Series: The Book of Acts (2017)

Persuading the King

by John Vanderhorst | August 13, 2017

Effective gospel persuasion connects with the mind, with the person, and with the Bible.

Paul’s Conversion

by Johnny Vanderhorst | August 6, 2017

All of us need to encounter the glory of Jesus to become who we are meant to be, and do what we were meant to do.

The trials of Paul

by John Vanderhorst | July 30, 2017

Paul’s calmness and confidence in his trial before the Roman Governor Felix can be traced to three sources of spiritual strength:  a higher purpose, a personal promise, and the peace that comes from a clear conscience.

Courageous Witness

by Johnny Vanderhorst | July 23, 2017

Real love will always require courage. Courageous witness is enabled when you sense the gain outweighs the cost.

Toward Jerusalem

by John Vanderhorst | July 16, 2017

Our Christian life is like a journey; we must set our hearts on pilgrimage and remember the travel essentials.

The Gospel to Ephesus and Beyond

by Blaine Freidline | July 9, 2017

Paul continues to “Go” and “proclaim the gospel,” demonstrating for us the principles for fulfilling the life purpose Jesus has given to us.

The Gospel to Athens

by Johnny Vanderhorst | July 2, 2017

Paul brings the message of Jesus into an idol-dominated secular culture in a way that sets the pattern for us today.

Midnight in Prison

by John Vanderhorst | June 18, 2017

Through Christ’s presence and power in the midst of suffering, we are more than conquerors: we become worshipers and witnesses.

Transforming Encounters

by Johnny Vanderhorst | June 11, 2017

The truth of Christ can penetrate the defenses of the most privileged and powerful, and the brokenness of the most poor and oppressed. God wants to use our words and actions to do this.

Gospel of Grace

by John Vanderhorst | June 4, 2017

The gospel of grace frees us to give grace by limiting our freedom for others’ sake.

God’s Power for God’s People

by Daniel Vanderhorst | May 28, 2017

God’s people have God’s mighty power in them, both to declare the glory of the King and to demonstrate it in lives of obedience, even, and perhaps especially, through suffering.

Resurrection Reality

by Johnny Vanderhorst | May 21, 2017

The resurrection of Christ revolutionized Paul’s life and dominated his worldview. So also for countless first-century converts. When we see it aright, it will ours as well.

The Gospel Church

by Blaine Freidline | May 14, 2017

The “Holy Spirit dynamism” of Antioch is God’s design for you, and for Cornerstone, and beyond. Ultimately it is a response to God’s work in Christ.

Forever Clean

by John Vanderhorst | May 8, 2017

God works in sovereign, wondrous ways to extend the reach of His gospel.

Gospel Demolition

by Johnny Vanderhorst | April 30, 2017

The truth of Jesus demolishes all of our self-constructed merit, and then gives us the one thing we desperately need for free.

God’s Amazing Work With Ethiopians

by Mike Bergen | April 23, 2017

The event of Philip leading the Ethiopian to faith in Christ was unusual and Philip was an awesome Christian, but let’s not limit our focus to the event and person. Let’s focus on God, who did many things to bring about this event and who also used this event and Philip in many other ways.

Suffering and Triumph

by Johnny Vanderhorst | March 19, 2017

God designs suffering to accelerate the progress of His children and His Church.

Being a Servant

by Ken Swygard | March 12, 2017

The believers in the first church soon found that growth can create new issues. And where issues of serving are concerned, our pirmary example and guide is always to be Jesus Christ, the Servant King.

The Courage of Christians

by John Vanderhorst | March 4, 2017

The Christian life calls for courage. Christian courage is inspired and empowered by Christ, our courageous captain.

Lessons for All Loving Relationships

by Mike Bergen | February 26, 2017

The deaths of Ananias and Sapphira are shocking but provide important lessons to help us grow in a loving friendship with God and in loving friendships with people.

Marks of the Spirit

by Johnny Vanderhorst | February 19, 2017

Even in the midst of opposition and difficulty, the Spirit produces brave and persistent obedience through His truth and love.

No Other Name

by John Vanderhorst | February 12, 2017

The Truth of Jesus is universally and exclusively true, and therefore offensive in a pluralistic society; the Truth of Jesus is also powerfully transformative, giving believers courage and love to share it with others.

The First Miracle

by Johnny Vanderhorst | February 5, 2017

The church Jesus founded is now the ongoing extension of Christ’s ministry on earth. The church is to follow Jesus’ pattern of both alleviating temporal suffering, while at the same time pointing to the deeper need and greater hope of ultimate restoration.

The Church of God

by Blaine Freidline | January 29, 2017

The local church is the primary corporate expression of the Holy Spirit. God would have you and every other believer be an integral part in all its functions.

Come to Jesus

by John Vanderhorst | January 22, 2017

How do you become a Christian?

The Coming of the Spirit

by Johnny Vanderhorst | January 15, 2017

When you understand the implications of the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost, your own daily life can be affected and increasingly defined by it, just as the lives of the disciples and early church were from that time on.

Lifted Up

by John Vanderhorst | January 8, 2017

Christ’s ascension brings great benefit to His followers, personally and powerfully.