Acts (1996-97)

Acts (1996-97)

Acts 28:31

Acts 28:11-31

Vintage message from August 31, 1997. Oftentimes God will put a calling on our life. He’ll put a desire in our heart. He’ll lead us to something, but you know what? We face that which God has called us to with fear. We look to the future with uncertainty. We say, “I don’t know how I can do this! I don’t know how I can get through this!” But if God has called us to it, if God wants us…
Acts 28:2

Acts 28:1-10

Vintage message from August 24, 1997. It’s when we’re in the storm, when we find ourselves being driven by the activity of life that seems like it’s going to overwhelm us and sink us that we sometimes forget that God sees the hair on our head. That He’s counted the number of hairs on our head, and He cares about the number of hairs on our head….He’s not concerned about the storms that we find ourselves in, even if we…
Acts 27:44

Acts 27:13-44

Vintage message from August 17, 1997. The problem is, with our lives oftentimes, we fail to look at the signs. We fail to look at the warnings. We fail to look at the seasons. We only look at the circumstance we want to be in. How many times have we made decisions based on what we felt the circumstance should be of our life?… In life, oftentimes, there are things we want to do, but there’s a warning tag attached…
Acts 27:10

Acts 27:1-12

Vintage message from August 10, 1997. None of us in our right minds would make the decision to stay in a situation that’s hard. We would not make the decision to stay where we know that it’s unsuitable. But you know, sometimes God puts us in unsuitable situations, uncomfortable situations. He allows for the discomfort in our lives for a reason…But understand, when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations, sometimes we need to stop and say, “God, am I in…
Acts 25:11

Acts 25:1-22

Vintage message from July 27, 1997. Is it fair for God to use us as He so desires? Ah! That’s another question, isn’t it? What if it’s even with bad things happening in our life? What if it means even having to sit in a jail for something we did not do? Is it fair? If it’s for God. Anything is fair if we love God. We are His vessels. We are filled with the power of His Holy Spirit……
Acts 22:22

Acts 22:1-22

Vintage message from June 29, 1997. Sometimes you just meet people who are caught up in legalism even though they do believe in Jesus. But, you know what? The law binds us. The law stops us from serving God in so many ways. The difference between the law and just putting your faith and your trust in Jesus is [that] with the law you really don’t need God. Everything is laid out for you. You have the strict rules and…
Acts 21:5

Acts 21:17-40

Vintage message from June 22, 1997. The idea here is to pray, to come before the living God; to bring our petitions, to bring the things that are hurting us, to bring the things that concern us before Him. And you know, I pray all the time. I’ll tell you, if any of you have known me for very long, if you’ve been part of this church for very long, I have your name down on a list…and I pray…
Acts 21:13

Acts 21:1-16

Vintage message from June 15, 1997. You’re going to have hardship. There will be times in your life when you’re gonna want to give up. There are going to be times in your life when the Lord is going to speak to your heart specifically to make a stand for Him. And your friends aren’t going to be around you to make the stand with you, and your friends around you might even be telling you, “Don’t do it!” But…
Acts 20:24

Acts 20:22-38

Vintage message from June 8, 1997. What do you think humility is? Seeing yourself as God sees you. Knowing what it is that God has called you to. Understanding the direction that God is leading you on and going in that direction. Do you realize that that is the most humble thing in life you can do? Know the direction that God is leading you, and you actually go that direction… As you’re doing God’s will, you can do it…
Acts 20:7

Acts 20:1-21

Vintage message from June 1, 1997. If we spend our time telling the truth of God’s Word, peoples’ lives are going to be changed, and that’s why I believe it’s very important for us to understand here; that it is God’s Word that brings the change. It is not our clever attempts to condemn or convict or to tell someone they’re wrong that will bring change to them, and often times it only closes the door to us and an…
Acts 19:26

Acts 19:23-41

Vintage message from May 25, 1997. You know what? I’ll tell you what. I’ll make a commitment to you…I’ll never give you a flowery message just to make you feel good. You know, I want you to feel good about the Lord, I want you to feel good about your walk with the Lord, but you know what? Sometimes as you’re hearing God’s Word, especially if you have sin in your life, especially if you’re not walking right with the…
Acts 19:2

Acts 19:8-22

Vintage message from May 18, 1997. But [do] you know how you know that you have the Holy Spirit in your life?…When your life begins to change after you’ve received Jesus…What are the fruits of the Spirit? What are the things will be displayed if we have the Holy Spirit? Love, peace, patience, kindness, joy, long-suffering. Right? If these are the things that you’re experiencing, if these are the things that you’re noticing in your life, you can be assured…