Author Archives: Clark Bunch

About Clark Bunch

Clark Bunch is the pastor of Unity Baptist Church and author of God is Near. He and his wife Teresa have one child. In his spare time he enjoys blogging, playing guitar and riding his motorcycle. And coffee, he'd be nowhere without coffee.

Advent Faith

Lighting the Bethlehem Candle reminds us of the faith of Joseph and Mary. Joseph did as the angel commanded. Mary declared herself to be the servant of the Lord and added “let it be as you have said.” We don’t … Continue reading

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Advent: Hope

We celebrate Hope on the first Sunday of Advent and light the Prophets’ candle. There are many scriptures that promise a Messiah and give different clues to help recognize him when he comes. Today we will begin in Deuteronomy with … Continue reading

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Christians at Antioch

And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. -Acts 11:26c NKJV This sermon concludes our series on the early church. From the ascension of Christ in Acts 1 and the Day of Pentecost, through introductions of Stephen, Phillip and … Continue reading

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Advent Begins Nov. 26th

Advent refers to the appearing of something. During the season of Advent we prepare for the incarnation, for Jesus to appear as God with us. Each of the four Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas has a theme, such as Hope … Continue reading

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Peter Preaches to Gentiles

Acts 10:34-48 We know from reading Acts 2 and 3 the kinds of things that happen when Peter preaches. As he is preaching the Gospel – he doesn’t even get to finish his sermon – the Holy Spirit falls on … Continue reading

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Peter Meets Cornelius

Acts 10:17-33 Cornelius had a vision, Peter had a vision, today Peter travels to Cornelius’s house and begins to understand. Cornelius explains why he was summoned and we will leave off just as Peter opens his mouth and is about … Continue reading

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Visions of Cornelius and Peter

My family traveled out of town on Oct 22, you’re not missing an Acts series message. Acts 10:1-16 Much like we did with Acts 9 we are going to divide the Acts 10 narrative in three parts. The beauty of … Continue reading

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Aeneas and Tabitha

Acts 9:32-43 Acts 9 wraps up with the miraculous healing of Aeneas and Tabitha, or Dorcas, being brought back to life! Most of the chapter is about Saul and his salvation, Peter makes a brief appearance near the end.  

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Saul Preaches the Gospel

Acts 9:20-31 After his experience on the Damascus Road left him blind, and being touched by Ananias and the Holy Spirit restored his sight, Saul begins to preach the Gospel with boldness. Meanwhile, the Apostles in Jerusalem are still not … Continue reading

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Ananias and Saul

Acts 9:10-19 Ananias, a disciple in Damascus, received word from the Lord in a vision that he was to find Saul and lay hands on him. Saul had a vision in which he was healed by a man named Ananias. … Continue reading

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