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The Book of Acts

The Book of Acts

The Book of Acts – The Holy Spirit

  • Date September 5, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

We are beginning a new series – the book of Acts. As we come out of a world pandemic, there are many questions about ‘church’ that have risen to the surface. What is church? Why sh…


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The Book of Acts – On Fire for God

  • Date September 12, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Ármann Pálsson

As we continue our series on the book of Acts, this week we will be going over Acts 1:15 – 2:13. Should Christians cast lots, or flip a coin to decipher the will of God? We will also l…


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The Book of Acts – Hope

  • Date September 19, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Ármann Pálsson

This message focuses on Peter and how his life is an amazing picture of the restoring power of Christ. We also discuss how we need the Holy Spirit to live out what Christ has commanded us to…


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The Book of Acts – The End, or Is It?

  • Date September 26, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Ármann Pálsson

We will be looking at Peter’s words in Acts 2:19-21. They seem out of place at first glance, yet that’s only the case if we put them in the wrong literary genre. We will look at …


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October 3, 2021

  • Date October 3, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

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The Book of Acts – Jesus is Messiah and Lord

  • Date October 10, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

Today we look at Acts 2:14-41. Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, opens his mouth to speak to the Jews and all who are in ear shot. He lays out the most compelling argument to prove that Je…


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The Book of Acts – A Generous Community

  • Date October 17, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

The church was birthed when the Holy Spirit came upon the people. Their lives were changed. It would be easy to look at the end of acts 2 and put together a formula for what a church communi…


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The Book of Acts – Seeking Answers in All the Wrong Places

  • Date October 24, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Ármann Pálsson

In this sermon, we look at Acts chapter 3. I want to emphasize certain things that I believe we as a church need to hear and focus on. The importance of prayer regardless of responsibilities…


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The Book of Acts – The Ruler Over Kings of the Earth

  • Date October 31, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Ármann Pálsson

In Acts chapter 4, Peter and John are arrested and brought before the political, judicial, and religious rulers of Israel. How do Peter and John respond to their threats, do they stop preach…


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The Book of Acts – Free Will is a Gift and Responsibility

  • Date November 7, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

As followers of Jesus, the Holy Spirit continually leads us towards the heart of God. We are not coerced into following God we are drawn in by his love. We are given a choice to accept the g…


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The Book of Acts – Is it Time for the Miraculous?

  • Date November 14, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

Throughout the early church we see an explosion of people coming to faith in Jesus. Not just the Jews – who believed in God. But faith in Jesus spread beyond every boundary and people …


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The Book of Acts – Joyful Commitment at any Cost

  • Date November 21, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

Throughout the book of acts we have seen how the Holy Spirit came upon the believers and the church began. From day one the church expanded. Throughout history It seems that every time there…


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The Book of Acts – Team is Key

  • Date November 28, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

In a society where we are taught to look out for number one – there is a very different narrative that is supposed to be in the church. Have unity, work together, share food, be togeth…


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The Book of Acts – What a Waste?

  • Date December 5, 2021
  • Speaker(s) Darryl Friesen

Is it possible to live for Christ and ultimately have wasted your life by doing so? What if we faithfully strive to grow in Christlikeness our whole lives, gradually transforming into His li…


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Acts 8

  • Date January 9, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

In Acts chapter 8 we see some really disturbing things happen to the early church. Our hind site typically causes us to see the good. But what about those living in it at that time? Why does…


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The Paradox of the Church

  • Date January 16, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Darryl Friesen

The story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch exemplifies the shift from “Come and see” to “Go and declare” that characterizes the early Christian church’s transformative fulfilment…


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Beyond Hope?

  • Date January 23, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Ármann Pálsson

In this message we are continuing through our series on The Book of Acts. Today we’re going through Acts 9:1-31. Do you ever feel like something is beyond hope? If you are struggling w…


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Have You Encountered Jesus?

  • Date January 30, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

The Book of Acts – Have You Encountered Jesus? What we believe changes the way that we live. If Christianity is a set of beliefs that we ‘know’ – we may be deceived. Througho…


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The Master Planner

  • Date February 6, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

I love the confidence that we can have in the nature and character of God. He doesn’t change, he always loves and he seems to always have our best in mind. In this message we look at how h…


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Worship & Prayer

  • Date February 20, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Ármann Pálsson

This service is a bit more like a “family meeting”. Our worship pastor, Melinda Campbell is passing the torch and this service was an opportunity to hear her heart and what the L…


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A Paradox is Born

  • Date February 27, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Ármann Pálsson

In today’s message we will look at the paradoxical nature of God’s kingdom on earth by comparing the logic and reason found in the Bible with logic and reason commonly found elsewhere. A…


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I Want To Be Famous

  • Date March 6, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

In a culture filled with power, money and fame – we can easily be tempted to pursue this lifestyle. Is this bad? In Acts 12-13 we see two pictures of fame. One is fame on this earth an…


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Is The Good News Good For You?

  • Date March 13, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Connor Gerbrandt

Upon hearing the gospel for the first time, every person must choose how to respond. Acts 14 demonstrates three very different responses to the same message. During the days of the early c…


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The New Covenant

  • Date March 20, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

A lot happened when God himself showed up on earth. Jesus was the fulfillment of many covenants that God made with his people. Jesus didn’t just fulfill them – he also gave a new cov…


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The Law

  • Date March 27, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

When the New Testament authors speak about the law – what are they referring to? Are we required to abide by ‘the law’? All of the laws? Some of the laws? Does it make a difference…


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The Church in Conflict

  • Date April 3, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Darryl Friesen

The church is a family. We live in close proximity to and relationship with each other. And we are human—so conflict at some point and at some level is inevitable. When it happens, how do …


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Fighting the Unseen Battle

  • Date April 24, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

Paul and his companions went through all kinds of spiritual warfare as they set about planting churches and encouraging believers in the days of the early church. Acts 16 marks a notable sh…


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Responding to the Truth

  • Date May 1, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Darryl Friesen

Acts 17 recounts Paul’s experiences at three different stops on his second missionary journey into Greece. All three cities respond in different ways. The beautiful reality of this is it s…


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Life Changing Power

  • Date May 15, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

Our culture teaches us to depend upon ourselves, to read self-help books, to self medicate etc. But it seems that we may be forgetting that God is powerful and he transforms us from the insi…


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Christianity is Not the Mob

  • Date May 22, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

Our culture has shifted so fast in the last 20 years. It is hard to keep up. How do we react and respond? There are things that society has put in place that can appear as though it is for o…


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Personally Engage with the Word

  • Date June 5, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

The author of the book of acts intentionally writes each and every word for a reason. He isn’t just ‘winging’ it – and hoping something connects. Every word is written with inten…


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True Prophets and the Believers

  • Date June 12, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

Throughout the book of Acts we have been finding important insights into the purpose and function of the Church. Here we experience the gift of Prophecy. Prophecy has been an integral part o…


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Prepared to Share

  • Date June 19, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

As we have been going through the book of Acts – we have been given insight into the equipping gifts that Jesus gave to the body of Christ. Apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and tea…


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The Gift of Faith

  • Date June 26, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

Faith – what is it? Why is it important? Why is it a gift? How do we grow in it? What can we learn from Paul’s faith? In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul says that the three things that remain…


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Personal, Not Plagiarized, Testimony

  • Date July 10, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Darryl Friesen

Even as Paul stands before some of the most powerful people of his day, we see that his mission and purpose remain pure and uncompromised—to appeal to anyone and everyone with the message …


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Transformational Gratitude

  • Date July 17, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Darryl Friesen

It is very tempting to practice virtue and integrity of character when it is natural and/or easy to do so, and fall into self-justification or self-condemnation when it’s not. While it is …


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The Kingdom of Heaven Has Come Near

  • Date July 31, 2022
  • Speaker(s) Donavan Friesen

As we come to a close in the book of acts we see some of the results of Jesus’ command in Matthew 28 taking place. Going into all parts of the earth, making disciples of Jesus, teaching th…


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