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The Acts of God

Pastor Josh Buice began a preaching series on August 7th 2011 through the book of Acts.  The series is titled, “The Acts of God” due to the fact that all of the wonderful things that are recorded in the book are not the work of man – but the works of God.  Through this study Pastor Josh will cover, the birth of the church, the worship of the church, miracles, the sovereignty of God, persecution of the church, the grace of God extended to the Gentile population, and much more.  The sermons from this series are located here for your viewing.  Feel free to use them and forward them to your friends who may benefit from this preaching series.

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How To Finish The Work Of Christ

August 7th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 1:1-11

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Pastor Josh began the series through the book of Acts by preaching Acts 1:1-11.


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Obeying and Understanding our Sovereign God

August 14th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 1:12-26

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Pastor Josh continued his series through the book of Acts by preaching on a grand and difficult subject – the sovereignty of God.  You may also find the article written by Pastor Josh on his blog titled, “How Sovereign Is God?” helpful regarding this subject of God’s sovereignty.

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The Power to Accomplish the Impossible

August 21st, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 2:1-13

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Pastor Josh continues “The Acts of God” series by preaching from Acts 2:1-13. Pastor Josh covers the events surrounding the birth of the Church and topics such as what the Bible says about speaking in tongues.


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Peter’s Pentecostal Preaching – Part I

August 21st, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 2:14-21

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Pastor Josh continued his series through Acts – “The Acts of God” from chapter 2. The text for the sermon is verses 14-21 and he introduces the first part of Peter’s sermon at Pentecost.


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Peter’s Pentecostal Preaching – Part II

August 21st, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 2:22-41

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Pastor Josh continued the series through Acts titled – “The Acts of God” from the second half of Peter’s famous sermon at Pentecost!


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The Life and Function of the Church

September 18th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 2:42-47

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Pastor Josh continued the series through Acts titled – “The Acts of God” from the end of chapter 2.  The emphasis of the message was centered on the life and functionality of the church and he pointed out that the church is a family of faith.

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The Reason to Praise God Passionately

September 25th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 3:1-10

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Pastor Josh continued his series through Acts by looking at chapter 3:1-10. An abnormal miracle disrupted a normal hour of prayer at the temple. This miracle was not for the glory of the Apostles. It was for the glory of God.

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Jesus is More than the Source of Amazement – He is the Source of Salvation

October 2nd, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 3:11-26

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Pastor Josh continued the series through Acts as he preached from chapter 3:11-26. Peter preached an important message to a religious community and pointed out that Jesus is the prophet greater than Moses that everyone must hear unless they perish.

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The Name Above Every Name

October 9th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 4:1-12

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Pastor Josh continued the preaching series through Acts as he preached from chapter 4:1-12. The fact is – Jesus is the only way – the exclusive way of salvation for the entire world. Outside of Jesus – there is no hope.

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Obeying God Rather Than Man

October 16th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 4:13-22

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Pastor Josh continued his series through Acts as he preached from chapter 4:13-22. The uneducated men preaching with such authority astonished the religious community. The gospel is a dangerous message to false religions and unbelievers.

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The Type of Prayer that Shakes the City

October 23rd, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 4:23-31

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Pastor Josh continued his preaching series through Acts as he preached from chapter 4:23-31. The prayer of the early church clearly demonstrates their understanding of God’s sovereignty and their reliance upon His power for their continued boldness under the threat of persecution.

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The Danger of Loving the Praise of Man More than the Praise of God

November 6th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 4:32-5-11

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Pastor Josh continued his preaching series through Acts as he preached from chapter 4:32 to chapter 5:11. This text has much more to do with sacrifice and unity of believers than it does with lying and dying.

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The Danger of Loving the Praise of Man More than the Praise of God

November 20th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 5:12-32

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Pastor Josh continued his preaching series through Acts as he preached from chapter 5:12-32. The miraculous signs of healing in the days of the early church look much different than the “miracles of healing” from Benny Hinn and other “faith healers.”

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The Unquenchable Flame of the Gospel

November 27th, 2011 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 5:33-42

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Pastor Josh continued his preaching series through Acts as he preached from chapter 5:33-42. Persecution for the faith was a real thing in the days of the early church. It remains a real factor today, however, much of it is facing the church outside of the border of America. Would we be able to die for Jesus if we have a hard time living for Him?

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Deacons Aren’t Demons – They are Servants of God

January 8th, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 6:1-7

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Pastor Josh continued his preaching series through Acts as he preached from chapter 6:1-7. Deacons have become a misunderstood office in the life of the local church through the years.  However, in the life of the early church – they were bridge builders, unity seekers, and spiritual servants for the glory of God.

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History is – HIS-Story!

January 29th, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 7:9-53

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Pastor Josh continued his preaching series through Acts as he preached from chapter 7:9-53.  Although Stephen was a bold man who actually had a backbone – he also knew about God’s sovereignty and he trusted in that fact.  We see that he had a great deal of knowledge on that subject by the way he responded to the Sanhedrin.

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The Blood of the Martyrs

February 5th, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 7:54-60

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Pastor Josh continued the preaching series, “The Acts of God” as he covered the death of Stephen – the first recorded martyr in the New Testament.  Stephen was a bold servant who stood before the Sanhedrin and defended the faith.  The Sanhedrin turned on him and stoned him for blasphemy.

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Unexpected Results

February 12th, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 8:1-8

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When the members of the Sanhedrin decided to grind their teeth and murder Stephen, they found themselves in a strange position.  After killing Stephen, this outspoken man of faith – they would have expected the growth and preaching of the church to die down.  If for no other reason than the threat of a similar fate – but that is the exact opposite of what occurred.  Rather than shutting up – the church shouted louder.  Rather than submitting to their threats, the church was committing themselves to the work of Christ!

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Beware of False Salvation

February 26th, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 8:9-25

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Simon was a man with a false salvation.  He hungered attention and was fearful of the judgment of God rather than God Himself.  The text ends without any knowledge of his repentance.  What a sad ending to a man who heard the truth and seemed to hunger for something other than Christ!

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A True Jehovah’s Witness

March 11th, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 8:26-40

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Philip was a man who was sent out on a mission into the desert.  When he arrived, he found an Ethiopian Eunuch riding across the desert returning home from his worship in Jerusalem.  Philip preached Christ to him from Isaiah 53 – and thus the church was born in the continent of Africa!

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When God Saved the Chief of Sinners

March 18th, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 9:1-19

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God turned from Saul the persecutor to Paul the preacher.  He literally became the greatest preacher the world has ever seen – under God Himself in the person of Jesus.  He shook the world with the gospel and it has never been the same!

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The Importance of Church Membership

March 25th, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 9:20-31

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After the salvation of Saul of Tarsus, the very first thing we see him do is associate and identify with the visible local body of believers in Damascus.  After three years, he is pushed out of Damascus and goes to Jerusalem.  Upon arrival, the very first thing we see him do is seek identity with the local body of believers.  The point is clear – membership matters!

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Our God Heals & Our God Saves!

April 1st, 2012 |by Josh Buice |Scripture: Acts 9:32-43

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In our present day of false religious miracles and the “Word Faith” movement, we need to see the true purpose behind divine miracles – including the gift of healing.  Why did God gift specific people, such as the Apostles, with the gift of healing?  What is the greater miracle – a paralyzed man being raised to walk or an entire geographic region being healed of their disease of sin?  What’s the more powerful miracle – a dead woman being raised to life or the resurrection of many dead souls in the region of Joppa?

 

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