, this does not mean he is not friendly or jovial, for one with a dour personality will not last long in church leadership. Respectable (κόσμιος kosmios) means he must be orderly. Wiersbe states, “The pastor should be organized in his thinking and his living, as well as in his teaching and preaching.”[5] There is a discipline and ordered structure to the life of a church elder. Hospitable (φιλόξενος philoxenos) means he must love strangers. Elders should be friendly toward unbelievers (Rom 12:13; Heb 13:2), who must feel welcome in the local assembly, but also to Christians who might be traveling from city to city and looking for Christian fellowship (3 John 1:5-8). Able to teach (διδακτικός didaktikos) means he is skilled to teach others. This requires years of training and practice as a communicator of God's Word. There's no place for sloppiness in handling God's Word, and judgment will fall upon the one who does (Jam 3:1). Not addicted to wine (πάροινος paroinos) pertains “to one who is given to drinking too much wine.”[6] This touches on the matter of maintaining self-control in one's thoughts and actions, which is forfeited when intoxicated. The Bible clearly prohibits and condemns drunkenness (Eph 5:18; 1 Cor 11:21). Not pugnacious (πλήκτης plektes) refers to a person who is “a striker, one apt to strike; a quarrelsome, violent person.”[7] Such behavior is characteristic of a bully, and there's no place for bullies in the church. Charles Spurgeon used to tell his students, “Don't go about the world with your fist doubled up for fighting, carrying a theological revolver in the leg of your trousers.” Gentle (ἐπιεικής epieikes) describes the believer who is “not insisting on every right of letter of law or custom, yielding, gentle, kind, courteous, tolerant.”[8] Where God's Word is silent, the overseer will make room for others in the church to exercise their preferences. Peaceable (ἄμαχος amachos) means the Christian leader must “not be disposed to fight; not quarrelsome or contentious.”[9] He is one who, when possible, prefers peace in all situations. Elsewhere, Paul said, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men” (Rom 12:18). Free from the love of money (ἀφιλάργυρος aphilarguros) means “not fond of money, not covetous, generous.”[10] The one who loves money might be tempted to twist or compromise God's Word lest it offend a would-be giver. The writer to the Hebrews states, “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have” (Heb 13:5a). A good family manager. Paul states, “He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?)” (1 Tim 3:4-5). This means he must manage his home well, controlling his children—as best he can—while not throwing his dignity out the window. Paul's rationale is that if he cannot manage his own home life, he will not be able to manage the local church. According to Wiersbe, “This does not mean that a pastor must be married, or, if married, must have children. However, marriage and a family are probably in the will of God for most pastors. If a man's own children cannot obey and respect him, then his church is not likely to respect and obey his leadership.”[11] The overseer must a mature believer. Paul states the elder must “not be a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil” (1 Tim 3:6). According to Litfin, “An overseer must not be a recent convert (neophyton, “neophyte”), lest his rapid advancement to leadership fill him with pride and conceit, and he experience the same kind of judgment that the devil incurred for his pride.”[12] He must have a good reputation with outsiders. Paul closed this section, saying, “And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil” (1 Tim 3:7). Thomas Constable states, “A good reputation with those outside the church is essential so that the elder will not bring reproach on the name of Christ and the church. Paul saw this as falling into disgrace and the snare of the devil.”[13] Warren Wiersbe asks, “Does he pay his bills? Does he have a good reputation among unsaved people with whom he does business? (see Col 4:5 and 1 Th 4:1).”[14] Additional Matters      Biblically, it appears God is the primary Person who selects elders to serve in His church. The Apostle Paul, when speaking with the elders at Ephesus, said, “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28). William MacDonald states: "Only the Holy Spirit of God can make a man an elder. This is clear in Acts 20:28. The Holy Spirit lays a burden on a man's heart to take up this important work and also equips him for it. It is impossible to make a man a bishop by voting him into office or by ordaining him. The responsibility of the local assembly is to recognize those men in its midst who have been made elders by God the Holy Spirit (1 Th 5:12-13). It is true that we find the appointment of elders in the book of Titus, but there it was simply a matter of Titus' singling out those men who had the qualifications of elders. At that time, the Christians did not have the NT in printed form, as we have it today. Therefore, they did not know what the exact qualifications for elders were. So Paul sent Titus to them with this information and instructed Titus to set apart those men who had been raised up by the Spirit of God for the work. The recognition of elders by a local assembly might be quite informal. It often happens that Christians instinctively know who their elders are because they have acquainted themselves with the qualifications of elders in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1."[15]      The Bible does not specify how many elders may serve in a church, or even what process is to be followed concerning their appointment to office. The church has the liberty to follow a relaxed or formal policy depending on its membership. Other qualifications for church elders are as follows: They consist of men only (1 Tim 3:2; Tit 1:6; cf. 1 Tim 2:12-14). They solved doctrinal problems in the church through biblical discussion and research (Acts 15:1-11, cf. Acts 16:4). They worked with “the whole church” in choosing men to send on a missionary journey (Acts 15:22). This is important because elders lead from the front, not the top. They work within the church, and with the church, serving as examples to the church, and not “lording” their authority over others (1 Pet 5:3). They received biblical instruction from Paul regarding the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). Today the elder spends the majority of his time studying Scripture so he can be spiritually prepared to meet his obligations as a church leader. Studying God's Word is important, for he cannot live what he does not know. They shepherded the church through general oversight (Acts 20:17; 28). They guarded against false teachers and their false doctrines, guiding believers into God's will, and feeding the church with the truths of Scripture (Acts 20:28-32; Eph 4:11-14, cf. Jer 3:15). All the elders were leaders (1 Th 5:12-13; Heb 13:7, 17), but only some functioned at “preaching and teaching” (1 Tim 5:17; cf. Eph 4:11-14). They were supported financially by those who benefitted from their oversight and teaching (Gal 6:6; 1 Tim 5:17-18). The elders offered support and prayer to fellow believers who were suffering (Jam 5:14). The first elders in Scripture had their place in the church by apostolic appointment. First, Paul appointed elders in Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch (Acts 14:21-23), and later, he commanded Titus to appoint elders in the church (Tit 1:5). Since we do not have apostles today, authority does not rest in a person, but Scripture alone. Church leadership is still appointed by God (Acts 20:28; cf. Eph 4:11), and the church recognizes leadership because they measure up to the qualifications set forth in Scripture (1 Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9).      The role of elder/overseer/pastor is very challenging. Though there are no perfect pastors, they must display a level of maturity and godly qualities to be eligible for leadership service in the local church. Pastors have huge responsibilities and often bear great burdens for those in the church (2 Cor 11:29). Today, a qualified pastor will devote many years to learning God's Word, which requires great discipline and financial cost, both for his education and library. Afterwards, he will often accept pay well below what he could have earned if he'd chosen another profession. Many pastors serve bivocationally (Paul was a tent maker who often paid for his own needs; Acts 18:3; 20:34), and some work purely as volunteers. These men need all the encouragement and support a congregation can provide, to help lift them up that they might stay the course and lead God's people in His will. ______________________________________   [1] William Arndt et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 379. [2] A. Duane Litfin, “1 Timothy,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 736. [3] William Arndt, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 672. [4] Ibid., 987. [5] Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996), 220. [6] William Arndt, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 780. [7] William D. Mounce, Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006), 1246. [8] William Arndt, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 371. [9] William D. Mounce, Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words, 1079. [10] Ibid., 1103. [11] Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, Vol 2, 221. [12] A. Duane Litfin, “1 Timothy,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary, 737. [13] Tom Constable, Tom Constable's Expository Notes on the Bible (Galaxie Software, 2003), 1 Tim 3:2. [14] Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, Vol 2, 221. [15] William MacDonald, Believer's Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments, ed. Arthur Farstad (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1995), 2086.

The church of Christ on McDermott Road
An Unstoppable Church Deals with Conflict

The church of Christ on McDermott Road

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022


The growing church is faced with a conflict between two of its missional leaders – Paul and Barnabas. The account of this dispute provides insight both into human personhood and the divine mission. (Scripture: Acts 15:36-41)

Central Community Church | Sermon Audio
Acts: Church On Fire | Part 4: A Handbook For Gospel Ministry | Chilliwack Campus

Central Community Church | Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022


Scripture: Acts 17: 1-15 A pattern is emerging in Paul’s missionary process: Go to a city, teach the Bible, preach the gospel, plant a church, and be violently rejected. That’s exactly what happens in Thessalonica and Berea. We learn a great deal about gospel ministry from this text, including: We should establish connections with people; expound the Bible for people, and expect polarizing responses from people.

Lemon Cove Community Church
Reasons for Belief and Unbelief

Lemon Cove Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022


Scripture: Acts 17:1-15

The Path Church Atlanta
Permission To Fail Freely

The Path Church Atlanta

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 40:57


"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9 is a good starting point for today's message. Sometimes our plans fail in order for God's plan to succeed. Scripture: Acts 28:1, Proverb 16:9 Presented by: Angel Maldonado   --- About The Path --- At The Path, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, our mission is simple:  “seek, save, and send.” Our goal is to save as many people as possible and teach them to do the same. Please consider sharing this messages; this helps us realize our vision of creating churches that mobilize the next generation.   --- Media --- YouTube: @ThePathChurchAtlanta Website: thepath.church Instagram: @jointhepath   --- Music --- Intro/Outro Music: "Action" Artist: JC Muzik

The church of Christ on McDermott Road
An Unstoppable Church Deals with Controversy

The church of Christ on McDermott Road

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022


We talk about the “Jerusalem council” and the lessons we can learn about dealing with controversy that arises in the church today. (Scripture: Acts 15:6-11)

Saints in Light Apostolic Church
Old man, new man and new name

Saints in Light Apostolic Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 39:56


Before the Lord transforms us into his image our nature firmly is against God. It is the power of the gospel that changes us. We go from enemies to friends.   Scripture: Acts 7:54; Acts 9:1-16; Genesis 35: 9-10

The Grove Charlotte - Podcast
Again, Lord!-Week 1 // God's Call // Pastor Kate Murphy

The Grove Charlotte - Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 25:10


Scripture: Acts 10:1-23 Peter had been through a season of intense transformation–a call to leave all things behind and follow Jesus, a new name, receiving the keys to the kingdom and the announcement that he'd be the rock of the church, being called Satan by Jesus, confidently declaring his allegiance to the Lord and then … Continue reading "Again, Lord!-Week 1 // God's Call // Pastor Kate Murphy"

Sermons – Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church

People on Mission, a sermon by Dr. Bob Brown. Scripture: Acts 16:6-10

Community Church Hong Kong Podcast
Summer Storytime: Jonah

Community Church Hong Kong Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 28:49


This Sunday, guest speaker Andrew Rigden Green will be sharing from the Book of Jonah as we journey through our series, Summer Storytime. We can prepare our hearts for the message by meditating on Acts 10:34-35, which says, "God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him." If you are new to Community Church, WELCOME! We would love to get to know you. Please fill in the following form and we look forward to connecting with you: https://bit.ly/cc-new-connect You can also find all timely and relevant links from this service on https://bit.ly/cc-links You can also find out more about us at https://communitychurch.hk/ ================ This Week's Scripture: // Acts 10:34-35 // God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.

Radiant Church Weekend Sermon
Wind + Fire: Shipwrecked and Snake-Bitten

Radiant Church Weekend Sermon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 41:39


WIND + FIRE continues with a powerful word from Pastor Sonny Misar out of Acts 27-28 sharing how to stay tethered to God's plan through every storm of life. Scripture: Acts 27-28 Be tethered to God's call God has a call for you – you don't have to be in ministry to have a call, it is about serving His plan and purpose with your one and only life There are two people who are fully convinced of your calling and destiny – God and the devil Be tethered to God's care When God's ownership and intimacy collide in our heart, there we are convinced of Father's care for us Another word for faith is trust – when you are storm-tossed, do you power up to fix it, or do you lean into Father's supernatural care? Be tethered to God's character Are you convinced of the goodness of God's character like fishing line or a barge rope? Sometimes our faith has to get some swag, some confidence, and some determination Stay strongly tethered to God's call, God's care, and God's character so that when there's a shipwreck, you're not a wreck, but an overcomer

Radiant Church Weekend Sermon
Wind + Fire: Shipwrecked and Snake-Bitten

Radiant Church Weekend Sermon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 41:39


WIND + FIRE continues with a powerful word from Pastor Sonny Misar out of Acts 27-28 sharing how to stay tethered to God's plan through every storm of life. Scripture: Acts 27-28 Be tethered to God's call God has a call for you – you don't have to be in ministry to have a call, it is about serving His plan and purpose with your one and only life There are two people who are fully convinced of your calling and destiny – God and the devil Be tethered to God's care When God's ownership and intimacy collide in our heart, there we are convinced of Father's care for us Another word for faith is trust – when you are storm-tossed, do you power up to fix it, or do you lean into Father's supernatural care? Be tethered to God's character Are you convinced of the goodness of God's character like fishing line or a barge rope? Sometimes our faith has to get some swag, some confidence, and some determination Stay strongly tethered to God's call, God's care, and God's character so that when there's a shipwreck, you're not a wreck, but an overcomer

Parson's Pad Podcast
Prophecy Brief: The WEF and the “Infodemic”

Parson's Pad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 45:47


Scripture: Acts 4:19-20, Acts 5:29-32Linkshttps://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/misinformation-infodemic-world-vs-virus-podcast/https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/08/how-to-spot-fake-news-on-your-social-networks/Calvary Chapel Franklin: http://calvarychapelfranklin.com/ Email: info@calvarychapelfranklin.com  Telegram: https://t.me/+Q4w6ztLRQag6SI5ZSubscribe to the audio podcast: https://parsonspad.buzzsprout.com/ Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1006557?date=this-year Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccfranklintn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalvaryChapelFranklin/  Parsons Pad Website: https://parsonspad.com/ Calvary Chapel Franklin meets at: Sunday mornings: 1724 General George Patton Drive, Brentwood TN 37027 Wednesday evenings: 7113 Peach Court, Brentwood TN 37027Mail: PO Box 1993 Spring Hill TN 37174 If you need a Bible, please download the free Gideon's app for iPhone or Android: https://gideons.org/  If you would like to support this outreach, please consider donating via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=QCC42G4JT8U76

Caleb Perkins Ministries
Not Easy But Worth It

Caleb Perkins Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 32:04


Sometimes what God calls us to do is hard but in the end it is worth it! Scripture: Acts 9:10-15, 2 Timothy 3:12 Co-Host: Trenton Gill Questions about today's episode? Email them to info@calebperkinsministries.com

Radiant Church Weekend Sermon
Wind + Fire: Paul The Apostle: The Sent One

Radiant Church Weekend Sermon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 40:38


In this weekend sermon from Pastor Lee, we look at the background and calling of the single most influential person in the New Testament, outside of Jesus. Scripture: Acts 26:1-18 God's heartbeat for the life of young people is the very same as the dawn of creation Paul's manner of life was shaped early in life Your patterns, perspectives, and passions form your manner of life Paul's parents helped establish footings and foundations in his life that would ultimately prepare him to encounter and serve God Teach by example Prioritize environments that shape faith Raising “free range” kids trains them to be “deranged” adults Sending is an intentional act of directing your children in the way they should go Proverbs 22:6 (ESV) “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” The direction that we aim our children will become the aim of our children The intentional modeling of Paul's parents prepared his life to meet Jesus personally, and there, find his salvation and calling

Talks
Around the World 5

Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022


Speaker: Ganzi Isharaza // Date: Sunday 21 August 2022 // Scripture: Acts 8:26-40

Foundations Sermon Library
The Radical Change of Saul of Tarsus

Foundations Sermon Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022


Title: The Radical Change of Saul of Tarsus Speaker: Dr. H. T. Spence Event: Sunday Morning Sermon Date: August 07, 2022 Summary: We explore the life of Saul in his great accomplishments leading up to the tender age of 29 or 30, when he became a Christian. The intense hatred for the Christian became the motivation for his actions against the Christians. But Christ wrought a change that is beyond what we see on the surface. Scripture: Acts 9:9–19 Length:

Foundations Sermon Library
The Writings of Paul in the Light of His Quest for Christ

Foundations Sermon Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022


Title: The Writings of Paul in the Light of His Quest for Christ Speaker: Dr. H. T. Spence Event: Sunday Evening Sermon Date: August 07, 2022 Summary: Paul was no doubt one of the greatest minds of Israel at the time of the Book of Acts. Yet he had to revamp his thinking and pursuits once he met Christ on the road to Damascus. His writings became the insight to his quest. Scripture: Acts 9:17–25 Length:

Parson's Pad Podcast
Seek sound doctrine

Parson's Pad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 29:00


Scripture: Acts 20, 1 Timothy 4, 2 Timothy 4, Matthew 24, Jude, 2 Peter 2Calvary Chapel Franklin: http://calvarychapelfranklin.com/ Email: info@calvarychapelfranklin.com  Telegram: https://t.me/+Q4w6ztLRQag6SI5ZTwitter: https://twitter.com/ccfranklintn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalvaryChapelFranklin/  Parsons Pad Website: https://parsonspad.com/ Calvary Chapel Franklin meets at: Sunday mornings: 1724 General George Patton Drive, Brentwood TN 37027 Wednesday evenings: 7113 Peach Court, Brentwood TN 37027Mail: PO Box 1993 Spring Hill TN 37174 If you need a Bible, please download the free Gideon's app for iPhone or Android: https://gideons.org/  If you would like to support this outreach, please consider donating via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=QCC42G4JT8U76

First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO
Baptist DNA: Church Autonomy

First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 20:40


What does it mean to be Baptist? One principle is the autonomy of the local church. Scripture: Acts 6:1-7

Talks
Around the World 4

Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022


Speaker: Bex Davidson // Date: Sunday 14 August 2022 // Scripture: Acts 16:11-15

CCoG's Podcast
220807-0830-Loran Livingston - You're Going to Make It

CCoG's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 38:06


2022-08-07-0830 Pastor Loran Livingston is the speaker this morning, August 7, 2022 in the 8:30 AM service. Scripture: Acts 7; Hebrews 10:12; Mark 16 Notes: -The wicked one cannot lay a hand on you. -You are going to make it. -In spite of all that you're going through; you're going to rise above it all. -Our Father hears His Son when Jesus prays for us. -Do not lose heart. -When we're going through our struggles, the inner feeling is being renewed. -These things are temporary. -Praise Him like it is already; praise Him because it is already done.

CCoG's Podcast
220807-1030-Loran Livingston - You're Going to Make It

CCoG's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 40:20


2022-08-07-1030 Pastor Loran Livingston is the speaker this morning, August 7, 2022 in the 10:30 AM service. Scripture: Acts 7; Hebrews 10:12; Mark 16 Notes: -The wicked one cannot lay a hand on you. -You are going to make it. -In spite of all that you're going through; you're going to rise above it all. -Our Father hears His Son when Jesus prays for us. -Do not lose heart. -When we're going through our struggles, the inner feeling is being renewed. -These things are temporary. -Praise Him like it is already; praise Him because it is already done.

The Path Church Atlanta

What does your spiritual life look like? Is it full of adventure or characterized by a series a rule you must follow? Scripture: Acts 9:19-31, Galatians 5:25 Presented by: Jaz Vick   --- About The Path --- At The Path, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, our mission is simple:  “seek, save, and send.” Our goal is to save as many people as possible and teach them to do the same. Please consider sharing this messages; this helps us realize our vision of creating churches that mobilize the next generation.   --- Media --- YouTube: @ThePathChurchAtlanta Website: thepath.church Instagram: @jointhepath   --- Music --- Intro/Outro Music: "Action" Artist: JC Muzik

A Spacious Christianity
What Do I Have to Believe To Be A Christian?, with Rev. Kally Elliott.

A Spacious Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 59:55 Transcription Available


What Do I Have to Believe To Be A Christian?, with Rev. Kally Elliott. Series: Questions A Spacious Christianity, First Presbyterian Church of Bend, Oregon. Scripture: Acts 11:19-26.What do I have to believe to be a Christian might be a loaded question these days. Is there a checklist of beliefs one must believe to be a Christian? Or, is it more about the way one lives life? Does belief matter? Was Jesus a Christian? Join us Sunday at 10am as we engage this question: What do I have to believe to be a Christian?About the Series, Questions: Abraham Heschel said we are closer to God when we are asking and wrestling with questions than when we think we have all the answers. This summer we will center our worship faithfully engaging and responding to the questions you submitted as best we can.Join us each Sunday, 10AM at bendfp.org, or 11AM KTVZ-CW Channel 612/12 in Bend.  Subscribe/Follow, and click the bell for alerts.At First Presbyterian, you will meet people at many different places theologically and spiritually. And we love it that way. We want to be a place where our diversity brings us together and where conversation takes us all deeper in our understanding of God.We call this kind of faith “Spacious Christianity.” We don't ask anyone to sign creeds or statements of belief. The life of faith is about a way of being in the world and a faith that shows itself in love.Thank you for your support of the mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Bend. Visit https://bendfp.org/giving/ for more information.Featuring:Rev. Dr. Steven Koski, Rev. Kally Elliott, Becca Ellis, Brave of Heart, Guests

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast
Mnason: Lessons From an Old Disciple (Part 2)

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 26:00


Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast
Mnason: Lessons From an Old Disciple (Part 1)

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 26:00


Parson's Pad Podcast
Romans 9:1-5: I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ

Parson's Pad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 32:30


Scripture: Acts 9:15, Ephesians 2:11-22, Romans 1:18-32, John 1:10-13Calvary Chapel Franklin: http://calvarychapelfranklin.com/ Email: info@calvarychapelfranklin.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccfranklintn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalvaryChapelFranklin/ Telegram: https://t.me/+Q4w6ztLRQag6SI5Z Parsons Pad Website: https://parsonspad.com/ Calvary Chapel Franklin meets at: Sunday mornings: 1724 General George Patton Drive, Brentwood TN 37027 Wednesday evenings: 7113 Peach Court, Brentwood TN 37027Mail: PO Box 1993 Spring Hill TN 37174 If you need a Bible, please download the free Gideon's app for iPhone or Android: https://gideons.org/  If you would like to support this outreach, please consider donating via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=QCC42G4JT8U76 

Mt. Calvary Nation
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Dayton, OH 7-24-2022

Mt. Calvary Nation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 76:00


Scripture: Acts 1:1-8 Message: Being a Witness Speaker: Min. Ethel Johnson Date: July 24, 2022 Thank you for your continued generosity. Tithes and offerings can be given electronically using: Givelify: Download the free Givelify App from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) Text to Give: 855-908-0710 Cashapp: $mtcalmbc Follow Mt Calvary Church on social media: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/mtcalvarynation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mtcalvarynation Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mtcalvarynation Access bible education and more exclusive content on the church's website: https://www.mtcalvarychurch.life --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Douglas Jacoby Podcast
CLEAN – podcast 28, Eutychus

Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 16:08


For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.IntroductoryThe miracle will take place at Troas (Acts 20:6), near ancient Troy (of Trojan War fame).Luke the doctor was present; the account is part of the "We" material in Acts. That's significant for his medical testimony in v.10. Some dispute his death, but the language will not allow that. Luke says "he was taken up dead" (Acts 20:9).Eutychus = “fortunate.”Scripture: Acts 20:7-12Meeting on the first day of the week (v.7) is the pattern from the very beginning. (Seventh Day Adventists do not make a strong case.)Folks don't seem to be too scheduled to make time to learn from the apostle!Upper rooms have positive connotations in Luke's writing (Luke 22, Acts 1, Acts 9). This is going to be an exciting time. (How revved up would you be if the apostle Paul were going to devote a generous amount of his time to teaching you?)The church had prepared for a long night of preaching by bringing their lamps (v.8).The young man was seated (perhaps) at a place where some cool air might be entering the room. But he was also seated in the place where one needed most to be alert.He ceases to follow the message. Did he have a limited attention span, like so many of our generation?Eutychus falls asleep, and then falls out the window (v.9).Paul reanimates him (vs.10, 12).The interruption does not lead to the closing prayer, or disruption. And the reanimation of Eutychus is almost related in a matter-of-fact way, although the congregation were greatly encouraged not to have lost him. The church is intent on continuing their all-night session with Paul.Note that the Lord's Supper was taken on Monday.So who messed up, Paul (for going long) or Eutychus (for falling asleep when the apostle was speaking)?AssessmentModerns more likely to blame Paul for a long message than the youth for failing to pay attention. But in the NT, including Luke's writings (Luke-Acts), sleepiness is often an indication of spiritual laxity.Sleep as indication of spiritual laxity. His disciples fell asleep on the Mount of Transfiguration or in the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 9; 22.)Jesus taught us to stay awake, lest the world close in on us like a trap (Luke 21:34-36; see also Matt 25:1-13).At this late-night meeting in Troas, everyone else managed to stay awake. They were mentally devoted to the apostle's (Paul's) teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread and (presumably) prayer. But not Eutychus.Imagine the modern-day scenario: Eutychus would have gone on some talk show, written a book, and told all about his experience. Or brought litigation against the church for the lack of a window guard. It doesn't seem any such thing was done that night in Troas. Eutychus wasn't some celebrity. In fact, his falling asleep was more likely felt with shame than anything else.ApplicationWhile we can't always control certain external conditions – like the temperature of the room or the length of the meeting, we can do something about internal conditions like focus and fatigue. We have far more control than we may be likely to admit.To keep clean, alert, pure, and holy requires a degree of mental and spiritual discipline.We expect far too little of our youth. A short attention span isn't simply a sociological or psychological phenomenon; it's a character thing. It shows a lack of discipline, intensity, and even faithfulness. (Faithfulness means finishing what you started.)Maybe we're so easily distracted, or become restless when church runs past the 90-minute mark, because we are stingy and worldly. If we've already spent 10 or 20 hours in the past week in Bible study, meditation, and prayer, and extra half hour is no big deal. But if we can't be bothered to offer the Lord even 5 minutes a day, of course 30 minutes past the usual closing song boundary will feel big.Stay focused when you're with other Christians, especially during church services. Do your best to shut out bodily distractions (hunger, pain, itches, etc). Do your best to minimize electronic distractions (clock watching, texting, etc).

CCoG's Podcast
220710-0830-Loran Livingston - The Mystery

CCoG's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 48:33


2022-07-10-0830 Pastor Loran Livingston is the speaker this morning, July 10, 2022 in the 08:30 AM service. Scripture: Acts 20; Ephesians 1:13-14; 3:8-9; 5:32; 2nd Corinthians 1:22 Notes: -Church is not a event. -Christians are the church. -The Church existed after Christ was crucified and sent to heaven. -This is the age of the Lord's favor. -The Mystery of the church is that God with away His church in twinkling of a eye. -The second mystery is that we will be called up in the presence of God with brand new bodies -The more communion you have with God, the less do you want what this world has. -Once you have been touched by the hand of God this world looks like trash.

CCoG's Podcast
220710-1030-Loran Livingston - The Mystery

CCoG's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 54:20


2022-07-10-1030 Pastor Loran Livingston is the speaker this morning, July 10, 2022 in the 10:30 AM service. Scripture: Acts 20; Ephesians 1:13-14; 3:8-9; 5:32; 2nd Corinthians 1:22 Notes: -Church is not a event. -Christians are the church. -The Church existed after Christ was crucified and sent to heaven. -This is the age of the Lord's favor. -The Mystery of the church is that God with away His church in twinkling of a eye. -The second mystery is that we will be called up in the presence of God with brand new bodies -The more communion you have with God, the less do you want what this world has. -Once you have been touched by the hand of God this world looks like trash.