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Resisting Change (Part 3) Episode 3

Friday, October 18, 2019

Jeff Johnson

At the deepest point of our pain from within a trial, it is difficult for us to imagine that anyone else understands what we are experiencing. Yet not only does God understand our pain, but He is able to use it in ways that we can’t imagine. As we look at the death of Stephen, the church’s first martyr, Pastor Jeff says that it certainly wasn’t wasted, but God used it in a powerful way to pave the way to be a powerful witness in the life of one who would become the greatest of the apostles. With more on that, join us in Acts 7 for our study titled, “Resisting Change, Part 3” for our time in Sound Doctrine.

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Resisting Change (Part 3) Episode 2 - Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Bible tells us that it is inspired by God, or God-breathed. IOW the Holy Spirit used men to write God’s word and today He uses God’s Word to illuminate and convict our hearts and minds. As we resume our study in Acts 7, Pastor Jeff shows the 4 ways in which we are able to hinder the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. And then he shares how God’s word is able to cut to our hearts and get our attention and the purpose for it. With more on that, lets join Pastor Jeff in our study titled, “Resisting Change Part 3,” with Pastor Jeff.

Resisting Change (Part 3) Episode 1 - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

No one likes being told that they are wrong. But when the truth is presented and backed up and there is still a denial, it reveals a problem in the recipients to be objective. The Bible says that the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. Pastor Jeff says that God sent Stephen to the religious rulers in order for them to have an opportunity for change. An opportunity for strength for today and hope for tomorrow. With more on our study titled, “Resisting Change, Part 3” let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 7 for our time in Sound Doctrine. 

Resisting Change (Part 2) Episode 4 - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 How long do you give advice to someone before you stop helping and let them deal with the consequences of their own choices? That’s part of Israel’s history that Stephen is recounting to the Jewish leaders as He shows that they are not as in tune with obeying God as they thought. Pastor Jeff shows the result is that God allowed them to follow their own stubborn hearts and reap the consequences. He then shows how America is following the same pattern, and what to do about it.  With our final installment of the study titled, “Resisting Change Part 2,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 7.

Resisting Change (Part 2) Episode 3 - Monday, October 14, 2019

You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria, and to the end of the earth. That’s the mandate that Jesus gave the disciples as He ascended in Acts. And that’s the same message that we are given now until He returns in the same way. As we look into one of the longest messages preached in the book of Acts, we discover what Stephen was sharing with the hard-hearted religious rulers of Jerusalem. Pastor Jeff breaks up Moses’ life and call into 3 key areas, and shows how that applies to us as well. With more, let’s open to Acts 7 for our time in Sound Doctrine. 

Resisting Change (Part 2) Episode 2 - Friday, October 11, 2019

What was true of Abraham is true of the Christian today. Because Abraham believed God’s promise, God accounted his faith for righteousness. It wasn’t Abraham’s works or religiosity, but faith. The same is true for each and every Christian as well. As we as justified by our faith in Christ Jesus, God accounts righteousness to us just as He did Abraham. Pastor Jeff shows that while the Jewish leaders accepted Abraham as their father, they fought the shift that walking by faith presented with God. With more, let’s open to Acts 7 for our study titled, “Resisting Change,” for our time in Sound Doctrine.

Resisting Change (Part 2) Episode 1 - Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Bible says that the letter kills but the Spirit gives life. And when the religious leaders of the book of Acts who followed the letter of the law came into contact with the church, that was birthed by the Holy Spirit, there was conflict. Today Pastor Jeff shows how Stephen was giving the religious leaders a history lesson of Abraham receiving God’s promise by faith and not the law, and how we need to continue to walk by faith in Jesus Christ and not our own works. With more on our study titled, “Resisting Change Part 3,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 7. 

Resisting Change (Part 1) Episode 3 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Confrontation can be unpleasant, awkward, and for some a little scary. When confronting a person it requires a mindset of love and conviction. But when Stephen confronted the religious rulers saying they were wrong in serving God by the law instead of faith required him to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pastor Jeff says that obeying the law is futile because we always break it. That’s why grace was given at the cross of Jesus Christ. With our third installment of the study titled, “Resisting Change part 1,” let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 7.

Resisting Change (Part 1) Episode 2 - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It’s been said, “Great things are done when men and mountains meet; this is not done by jostling in the street.” IOW when great men and great obstacles come into contact, God uses those as opportunities for change, growth, and a new work in people’s lives. Hebrews 12:11 says that we are “trained” by such challenges before us. Such was the case with Stephen. Pastor Jeff shares how Stephen has completely dedicated himself to the Lord as to the key to his effectiveness with the religious rulers.  And God calls each of us to be dedicated to the Lord as well, regardless of what our full time work may be. With more on that, let’s join Pastor Jeff in Acts 7 for our time in Sound Doctrine. 

Resisting Change (Part 1) Episode 1 - Monday, October 7, 2019

In 1965 the Byrds had a hit song called, “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Based on Ecclesiastes 3 it describes the fact that change is a part of life. People, places, and things change all the time. Pastor Jeff says that while change happens all around us, the place where we find change most difficult is with religion and the church. And when change comes to those circumstances, the people who are walking according to tradition and religion will resist the most. But to be obstinate when it comes to changes that God wants to do in our lives means that a once vibrant relationship will turn to stale and dry habits. Join us as we learn more in our study titled, “Resisting Change” in Acts 7 with Pastor Jeff.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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