Day: November 16, 2013

Sermon: A Former Enemy of the Church Preaching Christ (Acts 9:20-31)

A Former Enemy of the Church Preaching Christ Acts 9:20-31 Introduction Saul has been converted by the Lord Jesus from an enemy of the church, a violent aggressing persecutor to a faithful preacher.  We’ll see how the persecutor has become the persecuted. Luke shows…

Sermon: The Birth of a Disciple (Acts 9:10-19)

The Birth of a Disciple Acts 9:10-19 Introduction We have already seen the amazing encounter the Apostle Paul had with the Risen Lord.  Paul was immediately changed.  He was changed from being one who hated Jesus and His followers to one who loved Jesus…

Sermon: Christ’s Enemy Conquered (Acts 9:1-9)

Christ’s Enemy Conquered Acts 9:1-9 Introduction Last time we were together, we looked at Philip and the conversion and baptism of the Ethiopian Eunuch.  This man was, by all human standards a least likely candidate for conversion.  He was unclean, cursed, and not among…

Sermon: The Divine Leading of a Sovereign God (Acts 8:26-40)

The Divine Leading of a Sovereign God Acts 8:26-40 Introduction So far in the Acts of the Apostles, we have seen mass conversions.  We witnessed through God’s Word the day of Pentecost where 3000 souls were saved.  We’ve seen crowds converted as the Apostles…

Sermon: Simon, a Man Amazed With Magic and Not With Christ (Acts 8:9-25)

Simon, a Man Amazed With Magic and Not With Christ Acts 8:9-25 Introduction I once counseled an elderly lady named Caroline who was extremely troubled over that fact that she could not speak in tongues.  She was fixated on this topic and it had…

Sermon: The Paradox of Persecution (Acts 8:1-8)

The Paradox of Persecution Acts 8:1-8 Introduction The Hebrew Bible ends with 2 Chronicles, which states the privilege Jews, have to consistently make the trek to the Holy City, Jerusalem.  This last paragraph of the OT contains the edict of King Cyrus explaining the…

Sermon: God Doesn’t Live in Temples Made with Human Hands (Pt. 2) Acts 7:35-53

God Doesn’t Live in Temples Made with Human Hands (Pt. 2) Acts 7:35-53 Introduction The first half of Stephen’s prophetic declaration of judgment we looked to last week.  We saw in verses 1-34 how that God loved His people and cared for them and…