Archive for the ‘09 – Study of the Church (Ecclesiology)’ Category

The Temporary Nature of Tongues and Other Sign Gifts (1 Cor 13)

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Tongues and other “sign gifts” have ceased. Sean Kelly explains why from 1 Corinthians 13.

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How Do Acts 2 and 1 Cor 14 Relate in Regards to Tongues?

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Sean Kelly compares tongues in Acts 2 with the tongues in 1 Corinthians 14. Are they the same or different? Are there two types of tongues?

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Benefits of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Sean Kelly explains some of the benefits provided by the Holy Spirit in the Church age. The Spirit helps believers in many ways.

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20 Tasks of the Local Church

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

What is a church to be doing? This is a brief study of the word “ekklesia,” the word translated “church” in the New Testament.

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The Apostles Are Baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4)

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

On the day of the Feast of Pentecost, the Promise of God was fulfilled. The believers in Jerusalem were baptized into the Holy Spirit. There was the sound of wind, and a visible manifestation looking like fire rested on the believers.

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Do We Have Apostles Today? 4 Reasons We Believe They Are Not Present Today

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Whether we have apostles or not today is a rather big question. If apostles exist today, then we have men giving additional direction and revelation from God, and our Bible is not complete, and therefore not as relevant. In this study, we present 4 reasons from Scripture why we believe we do not have apostles today.

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What Are Apostles, and Do We Have Apostles Today? (Acts 1:12-26+)

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Because we have left the Book of Luke and are now in Acts, the position of Apostle becomes very important and very prevalent. We need to understand what apostles are, and whether or not they exist today. Answering the first question in the title, we look at 12 characteristics true of apostles as they are presented in the New Testament.

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Jesus Gives His Final Words to His Apostles: BE WITNESSES (Acts 1:8)

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

In contrast to what Jesus told His apostles they were NOT to focus on (times or seasons), He does tell them what they ARE to be focusing on. Once they receive the Promise of the Father, the Holy Spirit, they will be enabled or empowered to be witnesses of Jesus. This witnessing is to take place in Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Jesus’ direction gives five indications concerning our witnessing. We have the Power to witness, the places to witness, and the prescription for witnessing.

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Acts: The Empowered Church in Action – Introduction

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

With this message, we launch into the Book of Acts! Having finished our study of the Book of Luke, we continue forward in history in this book known as “The Acts of the Apostles.” As we get started, we examine why the Book of Acts is so critical. We look briefly at 17 reasons why Acts is so important.

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God Wants ALL of ME: How It Looks in Action (Romans 12:9-21)

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

God Wants ALL of ME:  How It LOOKS in ACTION (Romans 12:9-21)

After God describes His will for us in Romans 12:1-8, wanting our bodiesas living sacrifices, renewing our minds to replace worldly thinking, andgifting us to serve one another, He uses the rest of the chapter to paint apicture to show us how this looks in action. God describes our attitudes, actions, and relationships as they look when we are yielding our bodies, our minds, and our time to Him. This is the last of a four-part series on Romans 12.

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