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)”

The Conversion of a Terrorist (Acts 9:1-9)

This past Sunday at Renovation Church I had the honor of teaching through the conversion of Saul in Acts 9:1-9. The message is below – I pray it challenges you in your faith and gives you insight in to the depth of the Father’s love for you. Below the message is the sermon discussion guide.Continue reading “The Conversion of a Terrorist (Acts 9:1-9)”

Angels, Demons, & Scripture

“Well, I guess God needed another angel…” These are words of comfort spoken by well-meaning friends and family members after a loved one dies. If it was true that people died because God “needed” them to serve him as angels, let’s consider what this says about God. According to this understanding, God is too weakContinue reading “Angels, Demons, & Scripture”

God Pursues Lost People (Acts 8:26-40)

We have officially gone back to in-person services at Renovation Church. Rather than meeting inside of a building, we are holding services at Split Rock Park in Garretson, South Dakota. Truly, this is a more beautiful worship center than any that could be created by human hands. We will be gathering for worship every SundayContinue reading “God Pursues Lost People (Acts 8:26-40)”