Category: Sermons

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… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Paradox of Persecution (Acts 8:1-8)”

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

Sermon: A Case Study in Church Unity Acts 6:1-7

A Case Study in Church Unity Acts 6:1-7 Introduction What happens when we are confronted with people different from us?  How do we react when God brings other folks into our lives? The early church was not a perfect church.  It had to continually… Continue Reading “Sermon: A Case Study in Church Unity Acts 6:1-7”

Sermon: The Word of the Cross, Folly or Wisdom? Acts 5:33-42

The Word of the Cross, Folly or Wisdom? Acts 5:33-42 Introduction Our passage today continues the account of the Apostles’ arrest and trial.  Their crime was preaching that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, that the Jewish leadership murdered Him, and that God has endorsed… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Word of the Cross, Folly or Wisdom? Acts 5:33-42”

Sermon:Fearing God Not Man Acts 5:17-32

Fearing God Not Man Acts 5:17-32 Introduction In our text today we have the second arrest of the Apostles.  Luke informs us that this is the second phase or second attempt of the leaders in Israel to rid themselves of the Apostles and their… Continue Reading “Sermon:Fearing God Not Man Acts 5:17-32”

Sermon: God, Would You Stretch Out Your Hand? Acts 5:12-16

Introduction I am often torn between the idea of modern day signs and wonders and the sufficiency of Scripture.  It seems that if you believe the Bible is sufficient then signs and wonders are not needed, and yet the early church prayed for both.… Continue Reading “Sermon: God, Would You Stretch Out Your Hand? Acts 5:12-16”

Sermon: The Awesome Presence of God 5:1-11

The Awesome Presence of God Acts 2:42-47& 4:32-5:11 Introduction You don’t have to read too much in Greek literature to discover what they valued.  Plato, Philo, and Origin etc allude to their one great goal in society.  Basically, their society revolved around the idea… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Awesome Presence of God 5:1-11”

Sermon: Praying for Boldness in the Midst God Ordained Suffering (Acts 4:23-31)

Praying for Boldness in the Midst God Ordained Suffering Acts 4:23-31 Introduction In this passage we have a buffet of red meat.  Paul tells us that there is the milk of the Word and then there is the meat of the Word.  Today, we… Continue Reading “Sermon: Praying for Boldness in the Midst God Ordained Suffering (Acts 4:23-31)”

sermon: Boldness in a World of Unbelief (Acts 4:1-22)

Boldness in a World of Unbelief Acts 4:1-22 Introduction In Acts 2 the church experiences the receiving of dynamic power as the Holy Spirit is poured out.  In Acts 3, she experiences incomprehensible growth as three thousand souls are cut to the heart and… Continue Reading “sermon: Boldness in a World of Unbelief (Acts 4:1-22)”

Sermon: The God of Great Grace Acts 3:11-26

The God of Great Grace Acts 3:11-26 Introduction This passage is basically Peter’s explanation of what the healing of the lame man means.  Remember from last week, the man lame from birth who was healed as he exercised his God-given faith in Jesus Christ. … Continue Reading “Sermon: The God of Great Grace Acts 3:11-26”