Sermons on Evangelism (Page 3)

Persecution Fuels Mission (Acts 8:1-8)

In Acts 1:1, Luke reminded us that he shared “what Jesus began to do and teach” in his first account. He doesn’t give a new purpose in Acts. In his gospel, he explained his purpose, “It seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught” (vv.3-4). Luke has recorded all of this so that…

The Defense Rests (Acts 7:54-8:1a)

Stephen has been presenting his defense against the accusations of false witnesses that he was speaking “blasphemous words against Moses and God” (6:11) as well as “speaking words against this holy place and the law” (6:13). Read Acts 7:54-8:1a Let’s keep in mind where we are. This community has been increasing daily since Pentecost. The church has experienced rapid growth, but it has not been widespread. The growth has occurred within Jerusalem. As we see from 8:1-4, Stephen’s death serves…
Spiritual Transformation

The Explanation of Pentecost (Part 1) – Transformation

As we will see from Peter’s Pentecost sermon, the first step in becoming a witness for Christ is experiencing a radical transformation. And Luke’s primary point is this: The radical transformation that results from redemption begins with radical repentance.
Sermons on the Book of Acts

Introduction to Acts (part 1)

Acts teaches us that church growth is the result of faithful preaching. 1) Understanding the Gospel. 2) Preaching the Gospel. 3) Responding to the Gospel.
Preparing Your Heart for Advent

Herald of Good News (Isaiah 40:9)

The message of this verse is simple: The good news of the coming of our Lord is to be heralded without fear for all to hear. First, we will address the question Who are the heralds? Second, we’ll answer the question How do they herald? And third, we want to understand What do they herald?