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Sermons on Acts

Coming Home pt.1

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 21:15-36 Sermon #34 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE We must never compromise the gospel, nor willfully participate in sin, but we must passionately pursue the glory of God, the unity of the church, and the evangelization of all people while standing firmly on the truth of God’s Word…even if it costs us everything. SERMON OUTLINE Affectionate Reception Allegations and Rumors Attempted Resolution Anger and Retaliation

The Painful Pleasure of Pursuing Christ’s Plan

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 21:1-14 Sermon #33 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE You may pay a steep price to pursue Christ’s plan for your life with courage and conviction, but you will never regret the cost. SERMON OUTLINE Differing Perspectives Disobedience vs. Devotion Prohibition vs. Prediction Determined Plan The Spirit’s Direction Christ’s Pattern Discipleship’s Price Painful Deadly Pleasurable

The Ministry of Encouragement

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 20:1-12 Sermon #31 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE As a community of believers, we must encourage one another by gathering together for worship, uniting together in service, declaring the truth of the gospel, and clinging to the hope of the resurrection. SERMON OUTLINE 1. Presence2. Partnerships3. Proclamation4. Power of the Resurrection

When the Word of the Lord Grows

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 19:8-41 Sermon #30 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE When the word of the Lord grows, God’s power will be displayed, Jesus Christ will be exalted, confession and repentance will occur, and society will be impacted. SERMON OUTLINE 1. Revelation2. Reverence3. Repentance4. Reform

Engaging Culture

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 17:16-34 Sermon #27 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE Out of zeal for the Lord and compassion for the lost, we must engageour culture and point them to their only hope – the Lord Jesus Christ. SERMON OUTLINE 1. Paul’s Motive2. Paul’s Method3. Paul’s Message

The Impartial and Intolerant Gospel

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 10:11-18    SERMON IN A SENTENCE Since God shows no favoritism, we must abandon our prejudices and proclaim to all that salvation comes only through faith in Christ alone.   SERMON OUTLINE The call of the gospel is wide. The focus of the gospel is narrow. The application of the gospel is universal.

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:    Acts 8:26-40        SERMON IN A SENTENCE God sometimes leads us into puzzling situations so we can point others, who may be very different from us, to our one commonality – our absolute need of the gospel of Jesus. SERMON OUTLINE A Puzzling Mission A Planned Meeting A Pointed Message A Powerful Miracle

Putting the Pain of Your Past into Proper Perspective

Sermon #11 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 8:1-8. Sermon Titled: “Putting the Pain of Your Past into Proper Perspective” Sermon in a Sentence: “When viewed from the proper perspective of faith, our past pain (both endured and inflicted upon others) can be used by God to magnify His grace and display His glory.”

Stephen: The First Christian Martyr

Sermon #10 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 6:8-8:3. Sermon Series: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Sermon in a Sentence: “When we trust in Jesus, pattern our lives after Him, and testify of Him, while we can expect to be treated as He was treated and suffer as He suffered, we nevertheless can be confident that when we close our eyes in death, we will open them to see our glorified Savior welcoming us home.”

Growing Pains

Sermon #9 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 6:1-7. Sermon Titled: “Growing Pains” Sermon in a Sentence: “Growing pains can become occasions for growth when priorities are safeguarded, and ministry is shared.”

Living Your Best Life

Sermon #8 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 2:42-47. Sermon Titled: “The Characteristics of a Spirit-Filled Church” Sermon in a Sentence: “A Spirit-filled church will be made up of Spirit-filled believers who are passionate about studying the Bible, sharing with one another, telling others about Jesus, and worshiping together by joyfully and reverently remembering what Christ has done for them.”

Contrasts Within the Church

Sermon #7 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 4:32-5:11. Sermon Titled: “Contrasts Within the Church” Sermon in a Sentence: “A healthy fear of our Holy God will keep us from hypocrisy and greed so that by His grace we remain a united, generous community that is devoted to the Lord and to one another.”

Fearlessness in the Face of Furious Firepower

Sermon #6 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 4:1-31. Sermon Titled: “Fearlessness in the Face of Furious Firepower” Sermon in a Sentence: “Rather than responding with timidity and fear, when faced with opposition and persecution the Holy Spirit empowers us to boldly proclaim that Jesus alone saves.”

The Characteristics of a Spirit-Filled Church

Sermon #4 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 2:42-47. Sermon Titled: “The Characteristics of a Spirit-Filled Church” Sermon in a Sentence: “A Spirit-filled church will be made up of Spirit-filled believers who are passionate about studying the Bible, sharing with one another, telling others about Jesus, and worshiping together by joyfully and reverently remembering what Christ has done for them.”

Pentecostal Power

Sermon #3 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 2:1-41. Sermon Titled: “Pentecostal Power” Sermon in a Sentence: “The day of Pentecost marks the unleashing of the Holy Spirit who empowers believers to testify to the person and work of Jesus Christ and the salvation He offers to all who will repent and believe in Him.”

What to Do While You Wait on God’s Green Light

Sermon #2 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 1:8-26. Sermon Titled: “What to Do While You Wait on God’s Green Light” Sermon in a Sentence: “As we wait for God’s green light, rather than passively wasting our time in idleness, we must engage in purposeful prayer, study His Word, and pursue His will.”

The Church’s Mission

Sermon #1 from the Series Titled: “Acts: The Advance of the Gospel” Scripture: Acts 1:1-8. Sermon Titled: “The Church’s Mission” Sermon in a Sentence: “As we wait for our Lord’s return, the church’s mission is to lean on the power of the Holy Spirit as we engage in the world-wide witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

A Stormy Thanksgiving

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Acts 27:35-36     SERMON IN A SENTENCE When we go through the storms of life, we behave most like Christians when we honestly acknowledge the storms and actively, boldly, and confidently thank God in the midst of them.

Who or What Do You Fear?

Scripture: Acts 12:1-24. Sermon Titled: “Who or What Do You Fear?” Sermon in a Sentence: “Who or what you fear determines who or what you worship…and who or what you worship matters!”

Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel

Scripture: Acts 8:26-40. Sermon Titled: “Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel” Sermon in a Sentence: “Trusting that God is always at work and making ourselves available for His service, we proclaim the good news of the gospel of Jesus that overcomes what separates us from God and from each other and replaces our emptiness with fullness of joy.”
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Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel