Category Archives: Book of Acts

Acts 4 – There’s No Plan B

Pastor Dan Borgelt – AUDIO [36:03]
(Please forgive the echo sound quality in the first minute or so; a very human error of the ‘sound man’ of which I am and have done myself 🙂 )

Transcription:
“We come to our time now in the Ministry of the Word.

Let me start by just sharing with you an incident that happened in the Borgelt household, my family, just a week ago. It was actually last Saturday night, and some of you know that we live over in the church’s house, right next door to the church property–the Manse, or the Parsonage depending on what tradition you’re from; or what part of the country you’re from.

But we live over there and before we moved in we were able to make many updates in the Manse, and after we moved in one of the things we added to it was was an alarm system–a home security system because of the number of death threats that we’re receiving from people here at the church (LAUGHTER).

Actually more on that in a little bit… but anyway, so there we were, and we had installed it several months ago, and it was a pretty successful thing because we hadn’t had any false alarms or anything like that and so we were, “Oh, we did this right”… we did it ourselves, and everything was working fine.

And a we had discussed together about what would happen if the alarm did go off at night, like if there was an intruder, I mean how would we handle this. And apparently though we found out that we needed to iron out a few more of the details. 

So the other night, there we are Saturday night, and we had put the kids to bed, and we had just about gotten to sleep ourselves, and all of the sudden the thing in our home starts beeping… ‘beep… beep… beep.’

We have a keypad in our in our bedroom.  That means that the alarm has been triggered, and now you have so many seconds to turn it off.

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So we’re like, “OK… someone’s in the house.”

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Acts 3 – Kingdom Opportunities

AUDIO [25:23]

Pastor Dan – Transcription
Thank you choir for setting up our time in the Scripture together so well.

You know, before we get started is anyone else notice that the Praise Team is sort of cramping my style a little bit here… they’re trying to keep me from pacing back and forth, up here… slide this stuff over a little bit. (Laughter).

Well if you’ve been around Kirkmont for the last couple weeks you know that we began a new sermon series a couple weeks ago through the Book of Acts.  Acts is a New Testament book; it’s the fifth book in the New Testament; and we’re walking through it, dealing with one chapter at a time.

Two weeks ago we did some stuff from Acts chapter one, and last week some stuff from Acts chapter two, and now we’re going to be getting into Acts chapter three.

And here’s the basic gist of what we’ve been talking about in case you haven’t been with us lately, or maybe you were here but not paying attention, or something like that (laughter)… but here’s the basic gist–the Cliff Notes of the last couple weeks.

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We’re talking about this… The Kingdom of God.  And if that’s a new expression to you what we mean by the Kingdom of God is this:

Imagine life where you are living in a kingdom where God is the king. And what we mean by that is just imagine living life where everything that you experience, and everything you don’t experience, is exactly the way that God intended it to be.

That’s a pretty decent description of the Kingdom of God.

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You understand right but that’s not what we’re experiencing right now.  The life that we experience right now is not everything that God intended it to be.

It was that way at the beginning, it will be that way someday again.  But it is not that way now.  And the reason we’re talking about the Kingdom of God is because the Bible tells us that when Jesus arrives on the scene.  He ushered in the Kingdom of God.  He began to reverse the consequences and the effects of sin, and usher in the Kingdom of God making the life that people experience the way that God intended it to be.

So when He healed the blind man, He ushered in the Kingdom of God because blindness was not a part of God’s design. When he raised the dead he was ushering in the Kingdom of God because death was not a part of God’s design.

Those are the types of things we mean by the Kingdom of God. And what we’re talking about, as far as it pertains to you and I, is that

Jesus began that effort.  And the Scripture tells us that he promises to complete it when he comes back again some day.

But what does that mean for you and I in the inbetween?

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Acts 2 – These Men are not Drunk

Pastor Dan – AUDIO (36 minutes; starts at [00:09])

Transcription:
“Well last week here Kirkmont we began a new preaching series… we began preaching through the book of Acts.

Acts is the fifth book that appears in the New Testament right after the four books that record the life of Jesus.

We have Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John… and then we come to the Book of Acts.

Last week we discussed that Acts is actually written by one of those who wrote about the life of Jesus and that is Luke, who wrote the gospel of Luke, and also is the person who wrote the book of Acts.

Both letters were addressed to a man named Theophilus.  And Acts, in a nutshell, is really answering the question, “What happens once Jesus ascends into heaven and he leaves?”

  • What happens to those people who have begun to follow him?
  • What happens to the early church?
  • How does the early church get formed?  And
  • How do they grow, and
  • How do they act, and
  • How do they treat each other

I mean Acts is really the history, and the recording of all those things.

And last week specifically, in Acts chapter one, we looked at some of Jesus’s last words that he said to his disciples before he ascended into heaven.  And the Scripture told us that he spoke to them about the Kingdom of God.

And then he told them to go to Jerusalem, to wait in Jerusalem… whereby they will be filled with the Spirit of God.

And so last week our main point was this, that…

“You and I are called to be the people who live with the Spirit of God, and for the Kingdom of God.”

…that you and I are called to be a people who live with the Spirit of God, and for the Kingdom of God.

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Acts 1 – A People with Power and Purpose

Pastor Dan Borgelt
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Pastor Dan – Audio (25 minutes)

Transcription
“Well as I said from the outset of the service, we are beginning a new series going through the book of Acts.

So our goal is we’re going to spend about one week per chapter.  Which means we’re not going to be able to look at every single verse of Scripture, but hopefully be able to get the general theme of each passage as we move forward at a pace of about one week per chapter.

And what that means is… any time we start a new a new book,  there’s some housekeeping to do, there’s some groundwork to lay to help us understand some of the basic concepts of this book.

And between that and having our officers installed this morning, and communion… what that means is we don’t have time this morning for a traditional introduction.  We don’t have time for any videos; we don’t have any time for any opening engaging stories.  We don’t have any time for funny stories… we don’t even have any time to laugh (light laughter).

We’ve got to get right down to business and get into this passage of Scripture together.

So here is my introduction for you this morning.

My challenge to you, as we start our new series in the book of Acts, starting next week… bring your Bible.  Bring a Bible with you.  I know you’ve got him at home (LAUGHTER)… bring it with you; and start opening up the Scripture with us together this morning and on a weekly basis.

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Book of Acts – Series

Acts 1 – “A People With Power and Purpose”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/01/10/acts-1-a-people-with-power-and-purpose/

Acts 2 – “These Men are Not Drunk”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/01/17/these-men-are-not-drunk/

Acts 3 – “Kingdom Opportunities”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/01/24/acts-3-kingdom-opportunities/

Acts 4 – “There’s No Plan B”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/01/31/acts-4-theres-no-plan-b/

Acts 5 – “We Can’t Stop Talking About Him”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/02/07/acts-5-we-cant-stop-talking-about-him/

Acts 6 – “A Caring Community… Four Marks of a Healthy Church”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/02/14/acts-6-a-caring-community/

Acts 7 – “The Danger of Religious People”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/02/21/acts-7-the-danger-of-religious-people/

Acts 8 – “Persecution Leads to Mission”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/02/28/acts-8-persecution-leads-to-mission/

Acts 9 – “Saul to Paul For Us All”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/03/06/saul-to-paul-for-us-all/

Acts 10 – “The Real Thing”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/03/13/acts-10-the-real-thing/

 

Acts 12 – “Why Me?”
https://evansthoughtsonlife.com/2016/04/03/acts-12-why-me/

Acts 13

Acts 14

Acts 15

Acts 18

Acts 19

Acts 20

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