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Introduction to the Book of Acts Acts Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:49 2017-08-13 God the Holy SpiritChronological Study-Early ChurchWitnessing 001- Chronological History of the Early Church -The Book of Acts is a vital account of the early church and is important for us to understand in establishing the faith and practice of the Body of Christ. This introduction provides background and a framework for our ongoing study.
The Promise of The Father Acts 1 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:53:14 2017-08-20 God the FatherJesusGod the SonGod the Holy SpiritChronological Study-Early Church 002 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - Jesus left this earth with a promise of power, and pronouncing a blessing on the church. He also described what would undeniably happen when a person receives the salvation and power of God.
When Pentecost Had Fully Come Acts 2:1-15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:41 2017-08-27 God the Holy SpiritHolinessPentecostChronological Study-Early ChurchGifts of the Spirit 003 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - In a once in history event, the Holy Spirit comes upon a group of people earnestly waiting as Jesus commanded them, and the church is born. In doing so, God has given us the power to do all He has called to do, and yet - we argue over other issues that the passage describes.
This is That Acts 2:15-40 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:09 2017-09-03 GospelSalvationPentecostChronological Study-Early Church 004 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. In boldness that can only be attributed to the supernatural power of God, Peter the apostle stood up and proclaimed the gospel in a way that is a foundation for the church. It was unflinching in its truth and its call for only one possible response. And importanly, it revealed the truth of the New Covenant that was given in the Old Covenant.
Edify, Unify, Magnify, Multipy Acts 2:40-47 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:19 2017-09-17 PrayerServing the LordGod the Holy SpiritFearWorshipServing OthersChronological Study-Early Church 005 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. Pentecost was the beginning of the church. While the miracles and and signs were amazing, it was not the sound of the mighty rushing wind, the tongues or even the baptism of 3000 that was God's sustaining work. It was the word, the worship, communion and prayer the matured the Body of Christ. This is the foundation of every Christ honoring church, and the plumbline of all practice.
The Cross:Intersection of God's Sovereignty and Man's Responsibility Acts 3:17-26 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:38:53 2017-10-01 GospelGraceMan's Sinful ConditionSovereigntyRestorationRepentanceChronological Study-Early Church 007 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. That Jesus died was in God's plan but it does not relieve us of our responsibility. The Gospel is not complete without an understanding of sin. Grace cannot be understood if we don't understand the cost of that gift so freely given to us.
They Had Been With Jesus Acts 4:1-13 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:46:24 2017-10-15 GospelSalvationGod the Holy SpiritChronological Study-Early Church 008 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. An act of kindness by Peter and John in the name of Jesus leads to both salvation for many and the beginning of persecution of the church. What becomes clear is that these men had the greatest of credentials to preach of salvation - they had been with Jesus.
Persecution and Prayer Acts 4:13-33 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:38:08 2017-10-22 PrayerEvangelismFaithChronological Study-Early ChurchPersecution 009 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. We must come to a point in our lives that we have to decide whether it is best to follow man or God. And the greatest response is not to appeal to man, but to God.
Aninias and Sapphira: A Lesosn in Purity in the Church Acts 4:32-5:13 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:53 2017-10-29 ForgivenessFearGiving / TithingChronological Study-Early ChurchPurity 010 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - When we ask for the power of God we need to ask for the purity of God. We see how God dealt with deception in the early church. Just because people aren't falling over dead because of their sin does not mean that God takes it any less seriously.
Boldness in Opposition Acts 5:13-43 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:16 2017-11-05 FaithHopeChronological Study-Early ChurchPersecutionPurity 011 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - The church's prayer for boldness was met with stiff opposition. That applies as much today as it did then. Whenever we are walking contrary to the world we can expect two things: the opposition of the world and the faithfulness of the Lord.
Template for Problem Solving Acts 6:1-8 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:51:47 2017-11-12 Serving the LordGodly CharacterChronological Study-Early Church 012 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. When a problem arose in the early days of the church it took spiritual wisdom and a desire to do the right thing to keep Satan from using it to his advantage. Thus was born the office of the deacon in the church. Servants of the highest caliber, who were to be filled with wisdom and the Holy Spirit so that they might tend to even the most obscure of ministries.
Trappings Acts 6:8-7:60 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:57:05 2017-11-19 GloryReligionIdolatryChronological Study-Early ChurchPersecution 013 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - Stephen was full of wisdom and the power of the Holy Spirit. While that gives us all we need to live a life in the service of God it also guarantees the opposition of strong enemies, and sometimes that enemy is the trappings of power. How we handle it is a measure of our faith.
Stephen and Philip: Studies in The Power of the Spirit Acts 7:54-8:8, 26-40 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:37 2017-11-26 God the Holy SpiritGodly CharacterChronological Study-Early ChurchCouragePersecution 014 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - Jesus was and is very interested in the individual. Because two normal men were willing to be filled with the Spirit, and the power and wisdom of God, the Lord used them to impact the world.
We Need the Holy Spirit Acts 8:5-25 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:03 2017-12-03 God the Holy SpiritChronological Study-Early Church 015 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - The power of God is not to be bought and sold as some commodity. Tragically, many have been shipwrecked in their faith by the infidelity of the church. But we have available to us the power of God in the person of the Holy Spirit to live the life that God desires in us.
What Would You Have Me Do Lord? Acts 9:1-20 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:26 2018-01-07 Serving the LordJesusGod the SonForgivenessRepentanceMercyChronological Study-Early ChurchPersecution 016 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. In one of the most famous scenes from the Bible, Saul the persecutor of Christians is laid low and begins a lifelong journey devoted to the Jesus whom he tried to eliminate. The Holy Spirit uses this acount not only to speak to us about the depth of forgiveness available to us, but also how simple obedience can further the kingdom of God.
Walking in the Fear of the Lord and Comfort of the Holy Spirit Acts 9:31-43 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:27 2018-01-21 EvangelismServing the LordGod the Holy SpiritSovereigntyMiraclesServing OthersChronological Study-Early Church 017 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - Peter, in his obedience to God, shows us that our journey with the Lord while on a narrow road is anything but straight. Our obedience to Him might find us in situations and places we never may have imagined. And getting there is always an opportunity to serve Him. This time took him to the verge of changiing not only his own heart, but the world.
God Does Not Look On the Outside Acts 10 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:53:16 2018-01-28 GospelSovereigntyObedienceChronological Study-Early Church 018 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. God uses a hungry apostle to illustrate that the Gospel is for everyone equally, and that God does not value one type of person over another.
Between God and Tradition Acts 11 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:51:29 2018-02-04 GraceObedienceLegalismChronological Study-Early Church 019 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. Peter finds himself on the outs with his Christian companions because he dared to go against their traditions and welcome others who didn't look like them. Fortunately, could soundly say that if they had any issues, they should take it up with the Holy Spirit.
Stretching Out Acts 12 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:27 2018-02-11 PrayerSovereigntyTribulationChronological Study-Early ChurchPersecution 020 - Chronological Study of the Early Church.Peter dealt with persecution by hanging on to the promises of Jesus, even as the world changed around him and threatened this nascent move of God. In the meantime the church was not even confident in its own fervent prayer. Even so, throughout history, in spite of who thinks they rule the world, God's Word continues to grow and multiply.
Justification, Sanctification, Consecration Acts 13:1-15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:51 2018-02-18 EvangelismServing the LordMissionsLeadershipChronological Study-Early Church 021 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. As the Gospel begins to spread we see strong dependence by the church on the Holy Spirit, This leads to strong leadership, and a willingness to be lead into new things - resulting in the Gospel being taken to all of the known world. What would be the result if the church today was just as dependent and open to the leading of the Holy Spirit? What if we were willing to be 'set aside' for the work of God?
Pressing On Acts 13:15-52 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:53 2018-02-25 GraceEvangelismIsraelChronological Study-Early ChurchPersecution 022 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - Very often religious people need to hear the same thing that the unreligious do - that God loves them and that His grace is sufficient. That message was embraced by the outsiders, but rejected by the established religious. Paul and Barnabas were not discouraged, but continued in their mission.
Courage Acts 14:7-28 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:24 2018-03-04 GospelMissionsTribulationChronological Study-Early Church 023 - Chronological Study of the Early Church: With a fervor that can only come from God, Paul and Barnabas faced obstacles that included threats but also the temptation to receive glory that only belongs to God. While we celebrate the spread of the Gospel, this account also provides an encouragement and a warning.
Jerusalem Council Acts 15:1-35 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:27 2018-03-11 GospelServing the LordChronological Study-Early Church 024 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - What is necessary for salvation? That has been the question that has perplexed people and churches unnecessarily for millenia. The elders and leaders of the early church come together at a pivotal and crucial moment in church history to answer that question - using the Scriptures and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
I've Been Expecting You James 1:1-8 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:37 2018-03-18 TrialsChronological Study-Early Church 025 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. We approach trials as enemies of our comfort instead of seeing them as opportunities to work with God to strengthen our faith and produce patience in our lives. This passage of James tells us that we are to greet trials as expectant visitors when we are living to please God.
Practical, Faithful Religion James 1:9-27 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:58:02 2018-03-25 GraceFaithHypocrisyReligionChronological Study-Early Church 026 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - James continues to explore the trials that we face as Christians, while offering practical ways to escape temptations, and to live a life that brings pleasure to God and blessing to our lives and work.
Getting Wisdom, Using Wisdom James 3:13-18 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:07 2018-05-20 PentecostChronological Study-Early ChurchWisdom 030 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. We akk need wisdom. But what is it? What does it look? How do I get it? God has a lot to say about wisdom throughout His word, since He is the source it. Need wisdom? Start here.
Draw Near To God and He Will Draw Near To You James 4 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:53:55 2018-05-27 EpistlesPrayerGodly CharacterCompromiseIdolatryChronological Study-Early Church 031 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. We sometimes think that God has moved away from us, but it is we who have moved. James explores the many ways that we find ourselves as supposed castoffs and deals with the real heart issues that keep us far from God.
“The Lord is At Hand” James 5:1-12 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:28 2018-06-03 Money and FinanceContentmentIdolatryChronological Study-Early Church 032 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. It is vital in the life of a Christian to maintain a sense of hope in a world of unfairness. The only way to do that is to know the the Lord, our judge, is at hand.
God Uses Imperfect People Acts 15:35-16:14 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:32 2018-06-17 God the Holy SpiritChronological Study-Early Church 034 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - God will continue to use imperfect people. Paul and Barnaabas prove that as they contended with each other sharply over the way to do the work of God. We don't know who ultimately was right, but we know that both share being wrong.
Praise God in the Midst of Struggle Acts 16:16-40 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:42:59 2018-06-24 EvangelismLovePraiseChronological Study-Early ChurchPersecution 035 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. Paul and Silas are thrown in prison for doing what God called them to do. What could have resulted in a sense of betrayal instead was an opportunity to praise God for being used to His purposes. How can we learn to praise God in the midst of what we think are unreasonable circumstances?
Tale of Three Cities Acts 17 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:32 2018-07-01 EvangelismChronological Study-Early ChurchPersecution 036 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. Three cities, three approaches, three results. As Paul and Silas continued to preach the Gospel during their missionary journey it was very important to be responsive to the wisdom of God.
Lessons from the Road: Corinth Acts Acts 18:1-22 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:05:14 2018-07-22 FearChronological Study-Early ChurchStewardship 037 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. Paul's passion was to spread the Gospel, and he knew it would require hard, sometimes difficult work. But in the middle of God's promises, he also knew that it is always too soon to quit when you are doing what God has called you to do.
Reputation Matters 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:41 2018-08-05 AuthorityChronological Study-Early ChurchStewardshipReputationIntegrity 039 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. Our reputation is one of the most valuable things we have. Especially as it reflects on God and His kingdom. This should lead us to develop a strong reputation for His sake and His kingdom.
"Satan Can Hinder Us, But Not Stpo Us" 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:53:28 2018-08-12 SatanTribulationChronological Study-Early ChurchReturn of JesusRapture 040 - Chronological Study of the Early Church. Paul warned the church that affliction would be a part of their lives as followers of Jesus. And Paul demonstrated in his life that while we have an enemy who throws obstacles in our way he can only delay the church but he cannot stop it.
Walking to Please God 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:51:24 2018-08-19 SexualitySinHolinessBiblical AuthorityAdulteryPornographyChronological Study-Early Church 041 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - We often wonder what the will of God is for our lives. It has to start here - our sanctification. God has much to say about how we are to conduct our lives. These include our approach to sex, work, and living a quiet life.
Waiting for the Rapture 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:32 2018-09-09 End TimesDeathChronological Study-Early ChurchRapture 042 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - The Apostle Paul took great care to preach not only the death and resurrection of Jesus, but also His imminent return. Just as the early church did, we are to wait in expectation for that glorious event with hope that keeps us holy. And according to instruction, these are words with which we are to comfort one another.
Sleepwalking Into Eternity 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:18 2018-09-16 End TimesChronological Study-Early ChurchDivine Judgment 043 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - As followers of Jesus we are in the unique position to discern the times and seasons. Because we have God's word, the activities of this world take on a very different perspective which should order our lives, Are you asleep to what is going on aroung you as you wait for Jesus to return?
Fully Belonging to God 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:59 2018-09-23 EpistlesLoveHolinessLeadershipSufferingChronological Study-Early Church 044 - Chronological Study of the Early Church - In this ending to Paul's first letter he is speaking to the vitality and health of the local church in Thessalonica, and it has been passed down for us.  Respect for leadership in the church  Dealing with difficult people in the church  Personal holiness
Glorifying God in Persecution 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:30 2018-09-30 TribulationChronological Study-Early ChurchDivine Judgment 045 - Chronological Study of the Early Church: As Christians, we will always be at odds with the rest of the world if we are living according to the Gospel. Does our life convey that we are worthy of the calling of the Gospel? Can we give glory to God in the midst, and because of, the persecution we may face?

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