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Stand Firm! (1 Peter 1:1-12)

The Christ follower in this world lives in a constant paradox. We are elect but we are also exiles. We suffer grievous trials but glorious treasure is promised. We love a Savior we have not yet seen. We are both beat up and blessed beyond our wildest imaginations. To persevere we must have the proper…

Church Next Door AZ 1 Timothy sermon series Scott Mitchell

Cross-Training (1 Timothy 4:6-10)

Passively waiting for God to automatically make you more like Jesus is like taking a nap on a weight bench and expecting to wake up ripped. Spiritual growth is impossible without the Holy Spirit. But it’s also impossible without our active cooperation. Check out this message for 3 essential components to boost your Spiritual Training…

Is There Anyone I Can Trust?

It seems that for every person who keeps their word there’s one who abandons their family to chase their idols. For every faithful friend there’s one who hits the road when things hit the fan. As a result, trust comes hard for many of us – maybe even trusting God. But one message of Christmas is this: Our loving Father always keeps…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Finish Strong: The Finish Line (Acts 28:11-31)

In his song “After the Music Stops” Lecrae asks a poignant question: “After the show, after the set, after the music stops what’s next? Will there be fellowship, prayer, disciples, will you open your bibles after the music stops. After it’s over, after it ends, after the music stops, what then? Will you understand that…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Finish Strong: Run with Hope (Acts 25-26)

Need some hope today? Ravi Zacharias said, “The absence of future hope has an amazing capacity to reach into the present and eat away at the structure of life, as termites would a giant foundation.” In other words, hope is kind of important! Check out this message and you’ll see that hope is confidence God…

Confused About Christ (selections from Mark 8-10)

Ever feel confused? You’re not alone! In this message we’ll join Jesus and his confused disciples on a journey to Jerusalem. We’ll discover that Comfort, Comparing ourselves with others, and Craving Recognition can all leave us confused about Jesus. And along the way, as He teaches them, He will teach us as well: He will show us that there is clarity to be found –…

Celebrating Christmas in the Middle of a War

It was Charlie Brown who said, “I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming but I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel.” How many of us relate to him? We’re happy that Jesus came but overwhelmed by the weight of the war around us. Disease, death, broken relationships and financial hardship all sabotage our celebration.…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Only Jesus (Acts 19)

Jesus and His Gospel provide the the only ultimate answers to the deepest needs of our world. Unfortunately, there are times that the church tries so hard to blend in that we hide the very One the world needs. In an attempt to be relevant, we sometimes lose the actual relevance of the Gospel. Check…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Teachability and Teamwork (Acts 18:18-28)

It’s easy to look at all God did through guys like Peter and Paul and come away feeling like, “That’s really great. But I’m not an apostle. What can God do through me?” This passage will show you. We’ll look at how the Holy Spirit advanced God’s kingdom in Ephesus and beyond through three “non-apostles”:  Priscilla,…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Real Faith in Hard Times (Acts 18:1-17)

Ever run into that brand of Christianity that says, “If you feel weak or desperate, don’t you dare even say it. Put on a plastic smile, pretend like everything’s OK, and it will be?” Aside from being annoying, it’s just not Biblical. When Paul came to Corinth, he was (in his own words) weak, fearful,…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Learning to Let Go (Acts 15:36-16:10)

Whether it’s a friendship, your rights, or your plans, letting go is hard to do. The good news is when we let go of something for God, we can trust Him completely. Check out this message to see how Paul and his missionary team learned to let go and what it means for us today.

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

The Meeting That Changed Everything (Acts 15:1-35)

When you think of important meetings, what comes to mind? The signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776? Lee’s surrender to Grant at the Appomatox Courthouse which ended the civil war? In A.D. 49, Paul and Barnabas traveled 300 miles to Jerusalem for a meeting that would decide the fate of Christianity: Would it…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

The (Real) Neverending Story (Acts 13:13-52)

In the movie, The Neverending Story, Bastion was startled to realize that he was not only reading the book, he was a part of it. The same is true for us when it comes to God’s Neverending Story: The story of saving lost sinners and bringing them into relationship with Himself. God’s story is not…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Sent Ones: Then and Now (Acts 13:1-12)

As Paul set out on his first missionary journey, we can learn about our mission today. Check out this message to see how he and Barnabas were sent by a local church, how they came face to face with the enemy of the mission, and how God’s power won the battle. Don’t go it alone.…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Jesus is Meant to be Shared (Acts 11:1-18)

In the early church, the Jewish Christians needed a reminder that the Savior didn’t only come to save them, but the Gentiles as well. Does the church today need a reminder that Jesus is not only for us? He came to seek and save the lost. Are we hoarding Him? Or are we sharing? (recording cut…

The Nightmare Before Easter (1 Corinthians 15)

Useless preaching. Futile Faith. Christians enslaved by sin. Dead believers lost forever. Live however you want, because it all ends in the grave anyway. That’s the nightmare of life without the Resurrection. Thankfully, Paul shakes us awake and reminds us that our faith is based on the reality of a Savior who died for our sins, rose again, and appeared to many: Historical…

Acts sermon series Church Next Door AZ teaching pastor Scott Mitchell podcast

Three Marks of the Early Church (Acts 5:12-42)

If you had to pick three things that characterized the early church, what would you say? (Hint: The answer is not Cozy, Convenient, and Comfortable.) They went public with their faith. They spoke the words of life. And they made a decision about Jesus that radically shaped the way they lived. Check out this message…