Mar 25, 2018
Acts 20:17-38
Series: Acts

Acts 20:17-38

In the latter part of Acts 20, Paul is bidding farewell to the believers at Ephesus. Now, remember Paul came to Ephesus when there were no believers. For three years he had been teaching them for several hours every day. As a result, there was a massive belief in Christ and repentance of sin. So much so that it caused an economic crisis in the local idol-making industry. Paul had grown extremely close to these believers, but it was time to leave. Paul was heading into arrest and persecution and would never see this group of believers again. However, Paul departs with one final inspirational charge to the elders of the church.
Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
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  • Mar 25, 2018Acts 20:17-38
    Mar 25, 2018
    Acts 20:17-38
    Series: Acts

    Acts 20:17-38

    In the latter part of Acts 20, Paul is bidding farewell to the believers at Ephesus. Now, remember Paul came to Ephesus when there were no believers. For three years he had been teaching them for several hours every day. As a result, there was a massive belief in Christ and repentance of sin. So much so that it caused an economic crisis in the local idol-making industry. Paul had grown extremely close to these believers, but it was time to leave. Paul was heading into arrest and persecution and would never see this group of believers again. However, Paul departs with one final inspirational charge to the elders of the church.
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Mar 18, 2018Acts 20:1-16
    Mar 18, 2018
    Acts 20:1-16
    Series: Acts

    Acts 20:1-16

    In the first part of Acts 20, we see how Paul was a great example of a Christian who encouraged other Christians in their faith. How do you receive encouragement? Who are you encouraging? We also looked at Paul’s 10-12 hour teaching that continued past midnight and all the way until daybreak. A few things to remember:
    1. There is apparently no such thing as a preacher going to long.
    2. Paul had a desire to teach Biblical truths, and the people desired to be taught Biblical truths.
    3. Those who love God, love His Word, for this is how we hear God.
    4. Don’t be like Eutychus.
    5. And Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament Feasts
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Mar 11, 2018Acts 19:21-41
    Mar 11, 2018
    Acts 19:21-41
    Series: Acts

    Acts 19:21-41

    At the end of Acts 19, we learn of the temple to Artemis in Ephesus and the idolatry it represented as the largest structure in the ancient world, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. What started with one man coming to town proclaiming the gospel a few years earlier, had caused a very noticeable decline in the worship of Artemis, the traffic to the temple, and the sales of temple souvenirs. We learn of Demetrius and the rioters. The belief system of the people had changed, and there was an immediate change in their behavior. They stopped going to the temple, they stopped buying idols. As they witnessed to others even more people were turning away from idols to the one true God who had provided the one true source of salvation for their sins. These Ephesians no longer believed nor behaved like the rest of the people in their culture. What about you? Has your behavior changed because of your beliefs? Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Mar 4, 2018Acts 19:8-20
    Mar 4, 2018
    Acts 19:8-20
    Series: Acts

    Acts 19:8-20

    In Acts 19 we find that Paul had arrived in Ephesus, spent three months in the Jewish synagogues boldly reasoning and persuading them that Jesus is the Christ. Some believed and some hated, as always seems to be the case when Paul proclaims the gospel. The non-believing Jews cause such a stink that he finally has to go to the Hall of Tyrannus. There he teaches every day for two years. What was the result of Paul's teaching in Ephesus? The result was the confession of sin, repentance from sin, belief in Jesus unto salvation, and the spread of the gospel throughout the continent of Asia. So much so that there was a massive turning of the Ephesians to the one true God.
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Feb 25, 2018Acts 18:18-19:7
    Feb 25, 2018
    Acts 18:18-19:7
    Series: Acts

    Acts 18:18-19:7

    In Acts 18 we have read of great Christian role models of a married couple of Aquilla and Priscilla, as well as Apollos. The end of Paul's second mission trip, and the beginning of his third. This is also the last mention of the gift of supernatural acquisition of languages being spoken in Acts. The same God, the same Savior, the same Holy Spirit is involved in the salvation of all of us. Now Apollos left Ephesus to go to Corinth, but Paul arrives in Ephesus. All people need the gospel: Jews, Samaritans, Gentiles, and even those who went so far as to dedicate themselves to the greatest prophet, John the Baptist. The same God, the same Savior, the same Holy Spirit is involved in the salvation of all of us. Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Feb 18, 2018Acts 18:1-17
    Feb 18, 2018
    Acts 18:1-17
    Series: Acts

    Acts 18:1-17

    In Acts 18 Paul goes to Corinth, a city that worships the Goddess Aphrodite. He reasons with the Jews. They revile and oppose his message, so he shakes off the dust, and tells them that their blood is on their own heads. However, Paul receives a direct vision from Jesus to not fear, not be silent and to keep on talking. This must have been a tremendous source of comfort for Paul. It is as if Jesus says, "Yes, I know you have been run out of every synagogue, every city, beaten and stoned for what you have been saying about me, but keep on doing it." What keeps you from speaking about Jesus? What keeps you silent? Fear of man can have the same result in our lives as well. If this type of struggle to stop talking could happen to Paul, it can certainly happen to us. We need to remind ourselves of these encouraging words of Christ. In a sexually immoral society, the solution was to proclaim Christ, and that is still the solution for our sexually immoral society today. Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Feb 11, 2018Acts 17:16-34
    Feb 11, 2018
    Acts 17:16-34
    Series: Acts

    Acts 17:16-34

    Paul is hidden in Athens by his friends as he is being hunted down. However, he is spiritually provoked by the sinfulness of the area. He knows that they need the gospel and he has what they need. Therefore he will tell them the gospel. Here in this great city of philosophy and religion, Paul proclaims the message of salvation that the Creator God, the only God, has provided salvation through Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. What should these people do? Believe and repent, for the One that God rose from the dead, is the very One that they will face in judgment. Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Feb 4, 2018Acts 17:1-15
    Feb 4, 2018
    Acts 17:1-15
    Series: Acts

    Acts 17:1-15

    Courage and clear gospel content bring conflict and conversions. If a believer has the right content, but no courage then their belief has no impact on others. Likewise, if a believer has courage, but no clear content in their communication of the gospel, then there is no impact on others. Both courage and content are necessary for gospel communication. Paul is an example of a Christian who had both the courage and the clear content to communicate the gospel of Christ. And he was also willing to live with the consequences that doing such a thing brings. Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Jan 28, 2018Acts 16:6-40
    Jan 28, 2018
    Acts 16:6-40
    Series: Acts

    Acts 16:6-40

    In Acts 6 God once again uses the same gospel to bring about salvation to two very different people.: the salvation of Lydia and her household, and the jailer and his household. In addition, Paul and Silas give us a great example of how to suffer as a Christian. Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.
  • Jan 21, 2018Acts 15:36-16:5
    Jan 21, 2018
    Acts 15:36-16:5
    Series: Acts

    Acts 15:36-16:5

    At this point in Acts, Paul and Barnabas go separate ways, but God continues to use both of them in amazing ways. We get to see a great example of a young man who is believing right and behaving right. And we also catch a glimpse of how such a young man came to be as we hear of his mother and grandmother's acquainting him with scripture from a young age. And we end with seeing a parallel that, as Christians increased in their faith, there is also an increase in evangelism. Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is located in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 AM. For more information visit our website, https://www.thechurchatpecancreek.com.