Heartbeats of a Living Church
Acts 1:1-11| 06/03/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: We launch our Acts: Church Alive series by interrogating the first eleven verses to learn why the book was written and how fantastically significant it is for God's people in every generation.
The Living Church Is Devoted to Knowing God's Word
Acts 2:42 | 06/24/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: Over and over Acts demonstrates that Gospel gladness and Gospel obedience were launched by devotion to the Scriptures. As the Word was heard, inside and outside the flock, the Holy Spirit moved through it with power.
The Living Church Sees Jesus Change Lives
Acts 8-9 | 07/15/2018 | Craig Larson
Summary: RSBC Youth Leader, Craig Larson, unfolds the life-altering, miraculous salvation of bloodthirsty, religious zealot Saul of Tarsus in this urgent sermon.
The Living Church Lives with One Aim
Acts 2:42-47| 08/19/2018 | Pastor Jason Allen
Summary: A church, living with hearts tuned Jesus, is an attractive and compelling force for the Gospel. But a church, living with hearts tuned to anything else (even good things), will become “consumed with itself” and will eventually move towards irrelevance.
The Living Church Relies on the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-41 | 06/10/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: How did God initiate the global expansion of the church and what keeps His people empowered towards His mission today? Jesus pours out the amazing, personal, powerful Holy Spirit to give immediate and sustained life to each believer in each living, local church. Is He amazing to you?
The Living Church Is Fully Surrendered to Jesus, Part 1
Acts 5:29 | 07/01/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: Christians in every century are tempted toward compromise and Gospel-quenching self-focus. Explore three scenes from Acts that expose common sin drifts that occur within the church. And remember the power of full surrender to our Savior.
The Living Church Listens to God's Leadings
Acts 13:1-12 | 07/22/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: One of Acts themes is the incredible, essential role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church. He continually works, speaks, convicts, and transforms. This sermon focuses on how to prep ourselves so that the Spirit can do the same with us.
The Living Church Keeps Celebrating Jesus
Acts 10:37-43| 08/26/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: Jesus leaves earth in Acts' earliest verses, but He is the central passion and power as the story moves forward. This sermon to RSBC's kids and adults investigates why Jesus is awesome and the center of all we are and do.
The Living Church Is Devoted to Living Side-by-Side
Acts 2:42-48 | 06/17/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit and three thousand people were saved into God's family. Now what? How does the collective body of new believers, then and today, live out their new identities? Acts continues to unfold the amazing picture of a Church Alive.
The Living Church Is Fully Surrendered to Jesus, Part 2
Acts 8:1-8 | 07/08/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: Faithful Christians are recipients of both praise and persecution. Difficulty will come. Acts demonstrates this in numerous ways so that the Church today can glean wisdom, courage, and gladness while we speak and show the Gospel to others.
The Living Church Moves the Gospel Forward
Various Passages in Acts | 08/05/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: As the Father sent His Son so now His Son's redeemed people are sent. Acts pulls us in to this momentum, and relays many stories to excite and equip us for Gospel mission.
The Living Church Overcomes Enemies By Treasuring Jesus
Acts 21-28| 09/02/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: The last chapters of the Acts emphasize Paul's difficult trials and Paul's trial-crushing endurance in treasuring Jesus Christ. This sermon surveys these chapters to find common enemies that trip up believers and ask key questions to aid us in treasuring Jesus with a persevering tenacity.