Acts 10:1-48 NIV 10 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angelof God, …

Acts 9:32-43 NIV 32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda.33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. 34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All those who …

DEFINITION  The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 9:14, “And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.”  MAIN POINTS GRACE: The biblical definition for grace not only refers to forgiveness of sin, but also it can …

1 John 2:12-14 NIV 12 I am writing to you, dear children,    because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.13 I am writing to you, fathers,    because you know him who is from the beginning.I am writing to you, young men,    because you have overcome the evil one. 14 I write to you, dear children,    because you know the Father.I …

DEFINITION  The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. SCRIPTURE READING Ephesians 4:28, “Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.” MAIN POINTS SHARING IS CARING: Jesus taught His disciples in the same …

Acts 9:1-32 NIV 9 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way,whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on …

DEFINITION The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 9:13, “Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.” MAIN POINTS …

Acts 8:26-40 NIV 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone …

DEFINITION The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 9:12, “This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” MAIN POINTS SERVICE YOU PERFORM: Giving offerings is a charitable service that God expects us …

Acts 1b-25 NIV On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. …