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When Prayer Prevents Piety – Jonah 2

Everyone agrees that Jonah rebels in chapter one. But the question is when Jonah repents. Some think that Jonah begins to repent in chapter one, when he has the sailors throw him into the sea. Others think that Jonah repents in chapter two, when he…
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November 14, 2016
ActsSermons

Title or Testimony? – Acts 26

God’s work in our lives gives us a testimony to new purpose, news to proclaim, and the ability to live with poise. The first is a new direction, the second is a new declaration, the third is a new disposition. Preached at Grace Pasadena in…
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September 3, 2016
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Whatever Gods May Be – Acts 17

Vagueness in our beliefs about God is not merely an affliction of the young and the restless. It reflects a much larger uncertainty in our culture towards ideas of God. And there are many reasons for this. For one thing, when we encounter the diversity…
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August 21, 2016
ActsSermons

Called Christians – Acts 11

This passage gives us one of the most beautiful portraits in Scripture of what it means to be a part of the church, the one, holy, catholic, apostolic church. We see what the church is called to be: an international movement that moves by grace…
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August 7, 2016
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The Clean and the Common – Acts 10

We naturally gravitate towards people who are like us, who eat the same food that we do, who follow similar rhythms, who share similar values. There’s something human and healthy about this. But cultural difference also has a way of separating us from others who…
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July 31, 2016
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No Other Name – Acts 4

We cannot keep silent, the apostles say. Why? Because there is something we’ve been given to do that no one else can do, and there is something we’ve been given to say that no one else can say. So, what does the church have to…
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July 11, 2016
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Spirit Poured Out – Acts 2

The gift of the Holy Spirit profoundly shapes the way we see ourselves, the way we see our church, and the way we see the story of the world. Jesus pours out the Holy Spirit on the church, evoking our wonder and empowering our witness.…
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June 16, 2016