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Behold the Mission of the King (Matthew 28:16-20)

Acts 29 Guest Pastors
Acts 29 Guest Pastors
Behold the Mission of the King (Matthew 28:16-20)
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Sermon Outline:

  1. The call to go and make disciples depends on the authority of King Jesus (v. 16-18).
  2. The call to go and make disciples depends on the command of King Jesus (v. 19-20a).
  3. The call to go and make disciples depends on the promised presence of King Jesus (v. 20b).

Discussion Questions:

  • Why do you think people struggle with the authority of Jesus?
  • What about you: Are you a doubter or worshipper of King Jesus?
  • Are you discipling or being discipled? What does that relationship look like?
  • Discuss the aim of biblical disciple-making (Romans 8:29).
  • Discuss what the promise of the presence of Jesus means to you.

**This sermon was preached by Ed Davis from missio Dei: Raleigh.

Splendid Strangers (Romans 12:1-5)

missio Dei: Falcon
missio Dei: Falcon
Splendid Strangers (Romans 12:1-5)
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Sermon Summary

The sermon demonstrates the way God has created us to be a body of believers, not being conformed to the world but transformed by the renewal of your mind. We are made for community, to build one another up as Ephesians 4:15-16 says.

Discussion Questions

  • What are some things in our lives that push us towards isolation? What are some ways we can remove or better manage those things?
  • What do you think “members of one another” could look like in the context of our church?
  • Does anyone have needs at your table you could pray for?

A Blueprint for a Faithful Ministry (Acts 14:1-28)

Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
A Blueprint for a Faithful Ministry (Acts 14:1-28)
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This is the 23rd sermon in our series Acts: Jesus Builds His Church.

Sermon Outline:

  1. If Jesus is with you, you are able to do ministry amidst difficulty (14:1-7).
  2. If Jesus is with you, you don’t need from people what God alone deserves (14:8-20).
  3. If Jesus is with you, you can encourage others because Jesus is with them too. (14:21-28).

Discussion Questions:

  • What are the ministries (Areas God has given you opportunities to exert influence for the good of the Kingdom) you currently have? How does this passage encourage you in those works?
  • In Acts 14:27 the church gathers to celebrate all that God has done through Paul and Barnabas during their 2 year journey. What can your table celebrate regarding all that God has done in the last 2 years?

Taming the Tongue (James 3:1-12)

Acts 29 Guest Pastors
Acts 29 Guest Pastors
Taming the Tongue (James 3:1-12)
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Sermon Summary:

This Sunday we had the privilege to hear from one of our previous elders, Perry Marshall. Perry taught through the passage on “taming the tongue”. James warns of the power and harm that can come from our tongues. In seeking to be not just hearers of the Word, but also doers, Perry encouraged us to recognize the significance of this part of the body. Most of us have been built up by someone else’s words, but also hurt by them. It “ought not be so”, and we need not look any farther than Jesus for grace when we have a slip of the tongue. What comes out of our mouth points to the condition of our heart, and reminds us all the more that we are sinners in need of the saving grace of Jesus.

Discussion Questions:

  • Have you ever had a time where someone’s words lifted you up or inspired you? What happened? 
  • In what situations or circumstances do you find it most difficult to tame your tongue? 
  • How can the link between our words and our hearts help us lean more heavily on the grace of God given through Jesus?

**This sermon was preached by Perry Marshall from Calvary Bible Church in Boulder, Colorado.

The Gospel Comes to Galatia (Acts 13:13-52)

Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
The Gospel Comes to Galatia (Acts 13:13-52)
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This is the 22nd sermon in our series Acts: Jesus Builds His Church.

Sermon Outline:

  1. How Paul and Barnabas ended up preaching in Galatia (13:13-15).
  2. What Paul chose to preach in Galatia (13:16-41).
  3. How the Galatians responded to Paul’s sermon (13:42-52).

Discussion Questions:

  • If it wasn’t for Jesus and His Gospel, what would you look to in order to assure yourself that you and God were cool? Or, what aspect of your life are you tempted to put trust in apart from Jesus?
  • Who are the people religious Americans would consider outsiders? How does the Gospel Paul preached challenge that categorization? How do you need to apply that to your own life?
  • As you evaluate your personal history, what are some of the waypoints that you can identify that led you to Jesus (or, led you here this morning)?

Peter: The One Hit Wonder

Easter 2022
Easter 2022
Peter: The One Hit Wonder
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Easter Sermon, missio: Kids Gospel Science Experiment & Baptisms.

Also check out the Baptism Testimony Video!

Healthy Mission Flows From a Healthy Church (Acts 13:1-12)

Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
Healthy Mission Flows From a Healthy Church (Acts 13:1-12)
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This is the 21st sermon in our series Acts: Jesus Builds His Church.

Sermon Outline:

  1. A picture of a healthy church (13:1-3).
  2. A picture of a healthy mission (13:4-12).

Discussion Questions:

  • Spend time at your table praying for the Holy Spirit to lead each of us as individuals, and all of us as a church, into the ministry He is calling us to.
  • Pray that the barriers we are encountering (as individuals and as a church) that prevent us from engaging mission would be overcome by the power of the Spirit and the beauty of the Gospel.

A Tale of Two Kings (Acts 12:1-25)

Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
A Tale of Two Kings (Acts 12:1-25)
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This is the 20th sermon in our series Acts: Jesus Builds His Church.

Sermon Outline:

  1. King Herod flexes, the church prays (12:1-5).
  2. King Jesus rescues, the church is amazed (12:6-18).
  3. King Herod retaliates, King Jesus remains (12:19-25).

Discussion Questions:

  • Who/what are some earthly kings that seem to be able to do what they want against the Church? How does Acts 12 re-orient you to King Jesus’ power?
  • Can you think of a moment when King Jesus showed His power in your life? How does that story help you endure the moments when the kings of this world seem more powerful?

The Scandalous Mission of Christ (Mark 2:13-17)

Acts 29 Guest Pastors
Acts 29 Guest Pastors
The Scandalous Mission of Christ (Mark 2:13-17)
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Sermon Outline:

  1. The Calling of Levi
  2. The Party for Jesus
  3. The Mission of Jesus

Discussion Questions:

  • What’s your why?
  • Where or who can you engage the mission of Christ for in the months ahead

**This sermon was preached by Rick Eisenberg from Redemption Parker.

The First Christians (Acts 11:19-30)

Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
Acts: Jesus Builds His Church
The First Christians (Acts 11:19-30)
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This is the 19th sermon in our series Acts: Jesus Builds His Church.

Sermon Outline:

  1. The Church flees north, and evangelizes as it goes (11:19-21).
  2. The Church in Jerusalem investigates…and gets reinforcements (11:22-26).
  3. The church in Antioch cares for the church in Jerusalem (11:27-30).

Discussion Questions:

  • If the world were to give our church (or the American church in general) a nickname based off of our behavior, what would it be? 
  • If you look at the traits of the church in Antioch (Bold in evangelism, gracious with encouragement, humble in leadership, generous with resources), which would you most like to grow in?