Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.

Psalm 96:3

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1 Peter 3:15    Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks you about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.

 

Acts 26:1    Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You may speak in your defense.” So Paul, gesturing with his hand, started his defense:  2 “I am fortunate, King Agrippa, that you are the one hearing my defense today against all these accusations made by the Jewish leaders,  3 for I know you are an expert on all Jewish customs and controversies. Now please listen to me patiently!

 

Acts 26:4    “As the Jewish leaders are well aware, I was given a thorough Jewish training from my earliest childhood among my own people and in Jerusalem.  5 If they would admit it, they know that I have been a member of the Pharisees, the strictest sect of our religion.

 

6 Now I am on trial because of my hope in the fulfillment of God’s promise made to our ancestors.  7 In fact, that is why the twelve tribes of Israel zealously worship God night and day, and they share the same hope I have. Yet, Your Majesty, they accuse me for having this hope!  8 Why does it seem incredible to any of you that God can raise the dead?

 

Acts 26:9    “I used to believe that I ought to do everything I could to oppose the very name of Jesus the Nazarene.  10 Indeed, I did just that in Jerusalem. Authorized by the leading priests, I caused many believers there to be sent to prison. And I cast my vote against them when they were condemned to death.  11 Many times I had them punished in the synagogues to get them to curse Jesus. I was so violently opposed to them that I even chased them down in foreign cities.

 

Backstory

 

Acts 26:12    “One day I was on such a mission to Damascus, armed with the authority and commission of the leading priests.  13 About noon, Your Majesty, as I was on the road, a light from heaven brighter than the sun shone down on me and my companions.  14 We all fell down, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is useless for you to fight against my will.’

 

Acts 26:15    “‘Who are you, lord?’ I asked. “And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. 16 Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. You are to tell the world what you have seen and what I will show you in the future. 17 And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles 18 to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’

 

Inciting Incident

 

Acts 26:19    “And so, King Agrippa, I obeyed that vision from heaven.  20 I preached first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that all must repent of their sins and turn to God—and prove they have changed by the good things they do.  21 Some Jews arrested me in the Temple for preaching this, and they tried to kill me.  22 But God has protected me right up to this present time so I can testify to everyone, from the least to the greatest. I teach nothing except what the prophets and Moses said would happen—  23 that the Messiah would suffer and be the first to rise from the dead, and in this way announce God’s light to Jews and Gentiles alike.”

 

Acts 26:28    Agrippa interrupted him. “Do you think you can persuade me to become a Christian so quickly?”

 

Acts 26:29    Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that both you and everyone here in this audience might become the same as I am, except for these chains.”

 

Authenticity

 

Backstory

Inciting Incident

Authenticity

 

Before

How

After

 

Who were you?

What was the underlying problem that God stepped into?

How is the Hero saving you?

 

Free Gift

If today is your first time with us, we have a free gift we would love to give you. Following the service simply stop by one of our Connection Points to pick-up yours. We hope you enjoy and we hope to see you again soon!

Connection Points

In the entry way you will find our Connection Points. Each of these Connection Points is staffed by a concierge team member. They are here to get you any information you need about upcoming events, dinner groups, or impact opportunities. If you have any questions at all stop by and they’ll be able to help.

Cafe

We hope you’ll help yourself to our cafe area. We look at our services as a casual conversation. We don’t take ourselves too serious and we enjoy our time together. We hope you’ll relax with us and enjoy the conversation as well.

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Silence

Every week we take a moment to ensure that we don’t miss out on what is most valuable today. We want to make sure we engage our God as we walk through today’s service together. During Silence the band will play quietly and you will simply have a few moments to engage God in a personal conversation about where you are today.

Music

One of the powerful ways we honor God and display our appreciation for Him is through music. Feel free to listen if you’re just getting started, but we invite you to join us in celebrating Him through todays music.

Communion

Today, we invite you to join us in celebrating the Lord’s Supper, as Jesus and His disciples did during his last night before giving his life for them. The bread and wine symbolize Jesus’ body and blood, calling us to remember the sacrifice he made for us so that we could be made right with God. You do not need to be a member of this church to take communion.

Grace Kids

Available during our 9:30 & 11am service, our Grace Kids area is an unbelievable experience for kids ages 6 wks to 5th grade.  In each age environment we are working to introduce the message and truth of Christ in a way that will fill the children’s lives with His love. *There are no Grace Kids classes during the 12:30pm service.

  • Baby Steps – 6 wks to 17 mos
  • Little Steps – 18 mos to 3 yrs
  • Handprints – 3 yrs to 5 yrs
  • Clubhouse – Kindergarten to 5th grade

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