Day: January 6, 2014

Sermon: All the Prophets Agree (Acts 15:6-21)

All the Prophets Agree Acts 15:6-21 Introduction We find ourselves back with the Apostles and Elders at the Jerusalem Council.  As they meet, they are in fact sorting out doctrine from the recent events, namely, God saving and moving among the Gentiles.  Notice how…

Sermon: The New Wine in New Wineskins (Acts 15:1-11)

The New Wine in New Wineskins Acts 15:1-11 Introduction Jesus tells a parable in Luke 5 which shows the picture of the NT Church and OT Judaism.  He is very adamant that you cannot mix Old Covenant promises with New Covenant promises like you…

Sermon: What Happens When the Gospel is Proclaimed? (Acts 14)

What Happens When the Gospel is Proclaimed? Acts 14 Introduction What does Gospel ministry look like?  God has called each and every one of us to consistently and boldly proclaim the message of Jesus Christ.  What does that Gospel ministry look like in your…

Sermon: Apostolic Narration and The Sovereignty of God (Acts 13:13-52)

Apostolic Narration and The Sovereignty of God Acts 13:13-52 Introduction The doctrine of divine election is not a very popular subject.  In fact, in most circles it is hated and ridiculed.  Why do most people dislike it and many make fun of it?  There…

Sermon: The Gospel’s Victory Over Darkness (Acts 13:1-12)

The Gospel’s Victory Over Darkness Acts 13:1-12 Introduction Last time we saw how Herod was no match for the power of God.  We saw how secure Herod had Peter held within his prison with two chains, four squads of soldier, Roman Sentries guarding the…

Sermon: God Will Not Share His Glory (Acts 12)

God Will Not Share His Glory Acts 12 Introduction In the quest for Gospel expansion among the nations and among the Jews, Luke shows us an account where God displays His power and overcomes one of the most powerful kings of the day.  This…

Sermon: An Affectionate Exchange (Acts 11:1-30)

An Affectionate Exchange Acts 11:1-30 Introduction In Chapter 11 of Acts, we have the third account of the events that took place, bringing Peter to Cornelius and the Holy Spirit falling on all who heard the Word.  I’m not going to preach another sermon…

Sermon: The Gentile Pentecost (part 3) (Acts 10:30-48)

The Gentile Pentecost (part 3) Acts 10:30-48 Introduction We pick up our account of Peter and Cornelius in Acts 10:30-48.  We jump into the story somewhat in mid stride.  Peter has arrived at the home of the Roman Centurion, Cornelius.  He has learned by…

Sermon: The Gentile Pentecost (Part 2) What God Calls Clean (Acts 10:9-29)

The Gentile Pentecost (Part 2) What God Calls Clean Acts 10:9-29 Introduction I am always amazed when reading the Book of Acts and see God work in multiple people at one time.  I’m amazed at how God puts people together at just the right…

Sermon: The Gentile Pentecost (Part 1) (Acts 10:1-8)

The Gentile Pentecost (Part 1) Acts 10:1-8 Introduction So far, we have seen the beginning of the Gospel moving out of Jerusalem into various other regions.  Because of the persecution over the death of Stephen we’ve seen the Gospel go to Samaria where those…