Pastor Kevin teaches on Acts 4:32-37, emphasizing the extreme generosity of the earliest Christians in the support of the advance of the gospel and in providing for the needy among the early church.
Pastor Kevin continues his Christmas series, "Christmas List," with a discussion of To Do Lists. Our lists reveal what is most important to us, what we prioritize. An examination of Luke 2:22-40 demonstrates that Simeon and Anna had their priorities in order, as they desperately awaited the coming of the Messiah and ordered their "lists" according to that which was most important. The question then stands, "Do our lists reveal a commitment to Christ or less important things?"
Pastor Kevin begins his Christmas series, "Christmas List," with a discussion of God's Gift List. Who was the Christmas blessing for? To whom did Jesus come, and what promises were made to Mary by the angel Gabriel? Pastor Kevin teaches on Luke 1:26-38, denoting the longstanding promises that God fulfilled in Jesus' first coming, as well as the promises he will fulfill in Jesus' second coming.
Pastor Kevin teaches on Acts 4:23-31, highlighting the nature of the church's prayer when faced with tremendous obstacles that stood in the way of them accomplishing their mission. Trusting in the sovereignty of God, they recognized they had been entrusted with a task they could not accomplish on their own. Yet, they knew God would empower them to overcome the dangerous obstacles in fulfilling their mission. Christians today face difficult obstacles while carrying on the Great Commission, and God is still sovereign.
Pastor Kevin teaches on Acts 4:1-22, highlighting Peter's evidence for the truth of the gospel and his assertion of the exclusivity of the gospel. Christians need to be people of the gospel, who have responded to it, who live in light of it, and who can articulate it to others in fulfillment of the Great Commission. Pastor Kevin articulates the gospel in three steps: Problem, Solution, Receive.
Pastor Kevin teaches on Acts 3:11-26, highlighting how God's faithfulness, love, and promise-keeping are clearly demonstrated through how He has engaged with his people in the past. This serves as an important reminder for Christians today that God is faithful, even when we are unfaithful.
Pastor Kevin teaches on Acts 3:1-10, highlighting the role of signs and wonders among the apostles in the spread of the gospel. As the church engages in its mission today, what signs can it provide to demonstrate the truth of the gospel?
Pastor Kevin teaches on Acts 2:42-47, highlighting the unity that the earliest church had, as they were devoted to the community, its functions, and its mission. By contrast, the modern American church is plagued with disunity. Can the unity of the earliest Christian community be reclaimed?
Pastor Kevin teaches on Acts 2:22-41, highlighting Peter's proclamation of the truth, his defense of the truth, and his invitation for others to receive the truth. The call on believers has not changed in the past two thousand years. Christians are called to proclaim the truth of the gospel, to provide reasons why people should believe the truth of the gospel, and invite them to respond to the truth of the gospel.