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.
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  • 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.
  • Jan 14, 2018Acts 15:19-35
    Jan 14, 2018
    Acts 15:19-35
    Series: Acts

    Acts 15:19-35

    In the latter part of Acts chapter 15, we find a congregation of Gentile believers. Why did they rejoice greatly? Though the letter did not say much, it approved of the gospel that they had believed in. It approved that they indeed were saved by grace alone, by faith alone, in Christ alone. Nothing else needed to be added in order to be saved. The Jerusalem Apostles and Elders believed and taught the same gospel that the Barnabas and Paul had been preaching in Antioch and beyond. So much so, that these key leaders from Jerusalem stay and teach in Antioch for quite some time. 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 7, 2018Acts 15:1-19
    Jan 7, 2018
    Acts 15:1-19
    Series: Acts

    Acts 15:1-19

    In Acts 14, we read about some unbelieving Jews that were trying to poison people’s mind. In chapter 15, we see people claiming to be believers who were also poisoning people’s minds. This event in Antioch should make us aware that not all people who claim to be Christians are truly Christians, and not all messages that claim to be saving, really are. 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.
  • Dec 31, 2017Acts 14:1-28
    Dec 31, 2017
    Acts 14:1-28
    Series: Acts

    Acts 14:1-28

    Preach the gospel and expect division. Some will believe in Christ unto salvation and even desire to learn more. Others will reject Christ and desire to kill you for talking about Him. Perhaps, Paul went on to encourage the church in the way that he had encouraged the other believers in the towns that he had revisited by saying, “through many tribulations, we must enter the kingdom of God” but you can do it, endure, persevere, be strong, keep the faith. 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.
  • Dec 24, 2017The Messiah is Born!
    Dec 24, 2017
    The Messiah is Born!

    The Messenger and the Messiah

    Part 2: The Messiah is Born!

    There he was, the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Messiah, God in the flesh, not in an earthly palace but in a feeding trough. A baby? Yes, but so much more. 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.
  • Dec 17, 2017Before the Manger, There Must Be a Messenger
    Dec 17, 2017
    Before the Manger, There Must Be a Messenger

    The Messenger and the Messiah

    Part 1: Before the Manger, There Must Be a Messenger

    The last prophecy from God was that given to Malachi about the messenger that would come right before the Savior. After four hundred years, the silence is broken by the announcement of Gabriel. Zechariah and Elizabeth would give birth to the prophesied messenger of Isaiah and Malachi. This meant that the Savior, the Messiah, was coming soon. 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.