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Jan 07

Sermon: “Ananias & Sapphira” from Cody Whittington

By Daniel Hartzheim

A sermon from the series “Acts of the Apostles.” The book of Acts details for us the life of the early church. In Acts 4:32-5:11, the author gives us a contrast between two lifestyles in the church – one that creates a thriving church community, and another one that kills the church community. Here, we explore one of the most challenging texts in the New Testament relating to God’s justice in the church.

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Jan 07

Sermon: “Prayer” from Cody Whittington

By Daniel Hartzheim

A sermon from the series “Acts of the Apostles.” Acts 4:1-22 brings the narrative of the healed crippled man to a close as the disciples experience the first opposition to the message of Christ since the crucifixion. Here, Cody discusses the importance of not locating our hope in socio-political or religious powers in the world and how to engage the tough question, “Is Jesus the only way to salvation?”

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Jan 07

Sermon: “The Spirit’s Arrival” from Cody Whittington

By Daniel Hartzheim

A sermon from the series “Acts of the Apostles.” What is the difference between the church and any other organization or organized religion? We believe that unique mark is the person and presence of the Holy Spirit who makes Jesus known. Acts 2:1-41 reveals the Spirit’s long-awaited arrival in a dramatic narrative form. Here, we explore the arrival of the Spirit, the explanation about the Spirit, and the appropriate response to the Spirit.

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Jan 07

Sermon: “Hearing The Word (The Parable Of The Sower)” from Cody Whittington

By Daniel Hartzheim

A sermon from the series “The Parables of Jesus.” The Kingdom of God is the rule and reign of God over his people. Jesus uses parables to illustrate the nature and life of the Kingdom and our role in it. Here, we discuss The Parable of the Sower, which Jesus uses to draw people out of a curious crowd and into serious discipleship. There are multiple ways to respond to the Kingdom, but ultimately only one gives life.

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