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Sermons on Acts

Elders: Shepherd the flock of God #2

Elders: Shepherd the flock of God Acts 20:28-38 28 “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders. No barriers – women and pastoral leadership (symposium) with Dr Lynn Cohick, Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in…

Elders: Shepherd the flock of God

Elders: Shepherd the flock of God. Acts 20:28-38 At a recent pastor’s retreat, each minister in attendance was asked the following question: “How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb?” The answers were as follows. A Presbyterian Pastor responded, “None. If God wants the bulb screwed in he is sovereign and…

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Better Together #4 Growth

Growth was central to the church of Acts. “… And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47 (see also Acts 6:7 (NLT) So God’s message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too; Acts 12:24 (NLT) Meanwhile,…

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Better Together #3 Spiritual Practices

Good morning. My name is Riley if I haven’t met you before, and this morning we come to the third week in our series “Better Together” looking at how God has called us into authentic, gospel centred community with one another. We’re calling them LIFE groups and today we’re considering Spiritual Practices. There’s a sense…

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Better Together #2 Communion

A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The women were asked, “How many of you love your husband?” All the women raised their hands.
Asked, “When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?”
Some women answered … “today,” a few … “yesterday,” and some … “can’t remember.”
The women were then told to take out their mobile phones and text their husband – “I love you, Sweetheart”
The women were instructed to exchange phones with one another and read aloud the text message they received in response to their message.