Sermons From HopeCC

“Chained to His Cause”

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 28

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In the final study of this series, Pastor Woody closes the journal of Paul's earthy ministry with his arrival in Rome and commitment to the Gospel.

“Learning To Trust God's Word”

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 27

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how God's Word provides us with the courage to sustain the storms of life.

“Future Expectations”

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Romans 5:8;Acts 25,26

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how the heart of Paul's testimony rested in the unexpected encounter and conversation he had with Jesus, while he was persecuting the church.

“A Convenient Time”

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 24:15-27;1 Cor. 15:8,19;Romans 9:30-10:4;Gal. 5:23;2 Peter 1:6;2 Cor. 6:2

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how some of our choices can have eternal consequences.

“The Sovereignty of God”

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 22:23-23:35;Deut. 6:4;Isaiah 44:6,24,45:22;1 Tim. 2:5;Neh. 9:6;Col. 1:16-17;Psalm 36:6,37:28,104:29;Matt. 10:28;Rev. 20:11-15;John 10:27-28;1 Peter 1:3-5;1 Thes. 5:23-24

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how, out of all the prevailing world views, only the one held by Christians provides real answers, hope, and peace.

“Responding To Critics”

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 21:29-22:22;2 Tim. 3:12;1 Peter 4:15-16;James 1:19-20

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how Paul, even though shouted down and beaten by a crowd, remained respectful, yet undaunted, in making the case for Jesus Christ.

“Paul Takes a Vow”

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 21:16-26;Judges 13:5-7,16:17;1 Samuel 1:11,28;Amos 2:11-12 Numbers 6:2

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines one of the most debated actions taken by the Apostle Paul.

“Discovering God's Will”

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 21:1-15;Matthew 10:29-31;Exodus 3:7;Psalm 56:8,66:18-20,32:8-9,37:4;Isaiah 55:6-11;Romans 12:1-2;Phil. 4:6-7

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody emphasizes the importance of knowing and doing the will of God.

“A Surrendered Life”

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 20:17-38;Joshua 14:8

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines the apostle Paul's farewell to the Ephesian church and his example of a life of service.

“The Disruptive Gospel”

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 19:21-41;Romans 1:16;Luke 16:13;2 Cor. 5:11;Heb. 10:31

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how we can present the gospel in an accurate way, without intentionally offended others.

“Spiritual Forces”

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 19:1-20;Job 1:9-12,2:6-7;Luke 22:31-32;Mark 1:23-25;Matt. 8:28-29;John 17:15;Heb. 7:25;1 John 4:4

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody draws a contrast between the work/desire of the Holy Spirit of God and Satanic forces at work in the world.

“Discipleship”

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 18:9-28;Mat. 28:19-20;Luke 2:52;1 John 2:6

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines the reason we place so much importance on discipleship and why it is a never ending process.

“Baptism”

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 18:1-8;Matt. 3:16,28:18-20;John 3:23;Rom. 6:3-4

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody explores what the scriptures have to say about the importance, purpose, and mode of Christian baptism.

“Sharing Christ With Others”

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 17:15-34

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody sheds light on some important things to remember when seeking to share your faith.

“Peace In Prison”

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 16:11-40;Philippians 3:10

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody emphasizes a unique way in which our lives can be used to bring glory to God.

“Divine Guidance”

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 16:1-10;Prov. 15:27;1 Cor. 2:9-16;Psalm 119:97-105;Rom. 8:26-27

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody challenges us to ask ourselves who we trust can best guide us through this life.

“Counsel At Jerusalem”

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 15;Gal. 3:2-3,10,13-14,5:4

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody explores the concept that "grace + (nothing) = salvation".

“Paul Stoned at Lystra”

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 14;Rom. 1:18-20,2:14-15;2 Tim. 1:8-10,3:14-16;Ex. 7:3-5;Dan. 6:24-27;Heb. 2:1-4

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody emphasizes the two primary ways God makes Himself known to mankind.

“First Missionary Journey”

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 13

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody looks at six things you can expect when persuing God's will.

“The Power of Prayer”

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 12

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines the importance of prayer in the life of the early church.

“The Leadership of Barnabas”

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 4:36-37,9:25-28,11:18-30

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how the importance of individuals is clearly seen by observing the actions and influence of Barnabas.

“Cornelius Meets Jesus”

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 10

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines the truth that God was revealing to early Jewish believers through the conversion of Cornelius, a gentile.

“Saul of Tarsus Meets Jesus”

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 9:3-22

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines the universal and unique circumstances surrounding the conversion of Saul of Tarsus.

“Saul of Tarsus (B.C.)”

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 9:1-2,22:2-3,5,5:35,26:4-5,9-11;Phil. 3:5 Gal. 1:13-14;1 Tim. 1:12-13

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines what was important Saul before he met Jesus, became the Apostle Paul, wrote nearly half of the New Testament, and much more.

“An Ethiopian Man Gets Saved & Baptized”

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 8:26-40,16:30-33;1 Cor. 1:14-16;Matt 3:13-13,28:16-20;John 3:23;Romans 6:3-5

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines what the scriptures have to say about the purpose, prerequisites, and method of what is generally considered to be a believers first act of obedience: baptism.

“The First Christian Martyr”

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 6:8-7:60

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines the example that Stephen, the first Christian martyr, left us for dealing with persecution and the people who provoke it.

“growing Pains”

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 6:1-7,20:28;1 Peter 5:1-3;1 Tim. 4:13

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how the early church dealt with the growth of their community.

“Courage Under Fire”

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 5:17-42

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines the obedience of the apostles in the face of opposition and its affects on the movement of the early church.

“Ananias and Sapphira (One Big Lie)”

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 5:1-11

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how seriously God takes a sin that many in our society, including Christians, do not.

“The Persecution of the Church”

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 4

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how what seemed like a terrible circumstance for the early church turned out to be an opportunity to point people to the resurrection of Christ.

“Healing of the Lame Man”

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 3

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody looks at the first recorded physical healing that took place after the church and how the disciples seized an opportunity to connect someone to Jesus Christ.

“The Gift of Tongues Q&A”

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 2;1 Cor. 12,14;Eph. 5:18-21

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this question and answer session, Pastor Woody answers submitted questions regarding the gift of tongues.

“Pentecost”

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 2,1:12-15;Luke 24:46-49;John 3:8

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines the day of Pentecost and how the church was, and is empowered by the Holy Spirit.

“The Ascension & Promised Outpouring of the Holy Spirit”

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 1:4-12;Matthew 24:1-3;Zech. 14:4,12:10;John 14:12,15-18,19:37;Rev. 1:7

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody examines how the ascension of Jesus and promised outpouring of the Holy Spirit are so closely connected in chapter 1 that it is nearly impossible to discuss one without discussing the other.

“Book of Acts Intro”

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 — Pastor Martin Woody

Scriptures: Acts 17:6,16:10,1:1-2;Luke 1:1-4;2 Tim. 4:11;2 Chr. 6:20-21;Daniel 6:10

Sermon Series: Book of Acts [Church On Fire]

In this message, Pastor Woody introduces the new series "Book of Acts [Church On Fire]" by examining the assumed author of the book and a few of it's main characters.