Category Archives for Book of Acts

Acts 17

Paul presents the gospel three different ways in three different cities, with three different reactions. In every case, Jesus was the Good News Paul brought to the listeners.

Acts 16:11-40

Pastor Dain Spore: Acts 16. God Is In Charge

The powers of the Roman government and the local jailer were arrayed against Paul and Silas in Acts 16. Oh, but God has a way of swapping His power into this sort of situation. Watch as Paul and Silas teach everyone about God's power to make things right.

Acts 15:36-16:10

Pastor Dain Spore: Acts:15:36-16:10. A Bit of a Squabble.

Pastor Dain Spore's ongoing series of Bible studies on the Book of Acts. This time, it's a look at the human side of the Bible hero Paul. Good friends Paul and Barnabas get into a disagreement and go their separate ways, but God uses the incident to further spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Two famous names join with Paul: Timothy and Luke, the author of Acts.

These videos are normally posted on Wednesdays or Thursdays. However, Dain is taking a break over the holidays. He'll be back in January 2021. Thanks for joining us!

Acts 15

So the First Century Church continues to spread, and is bearing great fruit amongst the Gentiles. But behind this wave of conversions follows another wave of well-meaning “Judaizers” who desperately need to get these Gentiles on board with "REAL" righteousness. Mainly…get the men circumcised! This of course would put a bit of a damper on the evangelical zeal happening in Antioch, so the Church sends Paul and Barnabas (Paul needed some encouragement perhaps) up to Jerusalem to sort this out. Circumcision may be a small thing in the grand scheme of things, but this is a huge moment for the Church, not only to choose a path towards grace, but also about how decisions get made in the Kingdom of God.

Acts 14

Pastor Dain Spore continues his Chicken Skin Bible series with Acts chapter 14. Wait, Paul and Barnabas are Hermes and Zeus? Well, that's what a whole town thought, and the citizens were ready to worship and sacrifice animals to Paul and Barnabas. Paul ends up half dead, but the Good News of Jesus Christ keeps spreading, even to the pagans. A great chapter about the grace of God.

Acts 13

Chapter 13 of the Book of Acts. Pastor Dain Spore continues his series on the Book of Acts. This time, the Gospel message is spreading out across the land as Paul begins his first missionary trip. The Good News of Jesus Christ is being taken to the ends of the earth.

Acts 12

Pastor Dain's series on the Book of Acts continues, this time in Acts chapter 12. There are two adventures in chapter 12. The first is the Apostle Peter's week in jail, ended when an angel marches him past the guards to freedom (and the funny response when he shows up alive at a prayer meeting). The second is King Herod Agrippa's rather brutal death when he took credit for being a god.

Acts 11

Pastor Dain continues his Bible studies series on the Book of Acts. This time it's Acts chapter 11, a chapter with two main parts. First, the Apostle Peter explains what happened when the Roman centurion Cornelius turned to Christ. Second, the city of Antioch becomes a hotbed of the gospel; the church exploded in number. Antioch is where the believers were first called Christians.

Acts 10

After a vision from God, Peter meets with a Roman Centurion named Cornelius. As Cornelius, his family and friends listen to Peter, the Spirit of God falls on them, proving that the Good News of Jesus Christ was meant for the whole world, Jew and Gentile alike. This look at Acts 10 is one in a series on the Book of Acts by Pastor Dain Spore.

Acts 9:19-43

On the road with Peter and Paul. A look at what came on the heals of the Apostle Paul's conversion from one who hated the followers of Christ to the man God used to bring dramatic change to the world. After that, it's the story of Peter raising Tabitha from the dead. As important as they were to history, Peter and Paul always pointed to Jesus, not themselves, as the One who gives us life!