Local Church St. Pete Podcast



This podcast features talks given at Local Church St. Pete. We are a community of people humbled by the grace and love of Jesus located in the heart of St. Pete, FL - a diverse, eclectic, artistic and active city. Our hope is for Local Church St. Pete to be a place where you can grow in faith, ask hard questions and take time to explore the truths of who Jesus is and what it means for your life today. Visit us online at www.localchurchstpete.com.


  • Comfort in Crisis | Acts 23-24

    26/07/2021 Duration: 40min

     What will you do when circumstances threaten to hijack what you believe is God’s plan for your life? When you find yourself in the midst of crisis, wondering what’s next, not at all sure how it’s all going to play out? In Acts 23-24 the apostle Paul is given comfort in the midst of crisis. A comfort that doesn’t give him all the answers to his every question, it doesn’t promise convenience, but is exactly what he needs in order to face his crisis with faith and courage. If there was ever a time we needed to know this comfort it’s now. 

  • Out of the Shadows | Colossians 2:16-23

    19/07/2021 Duration: 34min

    When light hits an object, it creates a shadow, a dark copy of the original. If you only ever saw the shadow of an object but not the object itself, it would be incomplete and misleading. This is the way spirituality and religion are if they are void of Christ. To be a “Christian” but not know Christ, or to be spiritual without the Spirit is to miss something. Christ is the source of our Christianity. 

  • The Secret Life of Prayer | Matthew 6:5-14

    11/07/2021 Duration: 40min

    I’m sure you’ve experienced the joy of a meaningful conversation with someone who loves you. One where you pulled away from the noise, even if for a few minutes, to share your heart and focus on theirs. There’s a kind of energy and renewal that comes into a relationship when that happens. Prayer is intended to bring that kind of energy and renewal into your life. Jesus invites his followers into a meaningful, unrehearsed, secret life of prayer. It’s about pulling away from the noise to share your heart with someone who loves you.

  • Resolute | Acts 21-22

    05/07/2021 Duration: 37min

    There are times in our life when we know exactly what God wants us to do, but it’s incredibly hard to do it. Staying resolute in these moments, when opposition comes from every side, is a real test. If we cling to the gospel of Jesus, it will make all the difference.

  • Legacy | Acts 20

    28/06/2021 Duration: 38min

    “Disciples who make disciples” is not just a great slogan; it is what the church has always been about. From the very beginning, Jesus’ first followers made disciples who made disciples. We desire that discipleship be the legacy of Local Church and the legacy of our lives. The first followers had their time. Now it is our time. 

  • The Extraordinary Power of Jesus | Acts 19

    21/06/2021 Duration: 34min

    Imagine someone you love is in bondage, held captive to something they voluntarily submit to again and again. They think it’s the answer to their fears and anxieties. It brings a sense of power and control. It could be drugs, sex, the influence of a person or belief system – but it’s ruining their lives. Acts 19 is the story of magical, religious and cultural powers ruining people’s lives and what happens when these powers come face to face with the extraordinary power of Jesus. 

  • Strength to Stay | Acts 18

    14/06/2021 Duration: 32min

    Are you physically, emotionally or spiritually exhausted? Where will you find the strength to stay? To endure? To continue speaking about Jesus and living for Jesus when loneliness, discouragement and weariness is your present experience? Acts 18 is the story of finding strength to stay – right there, in the midst of the craze. Right there, in the midst of the loneliness, discouragement and weariness.

  • Living in Exile | Jeremiah 29:4-14

    07/06/2021 Duration: 46min

    Why are you here? Do you love where God has placed you? Does it show in your life? The prophet Jeremiah reminds us of the call of God as “exiles and sojourners” in the places where we live and work. God has put you where you are, when you are, “into exile” for a reason.  Join us this Sunday as we hear from special guest Jeff Toomer of Leader’s Collective.

  • A Much Needed Introduction | Acts 17:16-34

    31/05/2021 Duration: 35min

    Where do you start when “God” is a generic word and truth is determined by the individual? When it seems like people have heard it all before? In Acts 17 the apostle Paul is in Athens, the cultural and philosophical center of his day. He’s surrounded by the greatest artists, thinkers and philosophers – but also by thousands upon thousands of idols that are deeply troubling to him. He knows they are a gross distortion; a mere caricature of the Living God. He knows the God of Creation is the passionate seeker who has made a way for us to seek and know him. So he begins with a much needed introduction. 

  • It Messes with Everything | Acts 17:1-15

    24/05/2021 Duration: 32min

    It’s one thing to be told to believe. No dialogue, no questions, no explanation. It’s another to have something explained, ask questions and examine it for yourself. The story of Jesus has been explained for thousands of years with reason, proof and thoughtful dialogue. Now it’s our turn. Are we ready to listen, able to explain and willing to examine the Scriptures? In Acts 17 some are persuaded the message about Jesus is what they were hoping for while others think it’s messing with everything. So which is it? Could both be true? 

  • Something Bigger | Acts 16

    17/05/2021 Duration: 36min

    A life of self-interest is not all it is cracked up to be. You would think that living a life where we focus on our comfort, our reputation, and our agenda would be satisfying, but truth be told...it’s not. Though it seems to be the default for us as humans, living out of self-interest is small-minded and narrow. It’s claustrophobic. God calls His people to something so much more. We are called to live for something bigger than ourselves. 

  • Controversy and Conflict | Acts 15

    10/05/2021 Duration: 37min

    The world is full of controversy and conflict. Every headline seems to present a new debate inviting us to take up its cause. Acts 15 presents the most hotly debated issue of the early church, a controversy that had to be dealt with. The issue came down to what was necessary for salvation. Some believed (and were preaching) that faith in Jesus plus something else was necessary. Today, many live as if that’s true. The controversy was settled in Acts 15, but it needs to be settled again, in our own hearts. 

  • In The Face of Discouragement | John 15:1-5; Ephesians 1:3-14

    03/05/2021 Duration: 34min

    All of us battle discouragement. What do you do when you feel like it’s winning? Where do you go? When condemnation meets depression meets anxiety? When you’re tempted to check out, write others off or believe lies? We’ve been given a place to find renewal and strength any time of the day or night and in a moment’s notice. It’s a place we were meant to go frequently. The question is will we go there? In the face of discouragement, will we run to this place of renewal and strength? 

  • The Long Way Home | Acts 14

    25/04/2021 Duration: 40min

    Have you ever been lied about, misunderstood, falsely accused, maybe even physically attacked because you stood up for something you believed in or loved someone enough to tell them the truth? In Acts 14 we discover a door of faith has been pushed wide open when all the opposition I just mentioned was trying to keep it shut. Paul and Barnabas didn’t take the shortcut to avoid suffering. Instead they took the long way home, back through cities filled with opposition in order to finish what they started. 

  • Be Careful You Don’t Miss It | Acts 13:13-52

    19/04/2021 Duration: 33min

    God has done something beautiful. He promised it a long time ago, and now it’s come to pass in the story of Jesus. First followers of Jesus knew it meant nothing would ever be the same again. They also knew we have to be careful not to miss it, dismiss it or take it lightly. What are these promises? What do they invite us into? How could we miss them? 

  • Spirit-dependency | Acts 13:1-12

    11/04/2021 Duration: 34min

    The church in the ancient city of Antioch was a diverse, sacrificial and mission-minded church. It’s been a model church for centuries and Acts 13 brings us behind the scenes to see what was central to this thriving community: a dependency on the Spirit of God – the very Helper Jesus sent for his followers to depend on. 

  • The Surprise Ending | Mark 15:40-16:8

    05/04/2021 Duration: 32min

    Some of the best movies are the ones you think will end a certain way but to everyone’s surprise leave you in shock. As the credits roll it takes a few minutes to process what just happened. Jesus’ life not only ended in a way that surprised everyone, it turned out to be the beginning of something new. Join us as we celebrate Jesus’ surprise ending and the new beginning it opened up for us all. 

  • Good Friday | Daryn Kinney

    03/04/2021 Duration: 17min
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