Our Miracle-Working Messiah

Acts 3:1-26 There was no denying that a miracle had taken place. The lame man that most of the worshipers had walked past dozens of times over the years as they went into the temple complex for worship wasn’t lame anymore. In fact, he wasn’t just toddling around. He was “walking and leaping and praising […]

The Power of the Holy Spirit

Acts 2:1-41 What happened to this man? Just seven weeks earlier Peter denied even knowing Jesus when confronted by a servant girl. Now we see him standing in front of thousands of people, many of them potentially hostile, boldly proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and calling on people to repent and be baptized. What’s […]

God’s People Prepare for Mission

Acts 1:12-26 During the time between Jesus’ Ascension and the fulfillment of God’s promise to fill the disciples with the Holy Spirit, the disciples are commanded to wait in Jerusalem. As we continue our journey together through the Book of Acts, we have the privilege of getting an inside perspective on how the early followers […]

Confusion About the Kingdom

Acts 1:4-11 We can only imagine the different emotions the disciples must have felt as they watched their leader and Savior, Jesus, be lifted back up into the heavens in Acts 1. Jesus’ followers had watched with shock and horror as He was crucified several weeks before, and then — wow! He came back to […]

Beginning the Journey

Acts 1:1-3 We read so much in the book of Acts about the Holy Spirit giving power to the church as they carried out the mission that their Leader, Jesus Christ had given them. Amazingly, this little band of Christ-followers, with so few observable resources, were able to take the gospel across the Roman Empire […]

Worthy of Our Thoughtful Passion

Psalm 150 What if you said, “I love God. There’s a lot I admire about Him. He’s gracious and loving and creative and kingly. Yep. I love God.” But what if you never told Him? What if you never told Him how much you admire and appreciate Him by engaging in thoughtfully passionate worship? Or […]

Passion, Praise, & Prayer

Psalm 122 If someone asked you to describe with just one word your feelings about the church, what word would you pick? How about “passionate”? This word passionate might fit some quite well. For others, though, you think not so much. The word “passionate” doesn’t quite fit your attitude toward the church. Maybe you’ve been […]

While We’re Waiting

Psalm 130 That maxim “Patience is a virtue” is better known than practiced. We don’t like to wait… for anything. From microwaves to Google, we want our food fast and our answers quick. God, though, doesn’t always work on our time table. Join Pastor Kyle Brenneman as we look at Psalm 130, which talks about […]