The Birth of the Early Church
A multi-part series discussing the birth and development of the early church as written in the book of Acts.
Part 1- Taco Bell Church
In this message pastor Anthony discusses what does it mean to be a True New Testament Church. Anthony opens this message with a very simple yet practical illustration to drive home the definition of "The Church".
Part 3- The Holy Spirit
In this message pastor Anthony discusses the moving of the Holy Spirit as detailed in Acts 2 and 3. Luke details the powerful movement of the Holy Spirit upon these early believers. The Holy Spirit empowers us to GO and Grow!
Part 5- Money and Our Heart
In this message pastor Anthony will compare and contrast the account of Barnabas and Ananias and his wife Sapphira. In one case we see a cheerful giver while in another we will see a deceitful giver. Ultimately money is a very good indicator of our hearts! 06/12/2011
Part 7- Stephen: A Man Full of Faith!
In this message pastor Anthony takes a close look at the life of one of the first deacons in the early church, Stephen. In the message Anthony will focus on the belief and behavior of the churches very first myrtre.
Part 9- Radical Change for a Radical Man
In this message Pastor Paul covers the conversion of a man named Saul as found in Acts 9:1-30. Paul will cover 4 doctrines found in this scripture: Total Depravity, The Sovereignty of God, Justification and The Great Commission. Audio only no video.
Part 2- In One Accord
In this message pastor Anthony discusses several key elements that led to the growth of the early church. A couple of these elements include the unity of believers and the unshamed preaching of the Gospel.
Part 4- Warmth of the Early Church
In this message pastor Anthony discusses the overall atmosphere in the early church. 4 essential points wll be made that demonstrate the committment the early church had to Jesus and to one another.
Part 6- A Biblical Call to Fathers
In this message pastor Anthony and guest speaker Paul Walerczak take a good look at the Biblical mandate for Godly leadership from fathers. Anthony will discus the qualifications as described in Acts 6:1-7. Paul will discuss how men should strive to execute these qualifications. 06/20/2011
Part 8- Scattering, Simon, and Setting
In this message pastor Anthony covers three significant topics in found in Acts 8. The early church was scattered through persecution, Simon tried to buy miracles, and Phillip took time to set with a Eunich!
Part 10- Two Men and One Great God!
In this message pastor Anthony covers the life of two men and One Great God who was working in both of their lives. In Acts 10 we see God moving in both the life of Peter and Cornelius. God is teaching Peter that the Gospel is for all people and Cornelius learns what is required for salvation! 07/17/2011
Part 12- The Persistent Church
In this powerful message Pastor Anthony will cover the events of Acts chapter 12 as the church prays for Peter after he had been arrested for sharing the gospel. Pastor Anthony brings the events of Acts 12 right to our current culture!
Part 14- Legalism, Commission, and Conflict
In this message pastor Anthony discusses three areas that the early church experienced during it's growth. We may face these same challenges in our lives, however with God's help these are wonderful opportunities for growth!
Part 16- The Pro-Active Christian
In this message pastor Anthony finishes the Acts chapter 16 by taking a close look the life of Paul. There is no doubt that the Apostle Paul was pro-active disciple of Christ. Pastor Anthony uses a couple powerful illustrations to demonstrate "becoming all things to all men" as stated by Paul in scripture.