The Family of God

Written by Elizabeth Bart Children's Ministry Director “For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as...

Preach The Blood ~ Acts 5: 12-42

After witnessing the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira – the church was filled with Holy, reverent fear. The community of Christians gained...

It's Not About You ~ Acts 5: 1-11

Up until this point – the book of Acts is primarily victories and celebrations. Every event is filled with redemption/salvations,...

Fire In The Bones ~ Acts 4: 13-22

The Apostles stand before the chief council of all Judaism and make clear not only that their authority comes from outside/above the...

What's In The Name? ~ Acts 4: 1-12

The miraculous healing and preaching of The Holy Spirit (through Peter and John) in chapter 3 has not gone unnoticed. The apostles are...

Look At Us! ~ Acts 3: 1-16

This is the first apostolic (Holy Spirit powered) miracle recorded in Acts. This act of God sets off a chain reaction of events for...

Back To The Basics ~ Acts 2: 42-47

My candidate sermon at St. Luke Joy in September of 2019 was on this text. For me, this is the gold standard passage for a church body...

The Verdict ~ Acts 2: 22-41

Peter continues to address the crowd in Jerusalem – boldly (most churches today would kick Peter out for preaching too hard). Remember,...

The Lamp of God ~ Acts 2: 1-21

The day of Pentecost on the Jewish calendar was an annual feast called 'the Feast of Harvests' or 'Ingathering.' This Israel’s...

Wait For The Promise ~ Acts 1: 12-26

"Wait." "Stay." This was the final instruction/word from Jesus for the disciples in preparing for the Holy Spirit's coming. This was the...

That's a Promise! ~ Acts 1: 1-11

Quick Overview: The "Acts of the Apostles" was very likely written by Luke (the Greek doctor who followed and assisted the Apostle Paul)....

Let's Roll ~ Mark 16: 1-8

Sunday morning, the first day of creation (Genesis 1: 1-5), and now re-creation. The same women who saw Jesus die, placed in the tomb,...

Victory Cry ~ Mark 15: 33-47

Three hours of darkness descend on Jerusalem. This is not an eclipse, cloudy day, or dust storm. This darkness was a felt, horror/terror,...

Come Back To Church

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) “Do not be afraid.” This is the...

Life Interrupted ~ Mark 15: 1-32

What a night it has been (now early Friday morning and still dark). Just hours ago, Jesus was singing Psalms, arm in arm with His beloved...