Acts 1:12-16 Encouragement

September 25, 2013Pastor's Blog

Before looking at what took place, take some time to study who was there. Look at the relationship of the disciples just weeks before this (Matthew 20:20-24; Luke 22:24). What about Jesus’ brothers (John 7:5)? And Consider Mary who was in the midst of the biggest emotional roller coaster in her life— experiencing the conviction, … Read More

Acts 1:6-11

September 24, 2013Daily Reading

6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will … Read More

Acts 1:6-11 Encouragement

September 24, 2013Pastor's Blog

Acts 1:8 says, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.” The purpose of receiving His power is not to keep to ourselves but, to be witnesses and to tell what we have seen, heard, and experienced in Jesus. When we receive power, the Holy Spirit gives us the power lay hands … Read More

Amazing Grace

September 23, 2013Weekly Devotional

Pastor Shawn asked at the very beginning of the sermon for you to list everyday things God has done for you that you don’t deserve. What did you write down?   In brief, I am thankful for my beautiful wife, my healthy and growing son, a steady job, a safe house and a great Church … Read More

Acts 1:1-5

September 23, 2013Daily Reading

Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. … Read More

Acts 1:1-5 Encouragement

September 23, 2013Pastor's Blog

The Power to Go On The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel detailed the life of Jesus, his death, his resurrection, and his ascension. Before Jesus ascended into heaven he told the church leaders that he will give them “power from on high” (Luke 24:49); that power is … Read More

Everyday Cornerstone

September 16, 2013Weekly Devotional

Every time you see “ Everyday Cornerstone” remember these three simple truths: YOUR SAVIOR should be the Center of your EVERYDAY FOCUS YOUR CHURCH should be part of your EVERYDAY ENCOURAGEMENT YOUR HELPER the Holy Spirit, should fill your  EVERYDAY LIFE. We can’t make JESUS the center of everyday without the help of the Holy … Read More

Waiting; Who Me?

September 9, 2013Weekly Devotional

In a word; yes! Waiting in this life is inescapable and whether we get it right or mess it up, it persistently remains.  Now the best kind of waiting is when it’s a choice that our heart makes. This means the attitudes of our heart while we wait is critical. We can wait with our … Read More

Everyday Cornerstone

September 1, 2013Pastor's Blog

Knowing Jesus is simpler than you think. I’m not saying it’s all easy, but it is simple. To know Jesus and experience His glory and healing there is one simple and essential ingredient that most religious people miss: “every day.” This year our theme will remind us that living for God is an everyday experience … Read More