January 9, 2018
The book of Acts ends with a bit of an irony- Paul, in prison, is sharing the gospel “unhindered.” But this ending describes the reality of how things are- under the sovereignty of God.
December 13, 2017
Acts 26 is Paul’s defense before Agrippa- He is arguing for his life! And yet, Paul still takes the opportunity to talk about the authority of Christ, and the command to all of us to be witnesses of the resurrection. 20 centuries later and we still draw from this as an example on how to witness to those who are lost.
December 7, 2017
God raises the dead; this is the gospel in concentrated form. This message can provoke hope in some knowing that this life isn’t all that there is, but it can provoke terror in others as well. Hope caused Paul to give up his own life for the sake of the Gospel, and it was terror that caused so much uproar in Jerusalem, it is the reason Paul stood on trial before Festus and Agrippa in Acts 26.
November 29, 2017
Acts 24:25 is a prepackaged sermon. Paul’s address to Felix on Righteousness, Self-control, and a coming judgment, lays out for us the three tenses of salvation- a past, a present, and a future work of Christ. (The introduction to this sermon was lost due to technical issues).
October 31, 2017
God’s design and desire for the church (those for whom Christ died) is their preservation. One of the weapons in His arsenal then is the Overseer. This farewell to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20 gives us a great look into what the Overseer should do and be.
October 24, 2017
“What will you do with your life?” It’s a question I have asked, and been asked, since early on in life. The call of the Christian is to lay it down in service of Christ. Acts 20: 17-38 shows us Paul, eager to make it to Jerusalem, stopping along the way to meet with elders of the church at Ephesus to say a few parting words. Those words are essentially Paul’s answer to that question.