“Why Our Wonder is Fleeting”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | In all the tainted history of the church, where did it go wrong? The answer lies in terse exchange between the Apostle Paul and a very corrupt high priest. (Acts 22:22-23:10)

“Paul’s Plays His Trump Cards”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 21:27-22:22 | As he faced murder by a rioting mob, Paul played every card in his hand to win their souls. The question now is, what ‘cards’ are we playing in the battle for souls? This is no game…

“What to Do When There’s No Way Out”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 21:17-22:1

“Prophecy and ‘The People of the Book'”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 21: 1-17 (Part 2)

“The Greatest Honor in the World”

 

Acts 21:1016 | Pastor Jay McCarl | How much does God love you? More than you ever guessed, and all His honor hangs on it. If you struggle with God’s love, this may be the cure.

“Grace, Karma and the Pirate’s Code”

 

Nothing challenges modern Christians like a sermon on giving to the poor. The gauntlet has been thrown down… (Acts 20:34-35)

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” (Church Leadership, Finale)

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 20: Revelation 2-3; Ephesians 3:14-21 | What is the one thing Jesus demands of His leaders? This is the big one, church leaders… (Church Leadership, Finale)

“Inside Attack!” (Church Leadership, Part 5)

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 20:30-31 | The most devastating attacks on the church often come from within—and the world is watching… (Church Leadership, Part 5)

“Dancing With Wolves” (Church Leadership, Part 4)

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 20:28-29 | Paul told church leaders their flocks would be attacked by ‘savage wolves’. He also told them what to expect and how to prepare in just a few words. A powerful message about taking care of God’s church. (Church Leadership, Part 4)

“Don’t Go Off Subject” (Church Leadership, Part 3)

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 20:25-28 | Church Leadership, Part 3: The answer to why the church is essential, including a provocation to the shepherds of God’s flock to never go off subject. ‘Nuff said.

“Racing Toward an Uncertain Future” (Church Leadership, Part 2)

 

Jay McCarl | Acts 20:22-24 | What could possibly be more valuable than a single human life? Paul attacks the question head-on and makes himself—and us—part of the equation. Especially for church leaders, elders, pastors, rectors, bishops, reverends and sheep.

“The Screaming of the Lambs” (Church Leadership, Part 1)

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 20:13-21 | Church leadership in 2020 is shifting under duress—from trendiness to ‘fish or cut bait’. The warnings of Paul were never more timely. Part 1.

“Rest, Unrest and All the Rest”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 20:1-12 | On which day should the church meet—Saturday or Sunday? More than that—what exactly is a day of rest really for? Take a break and get blessed.

“Beggars Who Bless”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 19:20-21; 20:1-6

“Something About that Violent Protest”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 19:21-20:1

[For the record—I misidentified the source and location of a very important verse I quoted: Peter, not Jesus, said “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God…” —1 Peter 2:12. Sorry for the confusion. —Jay]

“Magic Christians”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 19:1-20 | Jesus’ Name isn’t a magic word–here’s why.

“Women in Ministry?”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 18:18-28

“Oaths, Baptism and Other Controversies”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 18:18-19:7

“Shocking Transformations”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 18:12-17

“Powerful Words for Crazy Times”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 18:1-11 | History is packed with crazy times—so are our lives. Here’s what Jesus had to say about them…

“Real Empowerment in an Age of Self”

 

A powerful message for Pentecost Sunday. Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 2:42-43#

“The Plague and the Poet”

 

Paul’s address to the philosophers of Mars Hill gripped them like iron, yet they still mocked it. Their reasons persist to this day. A provocation to the modern world, Christian or otherwise. Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 17:16-34

“Working Off That Flabby Doctrine”

 

In the age of cable news and social media, even bad information can sound believable. When it comes to sound doctrine, Christians can be the same way. Here’s a provocation that might keep the train on the tracks.

Pastor jay McCarl | Acts 17:10-15

“The Mark of Ministry vs The Mark of the Beast”

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 17:1-9

What is the Mark of the Beast? What is bedrock of Ministry? What do these two radically different subjects have in common? Very little, but Paul’s mission to the Thessalonians sheds a lot of light on both. Consider yourself challenged.

“Fortune-Telling and the Silence of God”

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 16:14-18 | Are you afraid of your future? Has God been silent? A confrontation between Paul and a demon in Philippi is both a warning and comfort as we wait for God’s will.

“Does the Resurrection Matter Anymore?” (Audio)

Pastor Jay McCarl | Resurrection Sunday’s Sermon confronts the most pivotal question of our time: Does the Resurrection really matter anymore?

Good Friday: “The Cross You Never Saw”

Pastor Jay McCarl | A special Good Friday Sermon—you’ll never see the Cross—or yourself—the same way again…

“When God’s Will Makes No Sense”

Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 16:1-15
The Apostle Paul saw two enormous opportunities to preach to untold thousands—and God said ‘no’. He ended up with an audience of less than ten—all women—in a foreign land. And it changed the world…

“When Christians Clash”

Pastor Jay McCarl, Acts 15:36-41
Paul and Barnabas more than disagreed, they were furious. Who was at fault? Did they ever reconcile? Did any good come of it? What does it say to today’s ministers? A game-changer.

“A Tale of Two Letters”

Pastor Jay McCarl
Acts 15:22-35

“The Idol of Tolerance”

Pastor Jay McCarl
Acts 15:12-20

“When Paul Opposed Peter”

Pastor Jay McCarl
Acts 14:23-15:11
It was no surprise when Paul opposed Peter–what was shocking was Peter’s response. May we learn as he did…

“Who Will Go Through the Tribulation?”

Pastor Jay McCarl
Acts 14:21-22

“Love that Stings the Eyes”

Pastor Jay McCarl
Acts 14:1-7

“Termites in the Floor—The Apostasy” Prophecy Update, Part 3

It has been said, “It’s not the enemy at the door, it’s the termites in the floor.” That’s the nature of perhaps the most insidious event of End-Times Prophecy—the Great Apostasy. Prophecy Update Part 3, Pastor Jay McCarl

“World on the Brink” – Prophecy Update Part 1

What in the world is happening? Exactly what the Bible told us. Here’s part 1 of a big update.
Pastor Jay McCarl

“The Shame and the Glory”

Part 2 of a Christmas cliffhanger. (Luke 2:1-20)
Pastor Jay McCarl

“The High Cost of Christmas”

Pastor Jay McCarl
Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25

“Continuing in the Grace of God”

Pastor Jay McCarl
Acts 13:43-45

“Prophecy: The Bedrock of the Gospel”

Pastor Jay McCarl
Acts 13:23-47; Isaiah 52-53

“Answering for God in Worst-Case Scenarios” (Interview with Pastor Jay)

Podcast interview with Pastor Jay by Pastor Bill Holdridge of Poimen Ministries; from Jay’s book, Answering Evil Expanded Edition

“Do We Really Need Church?”

 

Pastor Jay McCarl
Acts 13:6-12