Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Duration:1 hr 1 mins 11 secs
Special Guest, Terry Whitson, joins us for Pt. 6 of Power & Persecution and teaches through the life of Stephen, the first martyr of the Christian Church.
Walking us through Acts 6 & Acts 7, Terry explains how the Spirit of God made all the difference in Stephen's life and ministry and how the Holy Spirit can make a difference in our lives as well.
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
Duration:1 hr 3 mins 14 secs
In Pt. 5 of Power & Persecution, Pastor Chad examines the rest of Acts 5 showing us that as God's power increased on the early church, so did persecution. In this sermon, we learn how Jesus fulfilled His promise to these early believers from Acts 1:8 that power would come upon them to be His witnesses, beginning in Jerusalem.
Pastor Chad challenges us by asking if we have the power of God in our own lives to face hardships, difficult seasons and even persecution and to remain a faithful witness of Christ. He shows how the true power of God was not just in the signs and miracles, but in the fact that they were persecuted and "counted themselves worthy to suffer for the Name."
Sun, Jul 02, 2017
Duration:42 mins 56 secs
What was the true sin of Ananias & Saphira? When most people read their story, they seem to think their sin was withholding money from God. But Peter makes it clear that they were free to do whatever they wanted with their money.
Their true sin was lying to the Holy Spirit. In this challenging sermon, Pastor Chad shows us what true hypocrisy is and how Ananias and Saphira wanted the praise and approval of man.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Duration:1 hr 6 mins 53 secs
Koinania is an interesting word in the Bible. It literally means, "Community, to have in common." It was the highest level of fellowship experienced by the early church.
In Pt. 3 of Power & Persecution, Pastor Chad shows us how the early church were together in their fellowship, together in their testimony to the city and together in their generosity. Study with us the elements that made the early church dynamic and influential in their culture, and how the principles then are still relevant today.
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Duration:49 mins 19 secs
After Peter & John are threatened not to preach the gospel in public again, they immediately go to a prayer meeting. Thankfully Luke records in Acts 4 what was prayed and the results of their praying.
In this sermon from the Power & Persecution Series, Pastor Chad Roberts walks us through verse by verse what an Early Church prayer gathering looked like and how we can experience the same power, grace and boldness given to these first century believers.
Sun, May 28, 2017
Duration:47 mins 17 secs
Are you bold in your faith? If not, take heart because neither was Peter. It was Peter who denied Jesus three times and it was Peter who walked away from the Garden of Gethsemane sorrowful.
But something happened to Peter in Acts 2. He was filled with the Holy Spirit. It made all the difference with Peter. The same man who denied Jesus is now preaching the Gospel to all of Jerusalem in Acts 2 and 3. When we come to Chapter 4, Peter & John are arrested and the Bible says that they were filled with the Holy Spirit and with Boldness.
Learn what a difference the Holy Spirit will make in your life and how He can enable you to become bolder in your faith.