Acts (1996-97) (Page 3)

Acts (1996-97) (Page 3)

Acts 11:26

Acts 11:27-12:25

Vintage message from January 26, 1997. “We are to be like Jesus. We are to sacrifice our lives just as He did. We are to lay our lives down just as He did. We are to bring people to a place of relationship with God the Father just as He did. Now, of course, none of us will ever save anyone…And even though we want to be like Christ, Christ — Jesus Christ — is the only One Who has…
Acts 11:24

Acts 11:1-26

Vintage message from January 19, 1997. “It’s not my place, it’s not any of our places to say that anyone deserves to go to hell. God is the only One Who can say who deserves to go to hell and who doesn’t, and I can guarantee you, God is not going to tell any man, when he stands before God in the judgement, God is not going to tell any man he deserves to go to hell because of his…
Acts 10:34

Acts 10:1-48

Vintage message from January 12, 1997. “How many times do we find ourselves living in sin but denying the very nature of that sin? You know, there are lots of things in our lives that God’s going to hold us accountable for, that we’ll say, ‘No, no, Lord. I’m not unclean!’ But yet He’ll call us to do something for someone and we’ll say, ‘No, I don’t want to do that because that person’s a sinner. I don’t want to…
Acts 9:40

Acts 9:32-43

Vintage message from January 5, 1997. “Sometimes God wants good people dead. Sometimes He brings good people to Himself. Sometimes He allows people to enter their rest… We’re not created for this life. We’re not created to live eternally in this flesh. We’re not created to have this situation forever… We still, in every situation, need to be people of prayer. God may work a little faster in one situation but not as fast in another situation… The number one…
Acts 9:28

Acts 9:20-31

Vintage message from December 29, 1996. “To serve Jesus is not always comfortable. To know Jesus is not always comfortable… I believe that Jesus has called each one of us to share our faith with those around us…The fact is, the call is still valid today. We’re still to go into all the world making disciples of all nations…We need to convince them of the love of Jesus Christ; that He is the Son of God. And it takes time,…
Acts 9:15

Acts 9:1-19

Vintage message from December 22, 1996. “That’s another question I have to ask myself: would I allow for another person to step into my ministry if God asked, and move on? It’s a question I believe we’ve always got to be asking ourselves: God is there something more You want me to do and is there someplace else You want me to be? Or do I find my importance here? You know, I’m not important. What I do is not…
Acts 8:35

Acts 8:26-40

Vintage message from December 15, 1996. “That’s all religion really is: trying to impress God. It’s man’s effort to reach God…God loves us desperately. Jesus died on the cross to prove that to us…The Bible is written for us to know clearly, from Genesis all the way through to Revelation, Who Jesus was and what He did for us. And the more I study, the more I read, the more I find out Jesus is not a religious person, God…
Acts 8:4

Acts 8:1-25

Vintage message from December 8, 1996. “We are the greatest [as] evangelists when we come to the place of realizing that we’re nothing special. God loves us all the same. God will not show favoritism…The fact is that God loves us all, and He wants us to be responsive to Him and to be filled with His Spirit…He wants all of us to be able to go out and tell someone that in the Name of Jesus Christ, you can…
Acts 7:60

Acts 6:8-7:60

Vintage message from December 1, 1996. “The greatest witness you can be,…the greatest example you can be, the greatest argument you can have against a dying and unbelieving world, is just simply knowing the facts of history, sharing what God has already done in this world… Sometimes we will be faced with hardships. We will be faced with people who want to condemn us, and the greatest defense that we have is history. The greatest defense that we can make…
Acts 6:7

Acts 6:1-7

Vintage message from November 24, 1996. “What has God called us to do? What is our call to this world? Same as Jesus’s: to love the world, to love the lost. Not to go out and pick fights with them, and not to go out and slam them into the ground, not to put them down for what they believe… He is not hindered by the things that I do, and He is not hindered by the things I don’t…
Acts 5:39

Acts 5:12-42

Vintage message from November 17, 1996. “God doesn’t want us to do things in the name of the church… He doesn’t want us to do things in the name of our flesh. He wants us to live our lives in the Name of Jesus Christ…If what we’re doing is of human origin, then it should fail. But if it’s of God, then it will never fail. God does not fail in getting the gospel out.” Dave Elkins
Acts 5:11

Acts 5:1-11

Vintage message from November 10, 1996. “We are all such hypocrites when it comes to this idea of wanting people to think that we’re good. Wanting people to see us as something that we’re not. We all want to be like Barnabas. We all want to have these pure, godly, unselfish motives. We would all like to be able to stand up in the face of God and say, ‘God, I want to serve You for the simple sake of…