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Sun, Nov 29, 2020
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38 mins 12 secs
This morning we find our new believer, Saul (or 'Paul' as he soon will be) completely alone and cut off in this world. His former friends are his bitterest enemies. The Christian brothers don't trust him at all. he is the ultimate 'outsider'. Does that strike a chord? And yet he could be more safely 'in' if he tried. Message by Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Orange, CA From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God
Sun, Nov 22, 2020
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30 mins 23 secs
"The Lord said to him: 'Arise and go to the street called 'Straight' and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for--behold!--he prays!" Acts 9:11 NKJV Could it possibly be a coincidence? That this greatest conversion of all time--Saul the 'Destroyer' kneeling before Jesus!--should happen on 'Straight Street', of all places! Praise God! Goodness knows, the man has been on 'Crooked' long enough! Isn't it marvelous how our Savior works!  Message by Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Orange, CA   From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God
Sun, Nov 15, 2020
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36 mins 35 secs
"...he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying: 'Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?'" Acts 9: 4 It has to be one of the most dramatic moments in all the B ib le: the complete overthrow of a wicked man. Saul, the great persecutor, was the 'ravenous wolf' from the Tribe of Benjamin, prophesied by Jacob some 2000 years before. (Gen 49: 27). But hang on! He is just about to become a 'lamb'!  Message by Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Orange, CA  From the Pastors' series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God
Sun, Nov 08, 2020
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44 mins
"Then the Spirit said to Philip: 'Go near and overtake this chariot...'" Acts 8: 29 He was treasurer to the Queen of a thoroughly pagan land; a man of great authority and prestige! Who would ever expect him to come to the Lord? And yet, there he was: in the middle of the wilderness, driven by the dictates of a deep spiritual hunger!  Message by Pastor Dave Johnson, Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Orange, CA  From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God
Sun, Oct 18, 2020
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41 mins 34 secs
"...but he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven..."    Acts 7: 55 Stephen was the church's first martyr and what a model of courage he is! He knew the great risk  behind what he was doing and yet he did it anyway. He spoke Truth in the face of great e il and paid for it with his life. But--oh!--he 'looked up' dear ones! Let's you and I do the same!  Message by Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Orange, CA  From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God
Mon, Oct 12, 2020
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40 mins 2 secs
If ever a prosecutor should regret pressing charges, Stephen's case is surely one of them. He actually proves that his accusers are guilty of the charges they leveled against him! Though the favor of God was always at work among the, they stubbornly rejected His deliverance. And how like the USA today!  Message by Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvaryary Chapel Old Towne, Orange, CA  From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God
Sun, Oct 04, 2020
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43 mins
"God was with him and delivered him out of all his troubles and gave him favor and wisdom..." Acts 7: 10 Stephen's 'defense' may seem long, detailed and historical, but--make no mistake--there is nothing superfluous about it. Every word exonerates Stephen and every new subject makes the same devastating point: a nation can fall out of favor with God. And so has the U.S. of A! Message by Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Orange, CA  From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God.
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
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43 mins
"...they departed from the presence of the Council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His Name." Acts 5: 41 This morning, we see God's mighty hand at work, keeping His church save, sound and fearless as ever! And that He will do for you too, dear faithful one! And for all His dear church! Let's take a look... Message by Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Orange, CA From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God
Sun, Aug 09, 2020
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45 mins 30 secs
"...and when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken..." Acts 4: 31 As the world hangs heavy under the turmoil and the lawlessness, we are hearing it over and over: "I can't think of one happy thing." Oh, but we're Christians, dear ones! So how should we respond? Wouldn't you know? Our brave church in Acts 4 does it just right! Let's learn from them today.   Message by Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvary Chapel Old Towne Orange CA From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God.
Sun, Aug 02, 2020
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44 mins 20 secs
"Whether it is right, in the sight of God, to listen to you more than to God, you be the judge." Acts 4: 19 We continue our study of the 'brave Church': people so inspired and empowered that nothing was going to stop them now. Not that many wouldn't try! This morning, the 'authorities' tried to forbid them to even 'utter' the name of Jesus. What a laugh! Let's take a look... Message by Asst. Pastor Rod Schorr, Calvary Chapel Old Towne Orange, CA.  From the Pastors' Series: The Book of Acts: Dear Lovers of God