Welcome to Bedford First Assembly of God Podcast. This week, Pastor Bill McKee continues "The History of Christian Origins" series with a message on the first church's miraculous signs and wonders from Acts 5:12-16. Pastor shares these truths on how they saw the miraculous: The Church Becomes an Exclusive Community, The Church Remains a Growing Community In Spite of the Consequences, and The Church Is Known for it's Great Power! Learn that when your heart and head are together, miracles will happen.
Pastor Bill McKee continues "The History of Christian Origins" series with a message from Acts 4:32-5:11. Pastor teaches that the church in history reveals these benefits: Unity, Sharing, and Fear. Be challenged that if the Holy Spirit rolled back the curtain in your life, would there be anything hidden behind it?
In keeping with the 2014 theme "Embrace The Cause", Pastor Bill McKee preaches from Acts 4:5-22 on mirroring the actions of Jesus and His apostle that bring the hope of the gospel to the lost. Learn several lessons from the passage: The WHO of salvation is in the name of Jesus and God will give us power when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. Give God glory by being a witness for Jesus.
Pastor Bill McKee continues the message on the 2014 theme from John 21:15-17. Pastor challenges us to view the lost in a different way - with proper motivation to lead the lost to Christ. He gives the following other motivations to embrace the cause: Love that we have received from Him, Clothe yourself with compassion, and Because of mercy. Is the Love of God moving in your life? Be Christ-like Christians that have the time for the hurt and lost.
Bedford First Assembly of God welcomes Pastor Chris Stubbs. Pastor Stubbs challenges us with this question, "Are we enjoying our luxurious captivity or living in our laborious freedom?". Pastor provides several strategies the Babylonians used to attempt to lore Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from God. Learn that there is a cost of following Jesus, but it is worth it. Freedom in Jesus is better than the world's luxurious captivity!
Welcome to Bedford First Assembly of God Podcast! Pastor Bill McKee begins the new year with a message on embracing the cause of the lost state of man from Revelations 20:11-15. Pastor challenges us to become impassioned over the lost who are hurting without Christ that need your words of hope, love, and the Truth.
Welcome to Bedford First Assembly of God Podcast. Pastor Steve Terry preaches on a deeper level of resolve seen from Nicodemus in John 3:1-8. Pastor shares on two important things about Nicodemus' resolve: 1) When Nicodemus approached Jesus said something - 'AT NIGHT' and 2) How Nicodemus addressed Jesus revealed something "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher....". Pastor concludes that for lasting change we must be transformed.
Pastor Bill McKee preaches from Matthew 1:18-2:6 on Jesus' birth. Pastor shares these reasons why the Jewish people should have known that Jesus was coming: His birth was a fulfillment of 3,000 years of prophesy, His birth was a sign that God was sending a deliverer, and His birth was not a secret. Learn that God gave fair warning of His coming, but they missed it. We are reminded to be ready for Jesus' return foretold in the scriptures.
Pastor Bill McKee preaches a sobering message on the suffering of the church from Acts 4:1-4. Pastor shares these realities: The first church found its identity in suffering, Suffering identifies the church with Christ, Persecution is a way of life for every believer, Suffering brought many to Christ, and Persecution brings salvation. Be challenged to suffer for the sake of Jesus.
Pastor Bill McKee outlines the rich heritage and blessings of the church in Acts 3:11-26 in his continuing message on "The History of Christian Origins". Listen as pastor provides four reasons the church is woven into the fabric of God's plan through the: Rejection of Jesus by Israel, Promises to the patriarchs, Messages of Moses, and Proclamation of the prophets.