Acts 13:13-52 God is Working in All of History

  Don’t take this kind of narration of history for granted. Let it strike you as strange as it really is. Is this the way you tell stories about what happened? When you tell somebody about the past, do you say, “God did this and God did that and God did that and God did […]

Posted on: October 24, 2013 - 7:46AM

Acts 13:1-12 Worship, Prayer, and Fasting as Precursors for Missions

Observe carefully the definiteness of this declaration as to the activity of the Spirit: “The Holy Spirit said.” He made known His will to these people, so that they had neither doubt nor uncertainty in their minds. Moreover this is not the picture of a Church choosing men to be sent forth on missionary enterprise. […]

Posted on: October 17, 2013 - 8:57PM

Hyde Park Fall Festival 2013 – Pictures

We are thankful for the opportunity to provide these pictures to you in efforts of capturing a few memories from Halloween 2013. For those interested, it would be a privilege to have you browse this website as you will find out more information about our church. We invite you to join with us on a […]

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Acts 12 – The Grace of God in Prayer

  When a case is put into God’s hands, he will certainly manage it well, and he will interfere in sufficient time to bring his servants out of their distress. Peter’s case was put into God’s hands. The company that met at the house of Mary, the mother of Mark, were appealing to the great […]

Posted on: October 10, 2013 - 8:43PM

Acts 11:19-30 God Uses Church Planting To Accomplish His Purposes

  If you could cut the heart of God, you would find that God bleeds church planting. Let me explain. God’s passion is that His kingdom will spread to all peoples. His plan is that His kingdom increase through church planting. Fred Herron makes this case following a careful study of the Word of God. […]

Posted on: October 3, 2013 - 8:10PM

Acts 11:1-18 The Significance of the Gospel For All Men

  If our text tells us anything it is that the gospel has priority. The gospel also has profound implications. If the gospel is God’s promise and God’s possession, then it is His to give, to whomever He chooses. The gospel was for sinners, Jew or Gentile. The gospel was God’s means of providing salvation […]

Posted on: September 26, 2013 - 7:45PM

Acts 10 – Peter’s Change of Heart

The ancient Greeks divided up the human race into two categories: Greeks and arbarians. The barbarian was literally a man who could not speak Greek, and so his words sounded to the Greek ear like “bar bar.” One Greek historian asked rhetorically, “How can men who can only bark ever rule the world?” Prejudice is […]

Posted on: September 19, 2013 - 5:36PM

Acts 9:19-43 God Is Doing Extraordinary Things With Ordinary People

  Imagine yourself in that early church with no legal protection and all the power structures are indifferent or hostile to you. Would you not be tempted to murmur and feel fatalistic. The Romans (like Pilate) are against us, the Jewish council (the Sanhedrin) is against us, the priests are against us and they even […]

Posted on: September 12, 2013 - 5:59PM

Acts 9:1-19 The Sovereign Grace of God in Conversion

  There isn’t a greater illustration of electing grace than the Apostle Paul. He is on his way to Damascus, Acts 9, to kill Christians. He is stopped dead in his tracks. He is redeemed and he is called to the apostate all by the sovereign intervention of Christ Himself. So we could say he’s […]

Posted on: September 5, 2013 - 7:49PM

The Importance of Disciple Making in the Mission of the Church

  All of us when it comes to talking about making disciples, it’s not about individual followers, just on their own, lone rangers making disciples. It’s about being a part of a body and together making disciples. So when it comes to those central practices that are involved in disciple-marking: sharing the gospel, showing the […]

Posted on: August 29, 2013 - 8:25PM