Sermons from Bay Vista Baptist Church

A Heart Saved and an Enemy Defeated

Saul, Barnabas, and John Mark, having been commissioned by the church in Antioch, set out for the island of Cyprus. They make their way from their original port to to the captial, where the governor wants to hear what they have to say; however, a sorcerer understands who they are and resists. Through their efforts, we see three ways God leads His people to victory and draws others to Himself.

Acts 13:4-12     Bro. Danny Nance     July 21st, 2019

It's Time to Go!

The church at Antioch did something that no other church had done up to this point in history - they commissioned a team of men to go evangelize other areas. Through this, we see how God uses specific people for specific tasks, encourages His people with spiritual confirmation, and uses the same principles even while working in varied ways with varied individuals. We must not “audit” the Christian life!

Acts 12:25-13:3     Bro. Danny Nance     July 14th, 2019

Surprise! Surprise!

The early church is, once again, facing persecution. James, the brother of John, has been captured and killed, and Peter is in prison, awaiting trial after the holy days surrounding Passover. The church is praying for him, while at the same time, he is being freed from prison; when he appears, they do not want to believe it! This story shows us how God can move beyond our expectations when we pray, often not directly answering our specific prayer, but answering the underlying need. He knows the dangers that exist in life, He listens to the cries of our heart, and He works through our less-than-perfect faith to accomplish His will through us.

Acts 12:1-17     Bro. Danny Nance     July 7th, 2019

The Barriers Keep Falling

As believers were scattered, after the persecution that started after Stephen’s martyrdom, a group of believers made it to the city of Antioch. While others had sought out Jews to convert, this group went to Greeks - and had great success! The church in Jerusalem learned of it, and sent Barnabas to them. Through this, we seen how God wants us to broaden our vision, how He will encourage us wheverever we go, and how He rewards our hearts when we reach out with compassion for others.

Acts 11:19-30     Bro. Danny Nance     June 30th, 2019

A History Making Sermon

Every so often, someone preaches a sermon that changes the course of history; Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” kicked off the first Great Awakening in the United States, and Dr. R. G. Lee’s “Payday Someday” saw massive results wherever he preached it. In today’s passage, we read about the first sermon preached directly to the Gentiles, and it had massive results as well.

(At the end of the message, there was a snippet from Dr. S. M. Lockridge’s “He’s My King” message that is not in this recording.)

Acts 10:34-48     Bro. Danny Nance     June 23rd, 2019

Breaking Down a Wall

In today’s passage, Luke pivots from Saul/Paul to Peter and Cornelius; the former is “the rock” who followed Christ while He was on the earth, and the latter is a Roman centurion. These two me would seem to have little to nothing in common with one another; however, through the power of God, the wall separating these two men is torn down, and they are both better off because of it.

Acts 10:1-23     Bro. Danny Nance     June 16th, 2019

Friendship Born in Faith

When Saul was converted, the members of the church did not trust that his conversion was real. Barnabas stepped up, though, and vouched for him and his teaching. Through their story, we can see how friends can help us maintain hope, keep strength in the face of opposition, and accomplish more together for the Kingdom of God than we could have accomplished alone.

Acts 9:26-31     Bro. Danny Nance     June 9th, 2019

You Want Me to What?

God had a plan to turn Saul into Paul, and that plan involved training from a devoted follower of Jesus named Ananias. Ananias knew Saul’s reputation, though, and was quite surprised when God’s call came. Through his story, though, we see that even though God may call us to difficult circumstances, but result in more good than we expect, and even healings we wouldn’t have imagined.

Acts 9:10-19     Bro. Danny Nance     June 2nd, 2019

A Whole New Life

There’s no way to sugar-coat it - Saul was a bad guy. He meant well, but he was persecuting followers of the very God he thought he was defending. As he traveled to Damascus, God miraculously appeared, extending Saul His grace, and demonstrating that no one is too far gone for God to rescue.

Acts 9:1-9     Bro. Danny Nance     May 26th, 2019

The Importance of One

We tend to think of “mighty moves of God” as times when large numbers of people came to a saving knowledge of Christ. Today, though, we look at an occasion where God called Philip away from a flourishing work, to a one-on-one opportunity with an Ethiopian eunuch who was trying to understand Isaiah. Through this, we see how God calls each of us to be witnesses for Him wherever we go.

Acts 8:26-40     Bro. Danny Nance     May 19th, 2019
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