Acts 25:1-27; 26:1-11

We are told at the end of Acts chapter 24 that Paul was under arrest by Felix for two years in Caesarea before Felix is replaced as governor by Festus. Acts chapter 25 and 26 continue this story after these two years as Festus tries to understand what to do with Paul. In today’s message…

Communion Sunday: Deeper Still

On this Communion Sunday, and as a preface to the evening concert titled “Deeper Still”, Pastor Steve walks through the vision given to Ezekiel of the life-giving river flowing from the temple and discusses the concept of going “deeper still” with God in our own lives.

Acts 24:10-27

Continuing Paul’s initial hearing in Caesarea before Felix in chapter 24, Paul defends himself, and clearly states his case for acquittal before Felix. Even though the charges are clearly erroneous, Felix has political pressures related to his relationship with the Jews and keeps Paul in chains for the time being. During this time, Paul has…

Acts 23:12-35; 24:1-9

Continuing the story of Paul’s fateful trip to Jerusalem in Acts 23, a murderous plot is uncovered by a young relative, who brings it to the commander and Paul, leading to a late night military escort to get Paul safely out of Rome, and to Caesarea, the seat of Roman military leadership. The governor, Felix,…

Acts 22:17-30; 23:1-11

We pick up still in Acts chapter 22 as Paul continues to be allowed to address the large crowd from the edge of the temple, sharing his testimony as a way to combat the charges leveled against him (that we was anti-Jew, anti-law, and anti-temple). However, when he mentions that it was Jesus who sent…

Acts 21:15-40; 22:1-16

As we finish out Acts chapter 21 and start into chapter 22, Paul is finishing his fateful journey into Jerusalem, immediately meeting with the church elders and leaders and describing his travels and the work of God in Asia and Europe. Given the tensions between Jew and Gentile, the leaders have a plan for Paul…

Acts 21:1-14

In Acts 21, Paul is finishing up his missionary journey, making several hops as he is determined to go towards Jerusalem, staying with believers along the way. He has already been warned about what awaits him in Jerusalem, but along the way even the people of the churches beg him not to go and more…

Acts 20:17-38

Closing out Acts chapter 20, Pastor Steve teaches through Paul’s tearful goodbye to the elders from the church plant at Ephesus on the beach at Miletus. Paul’s final words are filled with encouragement, love, and also warnings about wolves that will come in to deceive and attack the sheep. Listen in as Steve asks and…

Acts 20:1-16

Entering chapter 20 we are now following Paul’s travels on his third missionary journey, specifically picking up with the events after the uproar at Ephesus as Paul retraces his steps back through the churches that have been planted. We end up at an interesting story of a late night sermon that leaves a young man…

Revelation 2:1-7

Kishor Pandagade, a great friend of CCFluvanna and a missionary with Advancing Native Missions (ANM), shares a message from the letters to the churches found in Revelation; specifically the letter to Ephesus. In this letter we find a commendation and a warning; a warning to those who have “good deeds” but have lost their first…