Contributed on Apr 19, 2002
Acts- the ’acts’ of who? ‘The continuing Acts of Jesus, to the glory of the Father, by the power of the HS, through Christians… to the end of the earth”
Acts overview Acts 1:1-11 WBC 21/4/2 am ACTS Such an important book! Without it wouldn’t know: - who Paul is (or that once called Saul). His background - background of many of the churches that our epistles are written to - how they came into being - Galatian, Ephesian, Philppian ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2002
The gospel events, the gospel witnesses, the gospel promises, the gospel promises
A distillation of the gospel Acts 2:22-41 WBC 28/4/2 am Peter’s speech after coming of HS at Pentecost - Pentecost passage saved for 19th May (come pm!) Fascinatingly, Acts contains many ‘addresses’ - 20% is dedicated to addresses by Peter & Paul - 25% if include Stephen => 1:1 ...read more
Contributed on May 21, 2002
Pentecost: the people, the phenomena, the power (for praise and proclamation)
Pentecost WBC 19/5/2 am Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost is the middle of 3 annual Jewish ‘Harvest Festivals’ = the ‘grain harvest’ - called ‘Pentecost’ as is 7 weeks (or 50 days… hence ‘Pente’) after Passover - the previous Jewish Festival which commemorates their Exodus from Egypt, and the Passover ...read more
Contributed on May 24, 2002
When you face 1) Problems: choose the 2) People you go to, 3) Praise God and turn in 4)Prayer to the God who is over it all.
Praying through problems Acts 4:23-31 WBC 26/5/02pm Problems So- what’s the problem, here? - it’s not a problem, unless you’re a Saducee! - = brilliant for the 5000 Xians! 40+ yr old man healed at Beautiful gate no one could deny it. Even priests, Saducees - but ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2002
A sermomn about "All member ministry", really
The choosing of the seven Acts 6:1-7 WBC 16/6/2 am The Satanic Strategy = true that wherever God is at work, the evil one is at work, too - even in the church These were days when ‘the number of disciples were increasing’ (v1) - can see Satanic opposition building in the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2002
What (balanced) principles of prayer for healing can we get from this passage.
Aeneas and Dorcas- Principles of prayer for healing Acts 9:32-42 WBC 7 July 2002 What can we learn from this passage about healing? - what does God have to say to US … ME - bearing in mind I’m not Peter! Well, I think we can glean some Principles of prayer for healing The first ...read more
Contributed on Sep 18, 2002
The gospel is not something inert! There’s pandemonium in Iconium beause this stuff’s PLUTONIUM! We consider the reactions of the 1) Cripple 2) Crowd and those who 3) Came to Christ
Reactions to the gospel Sun 15 Sept 2002 WBC am Acts 14:1-20 From today’s passage we note that - the gospel - miracles … are not something inert, ‘innocuous’ - challenges, disturbs o causes pandemonium in Iconium because it’s plutonium! (modern day Konya. Turkey’s 4th ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2002
Apollos was a man who knew 1) The Scriptures 2) the Saviour- but he still needed 3) The Spirit
Apollos: - ¡§they explained to him the way of God more accurately¡¨ Acts 18:24-28 WBC 20/10/02 pm Illustr: Kathy, Bea and Kate¡¦s current Alpha Gen(the south African) said today that she has been dying to tell me(but gadding off to Paris) that she left "on a real high " last week and on the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2002
Naming Jesus is no substitute for knowing Him.
Naming Jesus, knowing Jesus 27/10/02 am WBC Acts 19:8-21 Introduction You know- when Jesus does something in you- you just - can’t get it out of your head - can’t stop speaking about it… o comes out in every sermon Last week I was struck about this image of ‘getting closer to Jesus’ …. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2002
How we can learn, from Paul’s testimony, to give our testimony and share our faith better
Giving your testimony Acts 26:12-32 WBC 17/11/02 pm Drama: 1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear ...read more
Contributed on Nov 22, 2002
An evangelistic sermon used at a Baptismal Service.
A gaoler gets baptised Acts 16:22-35 Gosh- whoever said being a Christian was boring! - locked up. Praying and praising!. Listening in. Powerful earthquake. Chains loosed. Suicide attempt… Gaoler moves from death to life… let’s God into his life… gets dunked And all before ...read more