The arrival of the Messiah-King was nothing that was expected but everything it was intended to be
The more things change, the more they stay the same, and still no one can stop the gospel.
Knowing that God is in control and that his gospel will ultimately triumph allows us, like Paul, to take creative risks for God and trust him in times of confusion and suffering.
Each person must give an account for how they will respond to the gospel–as fan, foe or follower.
Never doubt God's soverignty when the plan doesn't work, or when He seems to be missing from the story.
We can take courage that God's plan for our lives is not a game of chance, but found in the faithful reassurance of Jesus.
Our true identity is only found in Jesus, not our biological or cultural influences.
Discerning God's will in a particular situation isn't always easy. God desires that we walk so closely with Him, that we discern His guidance as we live in obedience to His Word, in dependence on His Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit fuels his mission by empowering leaders in the church to serve like Christ, with humility integrity and faithfulness.
Christians need other Christians to come alongside of them and to speak God's word.
God loves to use major disturbances to create great awakenings, furthering the witness of the gospel.
Life with Holy Spirit changes everything!
In the face of opposition, God steps in with a promise of presence, protection and people.
When the message of the gospel is contextualized, it answers the most diverse and complex questions of the culture.
As followers of Jesus turn up their witness, forces of darkness are disrupted.
At the intersection of law of grace, lies a new covenant community.
We are conditioned for comfort and convenience, however, God invites us into the mess of mission.
God uses our history to tell His story, and to make us a light to the nations
God is where fear and faith meet.
Series: Birth of a Nation \ Message: Bring Em Out
Text: Acts 12:1-24 \ Week: 21
Big Idea: With the greatest adventure comes great persecution, setting us up for a great rescue.