A Charge To The Elders

In our passage today, Paul is just about to set sail for Jerusalem, But before he departs, he needs to make sure that the elders in Ephesus understand that he is passing on the baton of leadership and that they understand what it will look like to shepherd the church in the days to come. […]

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Paul’s Priorities

Following the riot in Ephesus that we considered last Sunday, Paul sets off and makes his way back to Jerusalem. In today’s passage, we find a record of Paul’s travel log along with a brief account of his visit in Troas.  Acts 20:1-16

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The Baptism Of John

In our passage this morning, we are going to read about two different episodes in the early days at Ephesus. In both episodes, Paul and his team encounter people in Ephesus who are well-intentioned but ill-informed. In particular, it appears that there was confusion surrounding the issue of baptism. Acts 18:24 – 19:7

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Seasons of Adversity

In today’s passage we find the Apostle Paul feeling a bit beaten down and yet ministering faithfully in the city of Corinth.  Looking back, we can see all the ways that God was working but Paul couldn’t see it at the time. None of us can when we are living through it. But there are […]

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The first advent swung the door of repentance and restoration wide open to the world and we are living in that season of grace and opportunity right now! Now is the time to bring this good news to the world because, in the second advent, that door of repentance will once and for all be […]

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He Will Save His People

Matthew begins his gospel with a genealogy and we ask ourselves why?  He means for us to see that this child is the CHILD THAT THE WORLD HAS BEEN WAITING FOR! He means for us to recognize that the Old Testament threads of promise – the longings and the expectations and the hopes of the […]

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The Good Shepherd

God promised that a child would come who – at great cost to himself – would once and for all defeat our spiritual enemy and redeem and restore this broken world.  Who is this child? What will he be? How will he set this world right?  Ezekiel 34:11-24

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For To Us A Child Is Born

The most important goal of this series is that we would come away with a greater understanding of who Jesus is and why he is EVERYTHING that this world needs. He is the light of the world! He is our peace! We need to celebrate and share that this Christmas season!  Isaiah 9:1-7

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I Have Many In This City Who Are My People

Despite the Apostle Paul’s early success in Corinth, he was weary and in need of encouragement. The encouragement that he received is encouragement that each and every one of us will need to draw from in seasons of our own weariness. Acts 18:1-11

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