Acts 25:13-26:32

June 9, 2024

Acts 25:13-26:32

As a Christian, negativity toward our faith can be intimidating and it can create confusion or doubt. That’s understandable, but through this passage God wants us to see the truth of the matter; to be reminded of the reason why we’re called to be a Christ centered church making and sending disciples in the generation and the next. That’s because the gospel is not a problem but the power of God for salvation for all who will believe.

Acts 25:1-12

June 2, 2024

Acts 25:1-12

All of us have difficult seasons in our lives and when we do, our natural reaction is to look to God and ask for his help. There are many reasons we do that, one of them is because God has made promises to us that we turn to in hard times. But what do we do when we feel like God has forgotten about us or his promises? How are we supposed to handle that? This passage will show us that we can wait on God with confidence because we know God will always fulfill his promises.

1 Corinthians 12

May 19, 2024

1 Corinthians 12

Guest Speaker Adam Jones. Whether at school or the workplace, we’ve probably experienced cliques, polarizing perspectives, and favoritism. But what happens when these are present within our faith community? Writing to a church crippled by divisions, open sin issues, and theological confusion, Paul addresses the heart of the matter while teaching important principles for our life together.

Acts

May 12, 2024

Acts 23:12-35

When you take inventory of the world today, our nation today, maybe your family today, how confident are you in our leadership’s ability, your boss’s ability, or your ability to lead things to a good end? How confident are you that they or you will identify what is best, choose to pursue it, and have the capability to achieve it? The passage this week will remind us that when we ask these questions of God, everything changes. And that’s good news.

Acts

May 5, 2024

Acts 22:23-23:11

For many of us, a nightmare situation we dread is that we’ll wake up one day, when our life is coming to an end, and realize we’ve wasted our whole life. How can we have any confidence that our lives will have any real meaning or lasting impact? This week’s passage will show us that a life that follows Jesus is a life full of meaning. So, we can live confidently and with courage because we know that in Christ, none our life will be a waste.

Acts

April 28, 2024

Acts 21:27-22:22

When I ask people what’s the one thing they’d want to ask Jesus to do in and around their life, the most popular answer is make peace. This passage will ask us to consider if there is ever anything we should put ahead of peace and the answer will be, “Yes”. As much as we want peace, and as much as Jesus calls us to be peacemakers, Jesus also wants us to pursue truth; to be truth-tellers. That’s because it’s more loving to give people the truth of Jesus than a false peace.

Acts

April 21, 2024

Acts 21:17-36

A question I’ve been asking people for months is, “If you could ask Jesus to do one thing in your life, your family, your neighborhood, what would it be?” The one thing I’ve heard the most is the desire for peace; the desire for wholeness, rest, health, rightness. In a time like ours, that can feel pretty far-fetched, but it’s not. Our passage this week will affirm our desire for peace, show us where we can find it, and also show us we each are the ones Jesus might use to make it.

Acts

April 14, 2024

Acts 21:1-16

Fear is on the rise in our time. Report after report shows that people in the United States are far more afraid than they used to be. One of Fountain City’s core values is courageous faith; choosing to trust and follow God even when it’s risky. Why would we value that? How can we actually pursue it? We’ll see from the Apostle Paul’s life it has everything to do with resting in God’s will.

Acts

April 7, 2024

Acts 20:17-32

Words are powerful things. They shape nations, companies, and lives. We consume an unending stream of slogans and campaigns that want to influence and shape us. Last week we celebrated Easter, the good news that Jesus is alive, and we talked about how because He’s risen, our lives have real hope and purpose. This week, we’re going to look at what we do with the gospel of Jesus while we live in a culture flooded with competing claims of good news.

Acts

March 31, 2024

Acts 20:1-12

Every year, Easter Sunday serves as a hallmark of our Christian faith; a day when billions of people around the world will gather to hear afresh the centerpiece our faith: that Jesus Christ is risen, that he’s alive! Our brief passage from Acts will lead us to consider this question: what difference does Jesus’s resurrection really make in your life? The answer will be loud and clear: because Jesus is alive, your life can have real hope and real purpose with no illusions.