Sermons

The Power of God: Acts 8 (6/13/2021)

In Acts 8, Saul approved of the stoning of Stephen and was a persecutor of the church. This action was legal and applauded, much as today’s abortion is legal and applauded. People were dragged out of their houses. When the church was spread they continued to teach the gospel. God uses the evil intended for good.

“Deacons and Deceivers” – Acts 6 (Sunday 5/30/21)

In Acts 6 deacons were selected to care for the widows and needs for the church. One deacon who was filled with the Holy Spirit, Stephen, was chosen as a deacon and then accused of blaspheming. Pastor Keith shows us that those who accuse will have to face God for the lies they told about us. We are not to be troubled, but to trust God.

“Envy Gets in the Way of God’s Purpose” – Acts 5:16-42 (Sunday 5/23/21)

In the last Part of Acts 5, after the apostles are freed from prison by the Angel of the Lord, the religious leaders still asked Peter not to speak in the name of Jesus, but he replied in verse 29, “We will serve God and not man”. These leaders then plotted to kill them, but Gamaliel advised them to leave the followers alone. Pastor Keith points out that just as cod fish were more tasty when catfish were around, so…

“Liar Liar, Pants on Fire” – Acts 5:1-26 (Sunday 5/16/21)

Pastor Keith explains how Ananias, with Sapphira lie to the Holy Spirit about the price of their property and donation and compares it to how we can act like we are glorifying God with what we give and not be honest about it. The main problem here was hypocrisy. The rest of this passage in Acts 5 showed the great presence of the Holy Spirit in the disciples. People brought the sick out and were healed. This same presence and…

“Mother’s Influence” – 2 Timothy 1:5 (Sunday 5/9/21)

Pastor Keith reminds us of how influential mothers are. In 2 Timothy 1:5 Paul shares that the sincere faith was first lived in Timothy’s grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice. Members of their congregation share beautiful and emotional testimonies of their mothers’ and grandmothers’ unfailing love and support.

“I Can’t Stop Praising His Name” – Acts 4:1-31 (Sunday 5/2/21)

In Acts 4, When Paul and Peter were preaching to the people that the lame man was healed by the Lord Jesus, they were told by the Sadducees and priests not to speak in the name of Jesus anymore.  In Acts 4:12, they proclaimed “nor is there salvation in any other name, for there is no other name under heaven among men by which we must be saved.  After being threatened, Peter and John replied in verses 18-19 that they…

“God Did it! Not me” – Acts 3 (Sunday 4/25/21)

In Acts 3 the topic of the lame man asking for money at the temple is explained. Peter tells him to look at us and the man was expecting to receive. Peter tells him in verse 6 to rise up and walk in the name of Jesus, then Peter, with no indication of healing takes him by the hand and the lame man is healed (Acts 3:7). The people were amazed, but Peter reminds them is was done through the…

“Do You want to follow Jesus?” – John 20&21 (Sunday 4/11/21)

In John 20:24-31, Thomas first doubts and then believes after he sees Jesus. In verse 29 we are told blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed. In verse 31, we learn these things are written so we will believe and have life in His name. We are so blessed that the story of the very patriarchs of the church having doubts. In John 21, Jesus finds the disciples going back to fishing, their old life. How easy…

“Does Jesus Burn in Your Heart?” – Luke 24:1-34 (Sunday 4/4/21)

In Luke 24, women came to the tomb to prepare Jesus body, but He was not there. Angels reminded them thatJesus was to rise on the 3rd day. When the women told the disciples, they did not believe them. Instead the travelled to Emmaus, but Jesus, Himself came to preach Himself in the scriptures to them. In verse 17, it says they were sad. But if they would have believed they would not have been sad. In verse 31 it…

“Triumphant Entry” – Luke 19:28-44 (Sunday 3/28/21)

Luke 19:28-44 describes Christs entry into Jerusalem as the Messiah and How Jesus does and uses things we wouldn’t expect, like an unbroken donkey which would have been impossible to ride.  Jesus was prepared and is prepared for every situation in your life.  The Pharisees however in verse 39 wanted Jesus to rebuke the disciples for worshipping Him, but Jesus said even the stones would cry out if they kept silent.  Finally in verse 44 Jesus warns that because they…