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The Word vs. the Wow

The Gospel Movement: The Acts of the Apostles

The Word vs. the Wow

Acts 8:4-40

What happens when the sensationalism of the world’s “WOW” confronts the grace of the Word of God? Listen as Steve guides us through a passage in Acts that mixes a magician, a magistrate, a minister, and the message.

The Gospel Part II

Acts: The Gospel Movement

The Gospel Part II

Acts 1:1-11

The problem of absence – At the center of our faith is Jesus, but we cannot physically see, hear, or touch Him. The struggle is real, and the book of Acts starts with Jesus leaving His disciples. What do we do with the absence of Jesus?

  • The meaning of His absence.
  • The result of His absence.

Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

Blueprint: God’s Design for the Church

Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

I Timothy 6:11-16, 21-21

  1. Fight the good fight of faith
    • Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness
    • Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called
    • Keep the commandments
  2. Guard the deposit (the Gospel)
    • vs. Moral/Legalist Gospel
    • vs. Pietist Gospel
    • vs. Social Justice/Activist Gospel
    • vs. Prosperity/”Health & Wealth” Gospel
    • vs. Unity/Unitarian Gospel
    • vs. “All Roads Lead to Heaven!” Gospel
    • vs. Self Help/”Word of Faith”/Positive Gospel
    • vs. Mystical Gospel

Gospel Transformation, Part 2

Blueprint: God’s Design for the Church

Gospel Transformation, Part 2

I Timothy 1:12-20

  1. The Gospel transforms us into a life of praise.
    • Jesus appoints the unqualified.
    • Jesus shows mercy to the ignorant.
    • Jesus saves the unworthy.
    • Jesus shows patience to the unrepentant.
  2. The Gospel transforms us to hold onto faith.