"Stephen's Address Before a Hostile Audience" (Acts 7:1-16) Dr. Chris Matthews May 21, 2016

"Stephen's Address Before a Hostile Audience" (Acts 7:1-16)... Dr. Chris Matthews

I. The obedience of Abraham in Mesopotamia

II. The prophecy of Abraham's children in Egypt

III. The envy of the patriarchs in Canaan

IV. The death of the patriarchs in Egypt and burial in Canaan

V. Applications for today

"The Young Body of Christ" Acts 2:42:47... Pastor David Doster, March 6 2016

"The Young Body of Christ" Acts 2:42-47

I. Early embrace

II. Early essentials

     A. Apostles' teaching

     B. The fellowship

     C. To the breaking of bread

     D. The prayers

     E. Awe and the miraculous

     F. Sharing the miraculous

     G. Life together

III. Gateway fellowship

Peter's Pentecost Proclamation (Part 3) Pastor David Doster, February 28 2016

Peter's Pentecost Proclamation (Part 3) Acts 2:22-41)

I. Obstacles to believing                

II. Making the case (verses 22-36)

     A. Life

     B. Crucifixion

     C. Resurrection

     D. Exaltation

     E. Lord and Christ

III. What should we do?

     A. Immediate

     B. Summons

     C. Response

IV. Join the rescue mission 

"Peter's Pentecost Proclamation" Pastor David Doster, February 14 2016

"Peter's Pentecost Proclamation"  (Acts 2:14-21)

I. Power of the spoken word                                                                       (Introduction)

II. Fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy                                                             (verses 14-21)

     A. Launches message

     B. Words from Joel

III. The witness begins                                                                            (Application)                                             

"The Promise is Here" Pastor David Doster February 7 2016

"The Promise is Here"  Acts 2:1-13

I. The mighty works of God                                                            (Introduction)

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands…”  Revelation 7:9

II. The wait is over                                                                            (Verses 1-4)

     A. Mighty rushing wind

“It is appropriate that the event that was going to propel the gospel to the ends of the earth took place at a time when people from the ends of the earth were in Jerusalem."                                                                                                                                        Ajith Fernando

John 7:37-39

     B. Divided tongues of fire

Jeremiah 31:33

 

III. Amazing proclamation                    (verses 5-13)

     A. Truth in their language

     B. Different reactions

Ephesians 5:18

IV. Tell everyone!                                                                                      (Application)

                                                   

"Show Us" Pastor David Doster January 31 2016

"Show Us"    Acts 1:12-26

I. Final preparations                                                                                               (Introduction)

II. Gathering of devoted prayer                                                                            (Verses 12-14)

“Their prayer was that Christ would send His Spirit as He had promised. Prayer is not a sign of doubting but is a witness to our certain hope and confidence, since we ask the Lord for things that we know He has promised.”   John Calvin

 

III. Finding replacement                                                                                                       (verses 15-26)

     A. Peter's prominence

     B. Fulfillment of Scripture     

    C. Careful selection 

IV. Minority report                                                                                                                 (Application)

"Unleashing the Gospel" Pastor David DosterJanuary 10 2016

"Unleashing the Gospel"  (Introduction of Acts)

I. Spirit Empowered History                                                                           (Introduction)

“Believers are empowered by the Holy Spirit to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ among both Jews and Gentiles, and in doing this they establish the church. In addition to this, Acts explains how Christianity, although it is new, is in reality the one true religion, rooted in God’s promises from beginning of time.” John Polhill

II. Major themes

      Zechariah 4:6

     “The Kingdom of God is invisible and the mission of the church is to make the invisible visible.”                        St. Augustine  

III. Soul satisfying                                                                                                             (verses 1-5)

     A. Volume one

     B .Foundational instruction        

     C. Many proofs

     1 Corinthians 15:3-8

     D. Promise of the Holy Spirit

     Luke 24:49, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 5:18-20

IV. Fresh filling!                                                                                                                   (Application)