Jesus Breaks In

Acts 9:32-43 Is it okay for a Christian to be a pessimist, to “expect misfortune or the worst outcome in any circumstance”? (Webster’s unabridged dictionary). Where does pessimism come from, anyway? We could easily assume that a person becomes a pessimist because bad things have repeatedly happened to him or her. But there are plenty […]

Transformed In His Presence

Acts 9:1-31 As a Christian, have you ever lost hope in our faith’s ability to survive in an increasingly secular culture? Whether it’s attacks from the media regarding our convictions on marriage, public education’s indoctrination of a godless universe, or the headline news of failed church leaders (with little to no recognition of the good […]

Good, Better, Best

Acts 8:4-25 Sometimes, life is good. Things are falling into place and all seems right in our world. Then something better comes along, and we want that too! But in all of it, we can miss what is best, what is lasting, what is eternal. Join Pastor Kyle Brenneman in Acts 8:4-25 where one man […]

Solving Church Problems

Acts 6:1-7 You’ve probably heard the same maxim I have that goes something like this: “If you find the perfect church, don’t join it. You’ll ruin it!” We smile because we know it’s true, at least theoretically, because this side of heaven, no prefect church even exists! Every church has blemishes and wrinkles. But, the […]

Squashing Threats Both Foreign & Domestic

Acts 4:32-5:42 Whenever a man or woman enters the armed forces of our country, he/she must take an oath that begins like this: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” Did you catch that last statement — “foreign and domestic”? […]

Spirit-Empowered Witness

Acts 4:1-31 Because we live in a society that widely accepts and perhaps even endorses Christianity, it is easy to be lulled into a secular version of Christianity. It’s a powerless version where we all know the stories, and if asked we answer the questions. Jesus died to save us, be good, be nice, be […]

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 […]