Sermon

Acts

The Role We Play

Matt Chandler - 5/11/2014

God’s plan to “make disciples of all nations that have been taught to obey all that He commanded them” has been established by the birthing of autonomous, gospel-centered churches. This makes it important to see the growth of the Church from the first century to today, casting a compelling vision for what role we might play.

Acts

Governors, Kings, Caesar and Glory

Matt Chandler - 5/4/2014

The Governor of Caesarea, Felix, keeps Paul under house arrest. Festus replaces Felix as governor, and Paul appeals for an audience. Paul preaches the gospel to King Agrippa before being sent to Rome. He is shipwrecked and lands in Malta before finally ending up in Rome.

Acts

Like a Wildfire - Flower Mound

Zach Lee - 4/27/2014

On Paul’s third and final missionary journey, the apostle goes through Galatia, Phrygia and into Ephesus. He spends three months in Greece and then goes to Jerusalem, where men plot to kill him. Paul escapes and flees to Caesarea.

Acts

Like a Wildfire - Dallas Northway

Matt Younger - 4/27/2014

On Paul’s third and final missionary journey, the apostle goes through Galatia, Phrygia and into Ephesus. He spends three months in Greece and then goes to Jerusalem, where men plot to kill him. Paul escapes and flees to Caesarea.

Acts

Like a Wildfire - Denton

Matt Chandler - 4/27/2014

On Paul’s third and final missionary journey, the apostle goes through Galatia, Phrygia and into Ephesus. He spends three months in Greece and then goes to Jerusalem, where men plot to kill him. Paul escapes and flees to Caesarea.

Acts

Like a Wildfire - Fort Worth

Lee Lewis - 4/27/2014

On Paul’s third and final missionary journey, the apostle goes through Galatia, Phrygia and into Ephesus. He spends three months in Greece and then goes to Jerusalem, where men plot to kill him. Paul escapes and flees to Caesarea.

Acts

The Second Wave

Matt Chandler - 4/6/2014

The second missionary journey starts with an argument between Paul and Barnabas concerning John Mark. Paul revisits Syria and Cilicia before he and Timothy deliver the council’s decrees in S. Galatia. They go on to visit Mysia, Troas, then Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, Corinth and Ephesus in route to Antioch of Syria. During this journey, God saves a businesswoman named Lydia, a fortune-telling slave girl and the Philippian jailer who watches over Paul and Silas in prison.

Acts

The Nature of the Gospel

Matt Chandler - 3/30/2014

A problem arises in the Church as some men come down from Judea preaching. There is a discussion and a strong argument from James, which leads to the conclusion, application and consensus of the leaders.

Acts

The Gospel Advances

Matt Chandler - 3/23/2014

Antioch sends Paul (formerly Saul) and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. The people’s reactions are mixed, but many are saved and rejoice. God uses Paul to heal a man in Lystra, and the people call him a god. Jews from Antioch and Iconium attempt to kill Paul, but the two men continue on their journey to Derbe.

Acts

Scattered to Gather

Matt Chandler - 3/16/2014

The gospel spills out of Jerusalem into Palestine and Syria through the ministry of Philip and Peter. Saul of Tarsus encounters the Lord on the road to Damascus and receives salvation. While the new center of operations shifts to Antioch, God continues to protect Jerusalem.

Acts

Better Than Life

Beau Hughes - 3/9/2014

Stephen’s sermon creates amazing unity between the Old Testament and Jesus, exposing the wickedness intrinsic within the human heart. Stephen is killed for his zeal, becoming the first Christian martyr.

Acts

Reliance

Matt Chandler - 3/2/2014

The church in Jerusalem begins to struggle from within (Ananias and Sapphira) and from without (Sanhedrin). It also faces some racial tension.

Acts

Ministry in Jerusalem

Matt Chandler - 2/23/2014

As the gospel begins to spread through acts of power and preaching, it is received with both praise and persecution. In the middle of the persecution, the Church is prayerful and continues to walk in unity.

Acts

The Church is Born

Matt Chandler - 2/9/2014

The Holy Spirit’s coming creates a seismic shift in the hearts of the Apostles. Peter’s explanation becomes the first distinctively Christian sermon. People are cut to the heart, and the Church grows by 3,000. The young Church walks in unity and garners praise from the people. Salvations become commonplace.

Acts

The Beginning of the Church

Matt Chandler - 2/2/2014

Jesus prepares His disciples for the mission to come by reaffirming the promises made concerning Himself and by His ascension and predicted return. The Lord then reestablishes the 12 Apostles as the beginning of the Church.