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A Community of Welcome | Acts 16:11-15 & Romans 12:13
E14 May 22, 2022 · 28 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E14 May 22, 2022 · 28 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
In Acts 16:11-15 & Romans 12:13, we see Christians practising hospitality as one of the ways they show forth God’s grace in the world. This sermon explores why hospitality matters, what hospitality is, and how hospitality is possible.

Previous Episodes

The Living Lord | Acts 1:1-11
E01 Feb 06, 2022 · 28 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E01 Feb 06, 2022 · 28 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
This Sunday we started a new sermon series called 'Church Alive'. We looked at Acts 1: 1-11 where we saw that one of the reasons the early church was alive, was because of their rock-solid confidence that Jesus was alive.
Filled with the Spirit | Acts 2:1-13
E02 Feb 13, 2022 · 30 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E02 Feb 13, 2022 · 30 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
This Sunday we look at Acts 2:1-13 and the early church lived and moved in the power of the Spirit. The Spirit of God filled his church and empowered them for mission.
Led By the Spirit | Acts 16:6-15
E03 Feb 20, 2022 · 32 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E03 Feb 20, 2022 · 32 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
The early church was filled by the Spirit, but they were also sensitive to the Spirit’s leading. This sermon explores what it means to be led by the Spirit.
The Gospel in the City | Acts 3:1-16
E04 Feb 27, 2022 · 25 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E04 Feb 27, 2022 · 25 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
This Sunday we looked at Acts 3:1-16: Peter and John were used by God to relieve suffering in their city. Here in Acts 3, we see the gospel in the city, the gospel as both word and deed that changes lives and changes the city.
Changed by the Gospel | Acts 26:9-23
E05 Mar 6, 2022 · 30 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E05 Mar 6, 2022 · 30 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
This Sunday we explored the story of Saul and how he was changed by an encounter with Jesus Christ. Saul’s conversion and how it illustrates the power of the gospel to change a life.
Changed by the Gospel - Peter | Acts 10:1-20, 27-28, 34-36
E06 Mar 13, 2022 · 32 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E06 Mar 13, 2022 · 32 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
Here in Acts 10, Peter, who was an apostle and the leader of the church, experiences a kind of conversion. He realises that the good news of Jesus is for all peoples. Listen to this sermon as we learn how the same gospel which reconciles people to God also reconciles those people to other people, across racial, ethnic, and cultural lines.
Mission: Engaging the City | Acts 17:16-34
E07 Mar 20, 2022 · 31 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E07 Mar 20, 2022 · 31 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
In Acts 17:16-34, we see a model for how Christians speak to their city about the gospel. Paul is able to show how the gospel brings to fulfilment the longings of the human heart, even when the heart doesn’t realise it’s longing for God.
Courage | Acts 4:1-22
E08 Mar 27, 2022 · 41 min
by Girma Bishaw
E08 Mar 27, 2022 · 41 min
by Girma Bishaw
Summary
In Acts 4, we see the formal beginning of the persecution of the early church. Yet even amid their suffering and persecution, we see a church alive, filled with people of courage because of their closeness to Jesus. Listen to this sermon as we learn to have courage to declare the word God and to proclaim the Gospel in our city.
Defiant Joy | Acts 16:16-34
E09 Apr 04, 2022 · 35 min
by Christian Simas
E09 Apr 04, 2022 · 35 min
by Christian Simas
Summary
In Acts 16, Paul and Silas are in a very difficult situation as they have been thrown in prison. Instead of being in despair because of their circumstances, they worship God. The gospel brings joy and courage, enabling a person to sing even while shackled. This sermon explores the transformative power of joy even in the midst of suffering.
Facing Trials | Acts 6:8, 7:1-3, 48-60
E10 Apr 10, 2022 · 32 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E10 Apr 10, 2022 · 32 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
In Acts 6 and 7, we see that one reason the early church was alive, is because it was filled with people who loved Jesus and the gospel more than they did their own lives. They were ready to give up their life for the sake of Jesus. What makes you alive, fully alive, is knowing what it means to die well.
Resurrection Joy | John 16:16-22
E11 Apr 17, 2022 · 24 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E11 Apr 17, 2022 · 24 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
On this Easter Sunday we looked at John 16, exploring what it means that the resurrection of Jesus promises deep joy amidst sorrow.
Being the Church | Acts 2:42-47
E12 Apr 24, 2022 · 26 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E12 Apr 24, 2022 · 26 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
In Acts 2:42-47, we see how the first Christian church was made of a diverse community. They were deeply different, yet they came together as a church. The love of Jesus Christ brought them together as a family.
Leaders | Acts 20: 17-38
E13 May 15, 2022 · 28 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
E13 May 15, 2022 · 28 min
by Bijan Mirtolooi
Summary
In this teaching we looked at Acts 20:17-38 to reflect on the character, heart, and power of Christian leadership.

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