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Tag: Apostle Paul
“Why There Must Be a Tribulation”
It’s a question that’s seldom asked: the Tribulation is coming—but why? Why must there be God’s Wrath—when will it hit, and who must suffer through it? The answers are shattering and glorious—and beyond words… (Revelation 6 supplement)
“Good Friday—The ‘Eucatastrophe’ of History”
“Good Friday” is a strange name for the day Jesus died—it was so much more than words could ever tell. So God showed us…
“The Rules that Jesus Broke” (Special Guest, Ken Needham)
Jesus did and said the unthinkable to people who were untouchable—people like us. Now it’s our turn. (Special guest speaker, Ken Needham)
“Until Yesterday” (Pastor Jim Milne)
Yet another great message by Pastor Jim Milne, from Ecclesiastes 4:4 & Matthew 4:4. Enjoy.
“Where Will You Be at the End of the World?”
In one little verse Daniel summarizes the fate of the world, the origin of the Rapture and the whole reason Believers believe. Sadly, this greatest end-times event is often preached in whispers and received with rolled eyes, even though it’s the shining jewell of the salvation message. Don’t miss this one—you’ll be blessed—and moved.
“Remember the Past to Stand Firm Today” (Pastor Jim Milne)
What can Christians learn about God from 9/11? Why did He allow that act of terror—and what do we do with His challenging answer? Another great message from Pastor/Chaplain Jim Milne.
“Anger—Without Sinning” (Ephesians 4:26-27)
Paul told the Ephesian church ‘when you get angry, don’t sin’ — but is ‘righteous indignation’ possible, even in God’s eyes—or is it simply a myth? If you ever get angry, this message is for you…
“Vision of the World’s End”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Daniel 2:22-46 | Nebuchadnezzar’s troubling dream was a vision of the world’s political future—and his own; and though he didn’t like it, he discovered the God of the universe—Who, to his surprise, had already discovered him…
Pastor Jay McCarl | Daniel 2:1-23 | God wants to heard and clearly understood—so He gave Nebuchadnezzar a nightmare that could only be answered by a young captive from Judah. God uses the smallest people to broadcast His intentions—even to a very dangerous king…
“God Just Rang Your Bell”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Daniel 1:11-21 | In their futile attempt to assimilate four young Jews, Babylon rang a bell that still resounds today. God arranged the whole thing, of course—and He’s doing it with you, too—right now. Here’s how…
“The Fall of the Cancel Culture”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Daniel 1:3-16 | For thousands of years, many have tried to cancel God, His Word and His people—but they only grow more memorable in the fray. Here’s why the ‘cancel culture’ has always failed…
“The Coming Christian Catastrophe”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Daniel 1:1-2 | The events that brought disaster upon Judah in Daniel’s time are being repeated today—and Daniel’s Book stands as a warning—perhaps an indictment—of the 21st century church…
“Another Fine Mess” (Book of Daniel Introduction)
Pastor Jay McCarl | Deut. 28, 2 Kings 24-25 | The tragic story of a disaster that led to a tremendous cure for God’s people…
“Therefore—What Are You Here For?”
Pastor Brit Grim | Galatians 6:1-16 | You gotta hear this one…
“The Church in the Rearview Mirror” (Acts, Conclusion)
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 28:11-31 | Today’s church looks ahead to a shining new direction tempered by great uncertainty about its future. Perhaps we should be looking in the rearview mirror at the newborn church, who knew exactly what they were and why…
“When God Gives You Snakes with Your Shipwreck”
God made Paul endure a shipwreck then let a viper bite him—was this God’s will? Definitely. And here’s why it was so good… (Acts 28:1-10)
“For Those Who Can’t Walk on Water”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 27 | Paul got shipwrecked three times yet never once walked on water. What about that—and why can’t we when our ships go down?
“Standing in a Kneeling World”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 27:1-20 | The Apostle Paul was a prisoner, headed to Rome on a hurricane-driven ship. But why was he really on that ship? The answer will surprise—and change you.
“Can’t Buy Me Love…” (Pastor Jim Milne)
What does God’s love look like in practice? Here are a few thoughts from Pastor Jim Milne for Valentine’s Day. Sweeten someone’s day. (1 Cor. 13)
“The Most Excellent Way…” (Manny Chaves)
Some great thoughts on God’s love by church Elder Manny Chaves (while Pastor Jay quarantines this week). Love one another! (1 Cor. 13)
“Almost a Christian” Part 2
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 26 | Almost a Christian? There’s no such thing—as King Agrippa learned when he put Paul on trial… [Note: “My mouth occasionally moves faster than my brian. At one point I referred to ‘Festus’ as ‘king of the Jews’ when I meant to say ‘Agrippa’ (but you likely figured that out already).” —Jay]
“Almost a Christian” Part 1
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 25-26 | Paul was a prisoner on trial—which also gave him a captive audience—Roman Dignitaries all. The battle for souls was engaged…
“An Inconvenient Salvation”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 24 | The Apostle Paul was on trial before Roman Governor Felix—but it was really the other way around. A sermon for those times when life gets too real…
“Called to Do the Dishes”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 23:12-35 | Paul was in big trouble with a lot of dangerous people, but he was unstoppable—God was just beginning the biggest part of his ministry. What doe this have to do with washing dishes? You’ll find out…
“Where Was Jesus When I Needed Him?”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 23:11 | The question we all want answered…
“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)
“Is the World Out of Control?” (Bob Clark)
Bob Clark | Psalm 2:1-12 | Well, IS it? Listen to this…
“Why the World Awaits You” (Lane Wettengel, CRI)
Psalm 67 | Guest Speaker Lane Wettengel (CRI) | The Lord Jesus didn’t tell His followers to invite people to church—He told them to go. He didn’t pour out His Spirit on His people to feel good about their church, He told them to go—and He hasn’t rescinded His command. Whether it’s our next door neighbor or someone on the other side of the world, people need Jesus. Near or far, His church was commissioned to take the Gospel to the lost and needy of the world and to encourage missionaries serving in field. And His church is us.
“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.
“Compassion!” (Manny Chaves)
Manny Chaves—excellent Bible teacher, story-teller and Red Sox fan | 8-16-2020
“Grounded” (Brit Grim)
Pastor Brit Grim | Acts 2:36-41
“Are You A Victim of Distraction?” (Jim Milne)
A penetrating Sunday Sermon by Associate Pastor Jim Milne—prepare for a great punchline. Enjoy…!
“Women in Ministry?”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 18:18-28
“Oaths, Baptism and Other Controversies”
Pastor Jay McCarl | Acts 18:18-19:7
“The Incomparable Book of Ruth”
Special Guest Speaker, Matthew Shepherd | The Book of Ruth
This will blow your mind and bless your heart.
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…
“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
“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.
“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
“The Idol of Tolerance”
Pastor Jay McCarl