Sermons on Acts

The World, The Church: What Is God Doing?

36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name…

What Is The Church Christ Is Building & Why Is He Building It

…I will build my church… (Matthew 16:18) 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that…

Worship Involves Serving God

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” (Luke 4:8) For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” (Acts 13:47) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on…

Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus In Persecution

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10) But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to…

Worship Involves a Lifestyle of Confession and Repentance

…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22) This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no…

What Church Is All About

Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together…