Category Archives: sermon

The Damascus Road

Acts 9:1-11 Saul’s experience on the Damascus Road is probably well known among Christians. I am going to divide the account given in Acts 9 into three sermons. Today we will consider Saul’s personal encounter with Jesus on the way … Continue reading

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The Gospel Goes to Ethiopia

Acts 8:26-40 Phillip’s encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch leads to the Gospel making its way from Jerusalem to Ethiopian. As long as Christianity has existed there have been Christians in Ethiopia. There are also a couple of lessons about responding … Continue reading

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Simon the Magician

Acts 8:9-25 Simon the magician is impressed by the power of the Holy Spirit and offers to pay the Apostles for it. The Gospel is spread throughout Samaria.

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Persecution of the Church Begins

Acts 8:1-8 Stephen became the first Christian martyr at the end of Acts 7. Persecution of the believers spread as we are introduced to Saul; the gospel spreads as we are introduced to Phillip.

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The Object Lesson of Moses

Acts 7:35-53 Stephen outlines Moses as a type of Christ and concludes that the modern Jews (of the 1st Century) continues to resist the Holy Spirit as they have always done.  

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Stephen’s Sermon

Stephen was listed among the first seven deacons in Acts 6. His address in Acts 7 before the Council used the history of Israel to make a case for Jesus as the Christ. After sticking their fingers in their ears … Continue reading

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The First Deacons

Ministry involves preaching the Word and serving tables.  The Apostles recruit some help in Acts 6 and outline the characteristics of who qualifies.  We don’t turn to Exodus 18 in this sermon (but we did read it last Wednesday and … Continue reading

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Wise Advice

The Apostles are arrested, imprisoned, freed by an angel, then brought before the council. A Pharisee named Gamaliel wisely surmises that if their movement is a plan of man then it will come to nothing, but if it is a … Continue reading

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Truth, Not Advertising

July 30, 2017 Ananias and Sapphira sold their property and brought some, but not all, of the proceeds to the Apostles. The sin was not in the sale or the donation but their motivation was wrong and according to Peter … Continue reading

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Prayer for Boldness

July 16, 2017 Peter and John were sternly commanded not to to teach or preach any more in the name of Jesus. As soon as they are reunited with the other believers they pray for boldness and continue to teach … Continue reading

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