Sermon: The Pastor’s Calling — and Why You Should Care (Acts 20:17-38)

* Listen to the message above.  “Our words are powerless. God’s word is powerful.” In this passage, Paul offers parting words to the Ephesian elders. We learn what being a pastor is all about. (Listen to more messages on Acts.) Delivered by Pastor Nathaniel on November 3, 2019 at Cedar Rock First Baptist Church.

Sermon: Disturbing the Status Quo (Acts 19:21-41)

* Listen to the message above.  “We can’t relegate Jesus to some corner of our lives. Jesus is Lord. We submit everything to him.” Paul has been preaching the gospel in Ephesus, and some silversmiths have had enough — so they instigate a mob. In this message, discover why they were so upset and what we can … More Sermon: Disturbing the Status Quo (Acts 19:21-41)

Sermon: Learning From Others’ Mistakes (Acts 19:11-20)

* Listen to the message above.  “The greatest gift we can give our children is our own personal holiness“ It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s even better to learn from others’ mistakes. On Child-Parent Dedication Sunday, we learn from the mistakes of seven good-for-nothing sons. In particular, we learn that Jesus is not an add-on … More Sermon: Learning From Others’ Mistakes (Acts 19:11-20)

Sermon: The Curious Case of the “Almost Christians” (Acts 19:1-10)

* Listen to the message above.  “To be an almost Christian is to be no Christian at all.“ Is being an almost Christian enough? No, as we see in Acts 19. But there is hope for “almost Christians” — when the repent and believe in Jesus. (Listen to more messages on Acts.) Delivered by Pastor … More Sermon: The Curious Case of the “Almost Christians” (Acts 19:1-10)

Sermon: You’ll Never Outgrow This (Acts 18:18-28)

* Listen to the message above.  “You’re not saved by going to church. But saved people do go to church — because saved people are the church.“ You’ll never outgrow your need for the church, and you’ll never outgrow your need to be teachable. (Listen to more messages on Acts.) Delivered by Pastor Nathaniel on … More Sermon: You’ll Never Outgrow This (Acts 18:18-28)

Sermon: Grace for the Burned Out (Acts 18:1-17)

* Listen to the message above.  “If you’re tired, stressed, anxious and burned out, cling to this truth. God is your heavenly father. He keeps his promises. He loves you. And Jesus is coming back for you.“ Have you ever felt tired, stressed, anxious or burned out? Paul can relate. His second missionary journey had been really, really hard. … More Sermon: Grace for the Burned Out (Acts 18:1-17)

Sermon: In A World of Apples and Oranges, We Are the Mangos (Acts 17:16-34)

* Listen to the message above.  “There’s only one philosophy that’s ultimately true… the gospel of Jesus Christ.“ In Acts 17:26-34, Paul strolls into the city of Athens, Greece, and he talks about Jesus with people who are vastly different than him. We learn to talk about Jesus out of a burden, even though people … More Sermon: In A World of Apples and Oranges, We Are the Mangos (Acts 17:16-34)

Sermon: Do You Submit to God’s Word — or Stand in Judgment Over It? (Acts 17:1-15)

* Listen to the message above. We apologize for the poor audio quality. “You are never too young to cultivate a love for God’s word. And you’re never too old to cultivate a love for God’s word.“ God’s word is a treasure; how do you treat it? This is the question we ask ourselves as … More Sermon: Do You Submit to God’s Word — or Stand in Judgment Over It? (Acts 17:1-15)