A Survey of Paul’s Missionary Journeys (with Maps)

Paul’s First Missionary Journey (Acts 13:4–14:26) A.D. 46–47 Barnabas and Paul first visited Barnabas’s home region of Cyprus before sailing to the southern region of Asia Minor. When they reached Perga in Pamphylia, John Mark left the group and returned to Jerusalem. Making their way to Antioch (in Pisidia), Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe, Paul and … Continue reading A Survey of Paul’s Missionary Journeys (with Maps)

A People Portfolio: Investing in My Primary Relationships • Mark 3:14-14 & Acts 4:13 (Sermon)

Sunday, July 21, 2013 • Listen here —> A People Portfolio: Investing in Primary Relationships Main idea:  Many of us are committed to investing for our financial futures with diversified stock portfolios. But what about our people portfolios? Jesus teaches us that an even more significant and longer lasting investment is in our primary relationships … Continue reading A People Portfolio: Investing in My Primary Relationships • Mark 3:14-14 & Acts 4:13 (Sermon)

Come and Get It • Acts 13:42-48 (sermon)

Sunday, June 2, 2013 • Listen here —> Come and Get It • Acts 13:42-48 Main idea: Spiritual health requires spiritual nourishment. If we want to grow in faith and fruitfulness, we need ongoing, consistent, truth-saturated, grace-flavored teaching. We need to hear the gospel over and over and over. Listening guide: A famished congregation (vv. … Continue reading Come and Get It • Acts 13:42-48 (sermon)

“An Everybody Church” • Acts 6:1-7 (sermon)

April 28, 2013 - Listen here—> An Everybody Church • Acts 6:1-7 The Big Idea:  “The growing pain remedy is _________________  ministry.” A Listening Guide: Growth problems are _________________ problems. Many hands make any load _________________. A “church plant” provides a unique opportunity for _________________ to get in the game. The result of team/every member … Continue reading “An Everybody Church” • Acts 6:1-7 (sermon)

“When I Confess Freely, God Forgives Fully” • Acts 3:11-26 (Sermon)

April 7, 2013 • Listen Here –> When I Confess Freely, God Forgives Fully • Acts 3.11-26 (Revolution Series) How do you tend to react when confronted with or accused of an offense? Why is genuine repentance so hard? What is it about me that resists uncovering and owning my sin? How does repentance differ … Continue reading “When I Confess Freely, God Forgives Fully” • Acts 3:11-26 (Sermon)

The Contagious Church, Part 4: Interdependent Relationships/The Need for Community • Acts 2:46 (Revolution Series)

March 10, 2013 • The Contagious Church, Part 4: Interdependent Relationships/The Need for Community • Acts 2:46 (Revolution Series) Astonishing Commitments Ongoing Challenges Pressing Considerations Is there any event that you just “hate to miss?” What is it about that event that is so compelling? What if a church were that way? Can you imagine … Continue reading The Contagious Church, Part 4: Interdependent Relationships/The Need for Community • Acts 2:46 (Revolution Series)

A Contagious Church, Part 3: Radical Love • Acts 2:44-45

March 3, 2013 • The Contagious Church, Part 3: Racial Love • Acts 2:44-45 (Revolution Series) Listen here: The Contagious Church, Part 4: Radical Love • Acts 2.44-45 Racial Love Revealed Radical Love Resisted Racial Love Recharged Discuss: Why is the story about the generous police officer so powerful? Share a story about how you were … Continue reading A Contagious Church, Part 3: Radical Love • Acts 2:44-45

The Contagious Church, Part 1: Complete Devotion • Acts 2:42

This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, Feb. 17, Complete Devotion, the first of six messages in our Revolution mini-series, The Contagious Church. Listen here: The Contagious Church, Part 1: Complete Devotion - Acts 2:42 Here are questions for personal reflection and/or group discussion: Of the four devotions, which one do you think is foundational, … Continue reading The Contagious Church, Part 1: Complete Devotion • Acts 2:42

Rags to Riches: the Gospel Story • Acts 2:22-41 (audio with discussion questions)

This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Listen here: Rags to Riches • Acts 2.22-41 What is significant about the fact that the gospel is news rather than instruction; that it is history, rather than legend, fable or myth? C.S. Lewis, in God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics, says, “Christianity, … Continue reading Rags to Riches: the Gospel Story • Acts 2:22-41 (audio with discussion questions)