The Purpose of Missions (Acts 12:24-13:3) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKueHp32OXQ The Fate of the Gospel Our portion of Scripture opens with a statement that stands in stark contrast to the fate of Herod Agrippa I, who, in an attempt to gain approval among the people, took it upon himself to attempt to destroy the people of Christ and prevent the message of life they …

Prayer and the Living Lord (Acts 12:1-19) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSlPzPpYzL8 Surveying the Text We will begin today by taking a brief survey of the text as a whole and then attempt to answer a couple of questions, for I truly believe there are a couple of very important things we must ask ourselves in order to appreciate the beautiful truth being displayed before us …

Christians and Conflict (Psalm 120:7) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HQNdNSkLVM The Inevitability of Conflict I often find myself relating to the Psalmist when he says in Psalm 69:4: “Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head.” As we can see in the text this morning he states: “I am for peace, but when I speak,They are for war.” It is within the …

Remaining True to the Lord (Acts 11:19-30) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tWiopjlVZo The Church in Antioch As we can see in our text today, Luke has directed our attention to the church in Antioch. Now, there are two Antioch’s in the Scripture. There is Antioch Syria and Antioch Pisidia. These are two different cities that share the same founder known as Seleucus Nicanor who named them …

Impartial God, Part II (Acts 11:1-18) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8N3TVNdKX4 Impartial God Within our text this morning we revisit the truth revealed in the previous context with the salvation of a gentile named Cornelius, as well as his household, through the preaching of a Jew named Peter, which is that God is not one to show partiality. It is important for us to remember …

Living on the Breath of God (Matthew 4:4) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_AZGNCJJY The words of Jesus here are important for us to recall and to remember, and perhaps for, come to realize: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”             We understand that when Jesus says that man must live on every word that …