Messages on Acts of the Apostles
“Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting, They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them (Acts 2:2-3, Common English Bible).” This is how Luke describes the event of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit to the Disciples in a dramatic and powerful way. That scene, 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus, was the spark that enabled, emboldened,…
Scripture: Acts 1:1-11. On the 40th day after the Resurrection, Jesus gathered with his disciples, commissioned them for service to the world, and ordered them to wait for the arrival of the Holy Spirit to guide and direct them. This morning, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord as we hear the angels ask “why do you stand looking up toward heaven?” The Ascension is the event that prepares us for Pentecost and the unleashing of the Holy Spirit. We…
Join us as Pastor Wayne shares about the 2019 Holston Annual Conference held at Lake Junaluska June 9-12. He teaches about the Church being the Church as found in Acts 2:36-47. (Apologies for the audio quality. We are working to fix this soon.)
The Spirit descends upon the disciples like the rush of a howling wind and the Church is born. What does that mean for us today? How are we to be the church in this time and place? Join us as Pastor Wayne explores this today.
Paul and Silas are annoyed by a fortune telling slave girl. Paul finally puts a stop to the annoyance by driving the unclean Spirit from her… and ends up in hot water because her owners weren’t happy about losing a sure source of income. Pastor Wayne explores what happens next.
Paul wasn’t expecting to go to Macedonia. He certainly wasn’t expecting to preach to a group of women gathered on the bank of the river. Yet, his efforts led to the conversion of Lydia’s household and the beginning of a fire for the Holy Spirit.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “We’ve never done it that way before?” Pastor Wayne explains that this deadly phrase has been around since the beginning of the Church as he shares the story of Peter’s report to the church leaders in Jerusalem who question him regarding the events in the home of Cornelius. Another sermon in the “Surprise! The Unexpected Acts of God” series as we cruise toward Pentecost.
What does it mean to imitate Christ? Pastor Wayne talks about that in his sermon today.
Easter 3C Scripture: Acts 9:1-20 Saul of Tarsus, a man sent to exterminate the followers of Jesus, encounters the risen Lord in a flash of blinding light. Ananias is sent by God to offer a healing touch and anoint him to become the greatest evangelist that the world has ever known. Have we known people who have changed our lives dramatically?
Easter 2C Scripture: Acts 5:27-32. Mere weeks after the Crucifixion of Jesus, the same Peter who denied Jesus in order to save his own skin is now at the forefront of proclaiming him as the Son of God. How does our experience with the risen Christ turn our lives upside down?