The Church God Blesses (Acts 11:19-26)

This past Sunday I had the honor of teaching about the most influential church plant in the first century – the church in Antioch. I walk through the text and share four characteristics about the type of church (and Christian) that God blesses. Below the video you can find the Sermon Discussion Guide to goContinue reading “The Church God Blesses (Acts 11:19-26)”

God Has No Favorites (Acts 10:1-48)

Unfortunately the Christian church throughout history has been one of the main proponents of prejudice, racism, and ethnocentrism. This is not a new problem in the church; instead, it was even propagated by the great Apostle Peter. In this message, I teach through Acts 10:1-48 and we see how Peter’s prejudice & ethnocentrism is challengedContinue reading “God Has No Favorites (Acts 10:1-48)”

Do Dramatic Miracles (Healings, Raising the Dead, etc.) Happen Today?

My philosophy for preaching is to go verse-by-verse through books of the Bible at Renovation Church. So far, I have had the honor of teaching all the way through the Gospel of John and 1 Peter. Now we are working our way through the Book of Acts. One of the many benefits of this typeContinue reading “Do Dramatic Miracles (Healings, Raising the Dead, etc.) Happen Today?”

Evidence of True Conversion (Acts 9:19-31)

This past Sunday I had the honor of teaching through Acts 9:19-31 at Renovation Church. In this passage, we are given a glimpse into the transformation of Saul after he encounters Jesus on his way to Damascus. By looking at Saul’s transformation, we are given a glimpse into five pieces of evidence that should beContinue reading “Evidence of True Conversion (Acts 9:19-31)”

The Power of Discipleship (Acts 9:10-19)

This past Sunday I had the honor of teaching through Acts 9:10-19. In this passage we are given a glimpse into the power of (ordinary) discipleship through the life of Ananias. Ananias’ example leaves us with five characteristics worthy of our imitation. The sermon discussion guide is below the message. We will be meeting onContinue reading “The Power of Discipleship (Acts 9:10-19)”