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Welcome to the Joel Ramsey Podcast. This podcast is simple and practical and designed to help followers of Jesus Christ outwork their faith in everyday life. The Gospel is Good and the world needs to hear about it. For more info on Joel visit joelramsey.org Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joelramsey/support

Pastor Joel Ramsey Citipointe Church - Nashville

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Welcome to the Joel Ramsey Podcast. This podcast is simple and practical and designed to help followers of Jesus Christ outwork their faith in everyday life. The Gospel is Good and the world needs to hear about it. For more info on Joel visit joelramsey.org Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joelramsey/support

    Acts 4:23-37 | The Product of Persecution

    Acts 4:23-37 | The Product of Persecution

    Persecution of the Christians was supposed to stop them. Instead, it had the opposite effect.



    External Persecution Produced



    1. Passionate Prayer

    2. Courage

    3. Unique Unity

    4. Great Power

    5. Great Grace

    6. Humble Hearts

    7. Radical Generosity



    (NIV)Acts 4:23–37
    23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “ ‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 26 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one.’ 27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

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    • 42 min
    Acts 3:1-26 - Sickness, Disease and Disappointment

    Acts 3:1-26 - Sickness, Disease and Disappointment

    Today's main motivation after the prior week's message on healing was to deal with how to handle the situation of unanswered prayers for healing



    3 Major Reasons for Sickness and Disease.

    1. Creation was corrupted

    2. Cause and Effect

    3. Demonic attack



    Trusting God in the Mystery.

    (NLT) Romans 11:33-34 33 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! 34 For who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice?



    An Unusual Answer to Prayer

    2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (NIV) 1 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. 5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.





    (NKJV) Isaiah 40:28-31 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth,

    Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.

    30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength;

    They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.




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    • 41 min
    Acts 3:1-26 - 7 Reasons Jesus Heals

    Acts 3:1-26 - 7 Reasons Jesus Heals

    Jesus does the healing, Jesus gets the Glory, and We get to participate.

    7 Reasons Jesus Heals

    1. It's in his Nature - Jehova Rapha - The Lords who heals.

    2. It is the love of God being expressed through the power of God3. To show compassion

    4. It reveals his kingdom of God

    5. It is a witness to non-believers.

    6. It validates God's servants and the message we preach

    7. Ultimately, it brings Glory, Honor, and worship to God

    Acts 3:1-16 (NIV)

    1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

    6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

    Peter Speaks to the Onlookers

    11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.


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    • 41 min
    Acts 2:22-47 | The Church - A people not a person

    Acts 2:22-47 | The Church - A people not a person

    The church is the community of all true believers for all time. The Church Is Local and Universal. In the New Testament, the word “church” may be applied to a group of believers at any level, ranging from a very small group meeting in a private home to the group of all true believers in the universal church.

    I am not the Church & you are not the Church; we are the Church. A follower of Jesus is a Christian; the togetherness of Christians is the Church.

    The Church gathered in large meetings and small meetings, Organized gatherings & organic gatherings.



    Acts 2:42-47 (ESV) 

    42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.


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    • 47 min
    Acts 2:1-21 | The Spirit & Speaking in Tongues

    Acts 2:1-21 | The Spirit & Speaking in Tongues

    The primary purpose of the Holy Spirit in our lives is to empower us to witness and to empower us to righteousness. The Holy Spirit is in us for the sake of holy and christ-like living, and the Holy Spirit is upon us for power. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are complimentary for our witness of Christ. Here we look through the beginning of acts chapter two, and we hone in on the question of "Are spiritual gifts for today? and what is speaking in tongues"? 



    Acts 2:1-21 (NIV) 

    1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

    5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

    13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

    Peter Addresses the Crowd

    14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

    17 “‘In the last days, God says,

    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

    Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

    your young men will see visions,

    your old men will dream dreams.

    18 Even on my servants, both men and women,

    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,

    and they will prophesy.

    19 I will show wonders in the heavens above

    and signs on the earth below,

    blood and fire and billows of smoke.

    20 The sun will be turned to darkness

    and the moon to blood

    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

    21 And everyone who calls

    on the name of the Lord will be saved.’


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    • 47 min
    Acts 1:12-26 | Praying and Preparation for Power

    Acts 1:12-26 | Praying and Preparation for Power

    The followers of Jesus were waiting eagerly for the promised Holy Spirit. In the ten days between Jesus' ascension to heaven and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, the followers of Jesus were getting prepared for the power. They gathered together, they prayed together, and they prepared themselves with scripture and leadership, so they were ready for the mission to come. In this message, we focus on unity, prayer, and the authority of the Bible.



    Acts 1:12-26 (NIV) 

    12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

    15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.”

    18 (With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. 19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

    20 “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the Book of Psalms:

    “‘May his place be deserted;

    let there be no one to dwell in it,’

    and,

    “‘May another take his place of leadership.’

    21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

    23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.




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    • 54 min

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