“Well Pleased” – Disciple (n./v.) – Baptize in the Name

Sunday, February 3, 2012 As Jesus addressed his disciples for the last time on top of this mountain, he chose his words carefully.  He authorized them and commanded them to make disciples for him.  Then he told them to baptize in the Triune name of God.  What does that mean, especially when we don’t find Jesus teaching about baptism … Read more

“Because of Love” – GodSing – “The Steadfast Love of the Lord”

Sunday, December 30, 2012 It’s a popular praise and worship song with our  African members.  “The Steadfast Love of the Lord.”  It speaks to how faithful our God is to us even when the world seems to be crashing around us.  Listen to Rev. Lusienie Fofana preach about the amazing love God has for us. … Read more

“The Same… Yet Different” – Acts 22

Sunday, September 2, 2012 Yes… and no.  Now… and not yet.  The same… yet different.  It’s so confusing to hear someone talk about something that is complex and seemingly paradoxical.  Which is it?  Both!  The Christian life is filled with paradox.  So, are you a sinner or a saint?  The answer is… yes. Readings: Acts … Read more

“Guided Tour” – Acts 8

Sunday, June 3, 2012 The story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch is often used to show how we are to take our chances to explain the Bible to people.  In the original language the eunuch asks for Philip to guide him.  To guide is very different than to explain.  Listen to Pastor Seabaugh as he guides … Read more

“Compelled” – Acts 4

Sunday, May 13, 2012 We are compelled to do and say all sorts of things.  We feel as if there is no other choice.  Peter and John were also compelled to speak the truth at the same court that sent Jesus to be crucified.  What compels us?  Is it the truth… or fear? Readings: Acts 4:1-22, 2 … Read more

“In Common” – Acts 2:42-47

Sunday, April 29, 2012 What is the “church?”  Seriously!  We call the building a “church.”  We go to “church.”  We call these people the “church.”  Which is it?  We have a glimpse in Acts 2:42-47 of the very first church.  Do we look like that?  Should we look like that?  Listen and reflect on who … Read more