ACTS

A few sermons from our study of the book of Acts

 

WE'VE GOT THIS

Sermon on the beginning of the book of Acts and the intimidation of evangelism.

 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Sermon on Acts 2. What does it mean that the Holy Spirit has come? Peter preaches on Pentecost to answer this question, and the answer leads to the establishment of a new social reality.

 

STRUGGLING FOR WORDS

In Acts 4, Peter and John are arrested because of their words. The high council wants to control speech in Jerusalem, as the powerful always do, and the two struggle for control of words.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?

Sermon looking at various possible goals of spiritual growth out of Acts 6.

 

HUNGRY FOR POWER

In this message, the character of Simon Magus is explored.

 

US AND THEM

Sermon on the conversion of Cornelius and the hostility between “us” and “them”.

 

LETTING GO OF OLD WAYS

Paul and Barnabas travel to Lystra where they are confused with Greek gods. The Greeks there want to blend the gospel of Jesus into the worldview they already have—something we often do.

 

THE COUNCIL

For the first time, the church begins to wrestle with the question of who can be saved (not how a person is saved). What decisions does the council make, and to what degree and in what manner is this council still authoritative for Christians today?

 

A TROUBLEMAKER WORTH TRUSTING

The gospel arrives in Philippi, and this upsets the status quo for families, business, and the empire. Jesus always poses a threat to these three arenas of life by making ultimate claims on our lives.

 

THE CLASH OF IDOLATRY AND THE GOSPEL

A riot breaks out in Ephesus when certain men who profit from the idolatry-tourism industry feel threatened by the gospel. But in the end, the idolaters pose a greater threat to social order than the gospel does.

 
 
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