Acts 15:22-35 – It’s Between The Brothers

The Jerusalem church sends a posse to help the hurting family of Christians in Gentile Syria, resolving once and for all that salvation is by grace, through faith (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 15:1-21 – Law Don’t Go ‘Round Here

The church has its first council in Jerusalem to decide the issue over whether Gentiles must obey the Mosaic law in order to truly be Christians or even be saved. (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 14:21-28 – Returning To The Scene

Instead of taking the short trip home, Paul turns around and goes back to revisit the places where he had been attacked and persecuted, but where young churches needed strengthening. (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 14:1-20 – Injustice, Gods Among Us?

Paul and Barnabas find themselves in the midst of crowds, mobs, turmoil and sometimes violent unrest, but maintain their grace and preaching of the Gospel. (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 13:44-52 – Saturday’s Alright For Fighting

Paul and Barnabas are met with opposition from members of the synagogue in Pisidian Antioch in a passage that teaches us about envy, election and how to fight the good fight for the Gospel. (Gene Pensiero Jr.)

Acts 12:20-25 – The King’s Speech

Herod Agrippa gives a speech and the people praise him as a god, causing an angel to strike down the impostor king, who serves as a type of Antichrist. (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 12:1-19 – Stranger Than Fiction

A series of shocking events hit the church, with a new wave of persecution breaking out, threatening both the apostles and the rest of the believers. (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 11:19-30 – All Roads Lead To Antioch

The Gospel spreads to the city of Antioch and a new church is planted, as many people stream from all over the empire to become a part of this new work of God. (Gene Pensiero Jr.)

Acts 11:1-18 – Across The Great Divide

Peter returns to Jerusalem to face an impromptu court martial for crossing the great divide between Jews and Gentiles, giving us a lesson on handling division in the church. (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 10:24-48 – God’s Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It

God’s mission is to send His people out, filled with the Spirit, bringing the Gospel to others near and far who need to hear about salvation in Jesus Christ. (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 10:9-23 – The Pigs Are All Right

God works in the life of Peter to bring him out of legalism and into a greater experience of grace while also building a bridge to the Gentile world. (Gene Pensiero Jr)

Acts 9:32-43 – Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up In Your Christ

Peter goes ministering and teaches us about the power of God to get us up and going as Christians. (Gene Pensiero Jr.)

Acts 9:19-31 – Hit The Ground Running For Your Life

Saul begins his walk with Christ but immediately hits the ground running by serving the Lord and preaching the Gospel. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 9:1-19 – For He’s A Jolly Good Follow

Ananias, an ordinary disciple, shows us how to faithfully follow God and be used to change the world for all eternity. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 8:26-40 – Standard Ops

The awesome, personal power of God’s word is on full display as Philip is sent on a mission by God to save the Ethiopian Eunuch. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 8:5-25 – Mega Man

Philip heads into a Samaritan city to preach the Gospel and encounters a man named Simon who wants everyone to know how great he is. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 7:54-8:4 – There’s Good News And Bad News

Stephen’s death kicks off a new era of Church history and the launching of the Good News into the lands outside of Jerusalem. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 7:1-53 – The Stories We Tell

Stephen retells some of Israel’s most famous stories, revealing to the Sanhedrin that they were part of the long history of resistance against God’s work and chosen deliverers (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 6:8-15 – The Crown

Stephen, one of the most remarkable Christians in the books of Acts, is suddenly hurtled toward martyrdom, despite his incredible potential and God’s great grace in his life. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 6:1-7 – Simon, We Have A Problem

A big conflict threatens to split the church and the Apostles response is: This isn’t our area. You handle it yourselves. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 5:21-42 – Name Droppers

The Sanhedrin demands that the apostles stop teaching in the name of Jesus, but they respond with supernatural boldness and meekness (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 5:12-21 – Don’t Call Us, He’ll Call You

As God’s dramatic work continues to unfold, the apostles demonstrate the importance of being focused on your calling while flexible to the Holy Spirit (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 4:32-5:11 – Name Recognition

We are introduced to 3 new characters: Barnabas, Ananias and Sapphira. They have very similar beginnings, but very different endings and legacies. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 4:23-31 -The Volunteer State

After being released from custody, Peter and John together with the church go to prayer and volunteer to serve the Lord, no matter the difficulties ahead (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 4:13-22 – The Original Amateur Hour

The Sanhedrin marvel at Peter and John, who are ‘amateurs’ in their minds, yet preach with power and authority (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 4:1-12 – I’m Not The One On Trial Here

Peter and John and brought to trial before the Sanhedrin, but the tables turn as Peter convicts them of crucifying the Lord Christ (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 3:11-26 – Guilty As Charged

Peter preaches a sermon in Solomon’s Colonnade declaring that Jesus is the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 3:1-10 – Compassion And A Rationale

Peter and John head to a prayer meeting and give us the first recorded outreach of the church age. What does it teach us about compassion and evangelism today? (Assistant Pastor Geno)

1 Chronicles 22-26 – The Selected Service

At the end of David’s life he establishes a huge administration for the preparation, establishment and maintenance of the Temple. How can this speak to us as servants in God’s house? (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 2:40-47 – Character Reference

The Church is established and takes on a communal form. Is this the blueprint for what every local church should be? (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 2:25-39 – Can I Get A Witness?

Peter gives testimony as an eyewitness to Christ’s resurrection and an expert witness concerning Old Testament prophecy (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 2:1-13 – It’s Not Greek To Me

The Day of Pentecost means the birth of the Church and the arrival of the Holy Spirit in a dynamic new way, showing the tender, personal love of God (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 1:9-26 – Wait Watchers Wields Results

The disciples watch the Lord ascend, wait for the Holy Spirit and turn to Scripture to solve the issue of replacing Judas with a new apostle (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Acts 1:1-8 – How Do We Get There From Here?

The book of Acts tells us where we came from and how we should move forward as Christ’s Body on the earth (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Psalm 37:32-40 – Plant A Tree For God’s Tomorrow

David closes his wisdom psalm with an encouragement for us to take care to watch our steps and to observe other Godly believers. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Psalm 37:1-9 – Check Before You Burn

An elderly David delivers a wisdom Psalm, teaching us about Godliness, the future of God’s people vs the wicked and instructing us to give up worry and anger (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 12:1-13 – End Of The Lines

Daniel’s book closes with a final look at human history and Daniel asks a single question, but doesn’t get the answer he’s hoping for (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 11:29-45 – The Worser Of Two Evils

Daniel’s vision continues, showing the acts of Antiochus Epiphanes as well as foretelling the coming Antichrist (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 11:2-28 – The Happenings

An angel gives Daniel an incredibly detailed and complex vision, accurately foretelling hundreds of years of human history (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 10:1-11:1 – Archangels: Divinity War

At the end of his life, Daniel receives one more dramatic vision, first of the Glorious Man then of great future events (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 9:20-27 – Seven Years A Week

Daniel receives the Seventy Weeks prophecy from Gabriel, outlining the flow of prophetic history in groups of sevens (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 9:1-19 – The Lord’s Pray-er

Daniel is studying prophecy, then realizes the captivity is close to finished, which leads him to pray one of the great prayers of the Bible (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 8:1-27 – The Horn Identity

Daniel sees a new vision of the kingdom of Greece and the “little horn” that would arise after Alexander The Great – the terrible tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 7:15-28 – What A Difference A Dream Makes

Being deeply troubled, Daniel seeks interpretation for the dream he’s had of the flow of human history (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 7:1-8 – Beasts Of Those Nations

Daniel sees a prophetic vision of 4 terrible beasts which symbolize the flow of the world empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 5:13-31 – Weight Watcher

God tells Belshazzar that He has been watching his life, that he has been weighed in the balance and found wanting (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 3:1-12 – Do Or Die

Nebuchadnezzar sets up a blasphemous image and demands worship. Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego refuse, and willingly accept the deadly consequences. (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 2:14-23 – The First Prayer Of The Rest Of Your Life

Daniel receives the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream after a prayer meeting, then responds with a hymn of praise (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 2:1-13 – Ultimatum For A Dream

Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that disturbs him so much he issues a life-or-death ultimatum to his wise men (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Daniel 1:1-7 – Back To School

Daniel is brought to Babylon and offered all the success in the world. But, what was it that made him truly great? (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Psalm 62:1-4 – You’ve Got Your Head In The Savior

David writes a song about refuge and security while under incessant attack from his enemies. Is his head in the sand? (Assistant Pastor Geno)

1 Chronicles 16 and 25 – Who Was Jeduthun?

Three of the 150 Psalms are dedicated to the same individual: Jeduthun. Who was this man and what might we learn from his example? (Assistant Pastor Geno)

Fantastic Feasts – Tabernacles

At Tabernacles, Jews were to reenact the wilderness living of their ancestors by building and living in temporary structures (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

Genesis 6:1-4 – Return Of The Nephilim

We have the truth about these subjects. We need to be ready to give nonbelievers a real, biblical answer – not ridicule them for asking about it (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

Genesis 6:4 & Matthew 24:38 – Tall Tales

We hear, “eating and drinking,” and think of dinner out at a restaurant. Those same words to a Jew meant flesh-eating, blood-drinking Nephilim. (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

Matthew 24:36 – The Mark Of The Feast

The Second Coming is at the end of the seven-year Tribulation. Since men on the earth can know exactly when the Tribulation starts, and it’s precise midpoint, how is it no man knows the exact day or hour? (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

Genesis 6:1-5 – Noah Time Like The Present

Jesus said the time before His return would be like the days of Noah. What does that mean and how does it line up with the world around us? (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

1 Corinthians 11:23-25 – It’s Elemental

In the midst of his rebuke for their selfish behavior during the weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper, Paul gets back to the basic elements, and order, of communion (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

2 Corinthians 12:14-15 – Unappreciation Days

Paul was un or under appreciated but he was not depressed, nor deceived, nor defeated. He said, “I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls.” (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

Pray It Again, Saul (Philippians 1:9-11)

Our love for the Lord can go gray, in a sense. We don’t divorce Him, but we can leave our first love for Him, and for His children (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

Pray It Again, Saul (Philippians 1:3-6)

The apostle Paul inserted “Thank You Notes” in his letters. With the exception of Galatians and Second Corinthians, all of his letters begin with a mention of his thanksgiving. (Pastor Gene Pensiero)

Supper Of Shame (1 Corinthians 11:20-22)

The apostle Paul suggested that the Corinthians exercise portion control when they gathered for the communal meal that preceded the Lord’s Supper (Pastor Gene Pensiero)