Sermons from June 2017

Acts 17:16-34 -- Unintended Providential Spinoffs

Rev. Richard Bodini - June 4, 2017

Today is Pentecost, the day we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit. Have you ever ended up somewhere you weren’t supposed to be? What happened? Was it anything you expected? How did God use or direct you in that moment? Paul ends up in Athens and the doors open for him to speak in unexpectedly unique places. He uses the opportunity to proclaim the gospel to a diverse group of people. Paul uses what he has, in the place where he is; sharing the message he loves to tell. What a blessing.


Acts 25:23 - 26:32 -- Sticking to the Truth

Rev. Richard Bodini - June 11, 2017

“Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” That was the opening line former FBI director James Comey affirmed on Thursday morning. It’s also the directive Paul worked with as Christ’s ambassador to the Jews and Gentiles. As well as the pattern he followed in and out of court. The directive and pattern being The Truth of the gospel. Have you stuck to that Truth in your life? Has it transformed and shaped you?


Acts 27 -- Storms and Faith (Ours and God's!)

Rev. Richard Bodini - June 18, 2017

Storms. They happen. They are powerful, awesome, destructive. Storms are found in nature, in our lives, in our relationships. How do you weather storms? We hunker down in a safe place as the wind and rain hit. We seek prepare before a storm hits. Sometimes, we don’t have time to prepare… and so we cleanup and repair or rebuild after. We seek assistance with counselors or practitioners afterwards. Together we help each other when storms happen. Listening to God, following His lead, using our God-given intellect, listening to the wisdom of those who have gone before us and who walk along with us, and then doing something with it. Are you ready to encounter storms… take courage because of God’s faithful power in us!


Acts 28:17-31 -- Teach, Share, Persuade, Believe

Rev. Richard Bodini - June 25, 2017

Acts 28 is the final chapter written in Luke’s account. Paul arrived in Rome. He proclaims the truth of the gospel. Some reject it… others accept it. What Jesus instructed his followers in Acts 1 is being accomplished here at the end… that the gospel would go out from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. Even though the book ends abruptly, it is not the end of the story. We are to pick up the task Jesus gave. We are living in Acts 29!