January 24, 2016 – Acts: Live like a Disciple

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Preached by Rod Benner (00:45)

Rod continues a study in the book of Acts.

The kingdom of God is not just a future kingdom in Heaven but also a kingdom in action today.  Before the crucifixion, Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God was at hand.  So too, after the resurrection Jesus spoke to his friends about the Kingdom of God.  He told them to wait in Jerusalem until the Father God sent the promised Holy Spirit and that they would be baptized in the Holy Spirit.  The kingdom of God on earth is tied to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit, who for centuries past had been a blessing experienced by only a few in history, was now coming to all believers.  The Holy Spirit is the power of God seen in action through the Church – all men and women, boys and girls who follow and serve Jesus Christ.  Jesus did not expect us to live the Christian life by our own power.  You are to live the Christian life by the power of the Holy Spirit who lives in you.  The Holy Spirit takes ordinary people and empowers them to do extraordinary things.

Scripture references: Acts 1:3-8; Joel 2:28-29; Mark 5:30


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January 10, 2016 – The Book of Acts: Living for God Today

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Preached by Rod Benner (00:41)

Rod begins a study in the book of Acts.

The book of Acts tells the story of the first generation of Christians; how the Christian church began and what it did.  The book was written by Luke (a friend of the Apostle Paul) to a man named Theophilus, who held a high or noble position in society. Luke gave Theophilus a brief, eye witness account of what happened soon after Jesus rose from the dead and how the apostles continued spreading the gospel.  In this short history of early Christianity we learn how God worked in the world then and by consequence we learn how God works in the world today.  Filled with the supernatural and the human; the book will challenge you to live in the promised power of God today.

Scripture references: Acts 3:1-6; Acts 1:1-3; Luke 1:1-4


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January 11, 2015 – A Look at Ephesians, part 2 – Use the Power in Your Life

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Preached by Rod Benner (00:52).

Rod continues his overview of the book of Ephesians.  When you receive the forgiveness and wholeness offered by Jesus, you also receive his power to live a life for God.

Scripture references: Ephesians 1

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January 4, 2015 – A Look at Ephesians, part 1 – The Source of Power

Preached by Rod Benner (00:45).

Rod started a new sermon series about the book of Ephesians highlighting that Ephesians focuses on the Christian’s power source in life.  It answers who we are, what we have in Jesus, and how we use what we have.

The series will look at Ephesians in two parts:
Part 1: doctrinal – the foundation, what we have; chap 1-3
Part 2: practical – how to apply what we have been given; chap 4-6

Scripture references: Ephesians 1

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