Audio Sermons

We believe that verse by verse Biblical teaching is the best way to feed growing Christians. We are currently in a series “Acts of the Sent Ones” , going verse by verse through the book of Acts.  It is our prayer that as we teach in this fashion, God will reveal the issues in our lives that matter today.  He has always been faithful to give us just the right word for every season.

November 2014

The Beauty and Purpose of Sex

Week Three: The Beauty and Purpose of Sex a. The original design and purpose of sex b. The sexual desires within male and female c. Biological versus emotional and spiritual aspects of sex d. What is fornication and why does God condemn it? e. The terrible consequences of adultery and why God condemns it. f. […]

The Marriage Covenant

Society views marriage as an open-ended contract that is entered into with self-centered motives and desires. When these felt needs are no longer met, the marriage dissolves. After all, aren’t we supposed to be happy? The way that God would have us view marriage is a self-less, binding covenant between a husband, wife, and God. […]

God’s Amazing Creation of the Sexes

How many jokes and anecdotes have you heard about the differences between men and women?  It is so incredibly obvious that men and women are indeed different but these differences we all see and experience are all by design.  In this first message in the Divine Design Series we will go all the way back […]

October 2014

God’s Heart for the Needy

The Bible makes it very clear that as the people of God we are directed continually to provide for, feed, assist, and preach the gospel to the poor. “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear […]

The Overarching Purpose of God (Acts 28:17-30)

Everything led up to this. Paul’s citizenship, his missionary journeys, his imprisonment; everything led up to Paul reaching Rome, the epicenter of the Gentile world. God was the master architect orchestrating Paul being on mission for Him. God isn’t just concerned with one man, but all men; that they may know Him. Everything and everyone […]

Out of the Fold, Into the Flock – (John 9-10)

Neil is Senior Pastor and Lead Elder at Trinity Chapel in Knoxville, TN. He has pastored several churches and is team leader of MasterBuilders, a network of New Testament Churches. Neil is a gifted teacher with a deep knowledge of Scripture.

The Promise of Healing (Acts 28:1-11)

The book of Acts contains some powerful stories of miraculous healings.  If we are honest we will look at these scriptures and then look at our reality and see that these healings don’t appear to be happening today as much as they did then.  It is a good question to ask ‘why’?  In this message […]

September 2014

Finding Peace and Meaning in the Storms of Life (Acts 27:1-44)

In an account that sounds like a story from some great novel we read 44 action packed verses about the story of the fated ship Paul is sailing and which is finally wrecked on a reef on Malta. In the story we read this storm was huge and went on for days and days. Men […]

Sharing Your Testimony (Acts 21:17- Acts 26)

The Apostle Paul is brought to trial in a long narrative found in Acts 21:17- Acts 26. We see how Paul stands up boldly for his faith in Christ and in Jesus’ resurrection. We also read how he recants his testimony of how he met Jesus, was radically saved and called to be a herald […]

Knowing and Obeying the Will of God – (Acts 21:1-15)

Most Christians will tell you they want to obey the will of God.  We love to say, “I want to do what God wants me to do.”  It sounds good doesn’t it?  The problem is most of us say that phrase with two fingers crossed behind our backs.  In this account in Acts Paul get […]

Why So Serious? (Acts 20:22-38)

Paul shows us just how dedicated and sold-out he is to His Lord. He considers his life outside of Christ as nothing, gladly being imprisoned and beaten for the sake of Jesus who suffered for him. Paul’s only desire is to finish the race and complete the task given to him that of testifying of […]

August 2014

How We Do Church – (Acts 20:1-21)

Paul sent for the elders of the church at Ephesus to say goodbye to them, encourage them and charge them as shepherds since he knew his time was approaching the end. He gave them instructions as overseers of the flock. Paul also reminded them that he has not hesitated to teach publicly (in the temple […]

The Kingdom, the People of God, in the City – (Acts 19:23-40)

The Holy Spirit Experience (Acts 19:1-22)

In Ephesus, Paul asked some disciples, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed (or translated, after you believed)?” Every Christian born of the Spirit “has” the Holy Spirit.  Nevertheless, there is a second general experience with the Holy Spirit, the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” which is not simultaneous with birth in the […]

Apollos: Teacher & Student – Acts 18:1-28

In Acts 18:24 we are introduced in the narrative to the person of Apollos.  He was a Jew.  A native of Alexandria who was an educated man and a man of considerable oratory gifts.  He was preaching the ‘way of the Lord’ but apparently (vs. 25) he was still lacking some knowledge or truth.  That […]

Using what you Have (Acts 17:16-34)

The Apostle Paul ministered to the Areopagus in Athens in a powerful way. He used what they were already familiar with; pointing to inscriptions on objects of their idol worship and quoting their own poets. This he did to springboard proclamation of the gospel and introduction of THE one true God. Similarly, Jesus pointed to […]

July 2014

Youth Sunday

Eagerly Receiving the Word of God (Acts 17:1-15)

The Midnight Hour (Acts 16:16-40)

After having been stripped, beaten, severely flogged, Paul and Silas were thrown into prison. There they were in an inner cell, their feet fastened in stocks, guarded carefully. The passage says, “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” At their “midnight hour,” […]

Being Led by the Holy Spirit (Acts 16:6-15)

Would you rather go on a rugged, outdoor adventure with only a map and a few primitive tools?  OR would you trust an experienced, knowledgeable guide who knew all of the territory, obstacles, and special features?  The Holy Spirit was promised by Jesus, “to guide you into all the truth”.  Listen as we discuss how to […]

June 2014

Bringing Glory to God in Christian Conflict – Acts 15:36-16:1-5

When disagreements between the disciples of Jesus Christ happen (and they will) there are two distinct outcomes: Either God will be glorified or God will be shamed.  In this account of the dispute between Paul and Barnabas we see God’s purpose come out of what appears on the surface to be a bad situation.  In […]

Don’t Make it Difficult – Acts 15:1-35

The Holy Spirit draws people to God. He gives Christians the ministry of reconciliation as vehicles in this process. As such, we are a part of a means to an end; many turning to God, by His grace through our faith. However, when the means gets in the way of the end, we make it […]

Ordination Sunday – Appointing Leaders Acts 14:21-28

The strengthening of disciples and the encouragement to stay true to the faith, going into all the world, as well as building local churches; necessitates the appointing of leaders. These leaders, which we will primarily look at are elders, are always plural in Scripture. Elders have the God-given task of caring for the souls given […]

Lessons from Abraham

No matter what dynamic our ‘family’ constitutes, we have a responsibility to share our faith, our experiences, our knowledge, and the instruction of the God of the Bible as believers. This mandate is particularly true for that of parents. In Genesis chapter 22, “Father Abraham” is powerfully tested by God concerning his son Isaac; and what may […]

May 2014

In the Place of . . . Acts 14:1-20

There is something that was build deep into the heart of man that gives him a deep desire to worship God.  When God is not present inside of someone they desire to worship someone else or something else.  In this account in Acts we see this desire to worship come out in the people of […]

Honoring the Word of the Lord Acts 13:36-52

Paul and Barnabas proclaimed the good news of Jesus, urged the people to continue in the grace of God, and gathered the whole city together to hear the word of the Lord. The Jews rejected it and Paul announced that they now will turn to the Gentiles.  Verse 48 says, “When the Gentiles heard this, […]