Deliberate Déjà Vu - Jim Villalobos

May 29th, 2016

Miracles on the porch - (vs 12- 16) 

 

Arrested - Jailbreak - Surrender (vs 17-26)

 

"Let's talk about this ... again" (vs 27-32)

 

Sound advice semi-taken (vs 33 - 40) 

 

Rejoicing on the porch (vs 41 - 42) 

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Grace-Based Authenticity - Bob Levin

May 22nd, 2016

Acts 4:32-5:11

 

 

   Grace at work… Acts 4:32-37 (I John 4:10, 19)

 

         One heart & mind

 

 

         No needy person

 

 

         Steward versus owner

 

 

 

   Grace-based giving

 

         According to ability & beyond… II Corinthians 8:1-3

 

 

         A privilege… II Corinthians 8:4

 

 

         From the heart… II Corinthians 9:7

 

 

         For God’s eyes only… Matthew 6:1-4

 

 

 

   Toxic “spirituality”… Acts 5:1-11

 

         Faking it

 

 

         Externalization of “spirituality” 

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Crisis… prayer… & power - Bob Levin

May 15th, 2016

Acts 4:18-31

 

    God or man?... vs. 18-22

 

 

 

 

    Hot coals principle… vs. 23

 

 

 

 

    Crisis-centered or God-centered?… vs. 24

 

 

 

 

    Reframing… vs. 25-26

 

 

 

 

 

    Hidden hand… vs. 27-28

 

 

 

 

 

    The best defense is a _________ … vs. 29-31 

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Be the Miracle - Bob Levin

May 9th, 2016

 

Historical Tsunami… vs 1-9

 

Ø  5000 believers & counting… vs. 4

 

Ø  Real people & places… Annas,Caiaphas… vs. 6

 

 

   

Ø  Friendly & hostile witnesses agree… “notable signs”… vs 16

 

“Jesus was hanged on Passover eve…because he has practiced sorcery

                          and led Israel astray and enticed them…”

                                                --fromthe Jewish Mishnah, sometime after 70 A.D

 

Ø  Transformation of Peter, John &disciples… vs 8, 13

 

 

Painful paradox…vs. 10-12

 

Ø  “you crucified… but God raised”

Ø  “this man stands before you healed”

Ø  “the stone you rejected… has become the cornerstone”

                                                                         (Psalms 118:33)

 

        >> No other name… vs. 12, John 14:6

 

 

Be the miracle… vs. 13-16

 

Ø  “these men had been with Jesus”… vs. 13

Ø  “an act of kindness”… vs. 9

 

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One Day in God’s Story of Redemption - Jim Donahue

May 2nd, 2016

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