Acts Sermon 1: Jesus' Final Commission and the Advent of the Holy Spirit
Acts Sermon 1: Jesus' Final Commission and the Advent of the Holy Spirit (22:15)
Acts  is  one  of  the  most  exciting  books  in  the  New  Testament.  Luke  chronicles  the  first  three  decades  of  early  church &n... more
Acts Sermon 2: Healing and Opposition
Acts Sermon 2: Healing and Opposition (22:51)
Acts  2  concludes  with  the  mighty  work  of  the  Spirit  among  the  Jerusalem  believers.  But  just  as  Jesus  encountered  opposition &... more
Acts Sermon 3: Preaching of Stephen
Acts Sermon 3: Preaching of Stephen (21:06)
In  spite  of  opposition  to  the  preaching  of  the  Gospel,  unity  and  generosity  characterized  the  Jerusalem  church  (4:32-34).  The  ... more
Acts Sermon 4: Philip: A Faithful Witness
Acts Sermon 4: Philip: A Faithful Witness (20:37)
Following the death of Stephen the Gospel began to make its way outside of Jerusalem. Persecution only increased the effectiveness of the church’s witness to Christ. The dominant theme of Acts 8 is the preaching of Philip,&... more
Acts Sermon 5: The Conversion of Saul
Acts Sermon 5: The Conversion of Saul (16:20)
One of the most amazing conversions recorded in Scripture is that of Saul of Tarsus. Saul has already appeared in the narrative of Acts as a threat to the early church (cf. 7:58; 8:1-3). Acts 9:1-19 records his conversion on the ... more
Acts Sermon 6: A Gospel for All People: Jew and Gentile
Acts Sermon 6: A Gospel for All People: Jew and Gentile (21:04)
That Luke considered the conversion of the Gentile centurion Cornelius significant is evidenced by the amount of space he devoted to it. All of Acts 10 and a good portion of chapter 11 describe the visions of both Peter and ... more
Acts Sermon 7: The Church at Antioch
Acts Sermon 7: The Church at Antioch (17:37)
Following the account of the conversion of Cornelius through the witness of Peter, Luke now moves on to describe the founding and the activity of the church at Antioch. Here also, Gentiles are brought into the church through... more
Acts Sermon 8: Continuation of First Missionary Journey
Acts Sermon 8: Continuation of First Missionary Journey (20:24)
Acts 12 records yet another instance of persecution against the church initiated by Herod Agrippa, grandson of Herod the Great. Herod put James the brother of John to death and, since this “pleased the Jews,” he impri... more
Acts Sermon 9: The Jerusalem Conference
Acts Sermon 9: The Jerusalem Conference (18:52)
Acts 14 ends with the report by Paul and Barnabas to the church at Antioch regarding the success of the Gospel among the Gentiles. Certain Jews, however, opposed the Gentile mention. They wanted Gentiles to become Jews befor... more
Acts Sermon 10: The Unknown God
Acts Sermon 10: The Unknown God (20:19)
Acts 17 continues the narration of the second missionary journey. Following a ministry in Thessalonica and Berea, Paul arrived in Athens awaiting the missionary team from which he had been temporarily separated. While waitin... more
Acts Sermon 11: Paul and Apollos
Acts Sermon 11: Paul and Apollos (19:49)
Following Athens, Paul moved on to Corinth where he remained for a year and a half (18:11). After a brief stay in Ephesus (18:19-21), he traveled to Caesarea, back to Antioch, and then to various locations throughout the reg... more
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