Sermon Series

  • 1. Jesus Ii: The Sequel

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the first in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Jesus II: The Sequel” Acts 1:1-5 4.22.07 It seems fitting that, on the heels of a study of the church, as we’ve looked at its makeup, its marks, its mission, and the like, we take now a detailed look at the first church, at what was going on for the thirty-odd years following the ...read more

  • 2. Going And Coming

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the second in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Going and Coming” Acts 1:6-11 4.29.07 Last week, we said that the very idea of a book named “Acts” would be fairly unique to Christian faith, in that many faiths, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and the like, do not concern themselves so much with history as they do ...read more

  • 3. Replacing Judas

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the third in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Replacing Judas” Acts 1:12-26 5.6.07 Curtis had for me a great remark this week; I had emailed the leaders and asked them for an opinion on today’s passage, and he emailed me back his, and then had something interesting to say about the disciples, something he’d been ...read more

  • 4. What's The Point Of Pentecost?

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the fourth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “What’s the Point of Pentecost?” Acts 2:1-41 5.13.07 Lloyd John Ogilvie asks the question, “if you asked the average Christian, which of these events they could most do without: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, or Pentecost, which do you think most would choose?” Probably Pentecost, ...read more

  • 5. The Church You've Always Longed For

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the fifth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “The Church You’ve Always Longed For” Acts 2:42-47 5.20.07 What is this thing called “church” supposed to be? False ideas about church… • A building • A high-falutin’ affair where you dress up and go to • A “show” where you’re entertained, sort of an “amateur hour” about ...read more

  • 6. Divine Intersections

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the sixth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Divine Intersections” Acts 3:1-10 5.27.07 There’s a running joke in the Harvey family. When we moved here, somebody told me that the intersection of Austell and the East-West Connector was the most dangerous one in Atlanta metro. After that, two or three times running, I made the ...read more

  • 7. The Joy Of Change

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the seventh in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “The Joy of Change” Acts 3:11-26 6.10.07 The Joy of…books:  Cooking  Sex  Websites o “Soup” o Belly-dancing o Painting o Sake (rice wine) o Handspinning o Socks o Sox (Boston Red Sox)  Nature Channel – “Pigs” And that’s just with 3 ...read more

  • 8. Kingdoms In Conflict

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the eighth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Kingdoms in Conflict” Acts 4:1-22 6.17.07 The book of Acts chronicles the story of the early church in the days following the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. Until we get to chapter 4, it’s just one tremendous event after another. Jesus ascends to Heaven before the eyes of His ...read more

  • 9. A Spirit-Filled Church

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the ninth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    Acts 4:23-37 6.24.07 When we left Peter and John last week, they had just emerged from a face-to-face showdown with the religious authorities, having spent a night in prison and, upon their release, having been threatened never again to speak in the name of Jesus. But in an ...read more

  • 10. A Deadly Conspiracy

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the tenth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “A Deadly Conspiracy” Acts 5:1-11 July 8, 2007 Note the honesty of the Bible, and of Luke as a historian. Surely, if the Bible were a book that was merely a propaganda piece, wanting only to “put the best foot forward”, aiming to impress people, this incident would have been covered up/swept ...read more

  • 11. Fighting Against God

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the eleventh in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Fighting Against God” Acts 5:12-42 July 15, 2007 “Honey, it’s the dentist,” I say, “I just know it. All the signs point that way. Everything lines up. He had to be the murderer,” I say. “No,” my wife Karen will reply, “It was her brother-in-law.” “But it can’t be her ...read more

  • 12. The Church, Taking Care Of Business

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the twelfth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “The Church, Taking Care of Business” Acts 6:1-7 July 29, 2007 Baptist stranded on a desert island is rescued after years by a helicopter pilot who notices three huts on the island. "What’s the first", he asked. "That’s my house", came the reply. "And the second?" "I’m Baptist, and that’s ...read more

  • 13. Dying To Please God

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the thirteenth in my series on the Book of Acts. This sermon only is in outline form.

    “Dying to Please God” Acts 6:8-8:1 August 5, 2007 I. Stephen’s ministry - :8 II. Stephen’s opposition - :9-14 III. Stephen’s outlook - :15 IV. Stephen’s sermon outline – 7:1-50 A. God with Abraham B. God with Joseph 1. Rejected by his brothers 2. The rejected becomes the ...read more

  • 14. In Step With The Spirit

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the fourteenth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    In Step with the Spirit Acts 8:1b-40 August 12, 2007 Raised a Baptist, I’ve still got Baptist feet. In other words, you don’t want to see me try to dance. That doesn’t mean I don’t have rhythm; I’m okay there, but dance? No. I’ve never laughed as much in my life, I don’t think, as I did a ...read more

  • 15. Extreme Makeover, Damascus Edition

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the fifteenth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Extreme Makeover, Damascus Edition” Acts 9:1-19 August 19, 2007 Though I’ve never seen it, I’m given to understand that there is an ABC TV show called “Extreme Makeover”. It must play well in our “image is everything” culture, as teams of plastic surgeons and dermatologists and dentists and ...read more

  • 16. One-Eighty

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the sixteenth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “One-Eighty” Acts 9:19b-31 August 26, 2007 One-eighty. It’s the term we use to describe an abrupt and total about-face, a full change of direction and focus. It’s a term that we can with ease apply to Saul, the man who not only had a saving encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, but ...read more

  • 17. The Ripple Effect

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the seventeenth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “The Ripple Effect” Acts 9:32-43 September 2, 2007 Hannibal used to say, “I love it when a plan comes together!” Luke has been setting the stage for the coming-together of God’s grand plan of expanding the gospel to all people, and today’s text demonstrates the continued “widening” of ...read more

  • 18. Open Doors

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the eighteenth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Open Doors” Acts 10:1-33 September 9, 2007 Word association: “opening doors”. Did “Maxwell Smart” come to any of your minds? He does mine; the familiar opening of “Get Smart” featured, of course, Agent 86 doing something that we do now without thinking twice about it. I mean, when ...read more

  • 19. God's Grand Opening

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the nineteenth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “God’s Grand Opening” Acts 10:34-48 September 16, 2007 It came to be known as “Black Sunday”. Following a 15-day heat wave, the thermometer on that July day registered 110 degrees. The asphalt, laid only the night before, was still steaming, and thus the ladies who came attired in high ...read more

  • 20. Getting Out Of God's Way

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the twentieth in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Getting Out of God’s Way” Acts 11:1-18 September 23, 2007 What happens when God thoroughly and completely messes up the paradigm? When God acts in a way utterly differently than you expected Him to act? According to Wikipedia (and if it’s in Wikipedia, then it must be true), ...read more

  • 21. Visible Grace

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the 21st in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “Visible Grace” Acts 11:19-30 October 28, 2007 Table Talk What are some things that we can’t see, feel, hear, smell, or taste, and yet we know are real? How do we know these things are real? Before we plunge headlong into today’s text, let’s take a few moments and set ...read more

  • 22. Prison Break!

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the 22nd in my series on the Book of Acts.

    Prison Break! Acts 12:1-24 November 4, 2007 Front page of the AJC every day has a headline like this: “Water Wars Land in Washington’s Lap”, and the editorial page contains two or three pieces on our need for water. Meanwhile, church signs plead, “pray for rain”. Can we just be ...read more

  • 23. People God Uses

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the 23rd in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “People God Uses” Acts 12:25-13:3 November 11, 2007 “People God Uses” – Even as I gave this message that name, I had this thought: God uses whomever He pleases! He used contrary kings and evil empires. He used murderers like David and doubters like Moses, confused people like Samson, ...read more

  • 24. An Astonishing Gospel

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2007
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    I preach expository messages, and this is the 24th in my series on the Book of Acts.

    “An Astonishing Gospel” Acts 13:4-12 November 18, 2007 Last week, we considered the critical role of the local church in sending out two men, Barnabas and Saul, for the work God had prepared for them. Here, in our passage today, we see reiterated the other absolute essential for ...read more

  • 25. A History Lesson

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2008
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    I preach expository messages, and this is from my series through the book of Acts.

    “A History Lesson” Acts 13:13-43 November 25, 2007 Growing up Baptist, as I did, I regularly came into contact with men who were traveling evangelists, men not as well-known as Billy Graham, but who had committed their lives to preaching revival services and evangelistic meetings in one ...read more

  • 26. Calling An Audible

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2008
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    I preach expository messages, and this is from my series on the book of Acts.

    “Calling an Audible” Acts 13:44-52 December 2, 2007 Ever been in a church where it was obvious that people had assigned seats? Ever been in a church where they didn’t? That’s a better question, because we all know that we are creatures of habit, and we get ourselves so easily ...read more

  • 27. Mistaken Identities

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2008
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    I preach expository messages, and this is from my series on the book of Acts.

    “Mistaken Identities” Acts 14:8-18 December 16, 2007 (NOTE: I began my message with a slide show of "celebrity lookalikes", which can be easily found via a Google search.) Mistaken identity can be fun…(SLIDE SHOW) This man was never really President; he is not Bill ...read more

  • 28. Closing The Loop

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2008
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    I preach expository messages, and this is from my series on the book of Acts.

    “Closing the Loop” Acts 14:19-28 December 30, 2007 If you really, really believe that you are right, what does that belief produce in you? Atheist Christopher Hitchens, as I’ve mentioned before, has written a book entitled God is Not Great, wherein he details all the myriad problems he ...read more

  • 29. Jailhouse Rock

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2009
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    This continues in my expository series through the book of Acts.

    I’m old enough to remember the 1973 debut of “The Exorcist”, starring Linda Blair as a demon-possessed girl delivered from her haunting by a pair of priests. The film earned 10 Academy Award nominations, and the image of the possessed girl with her head turned backwards on her body has undoubtedly ...read more

  • 30. An Upside-Down World

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2009
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    This continues in my expository series through the book of Acts.

    What is it about the bad that seems much more tantalizing to us than the good? Mark Twain said that a lie could travel halfway around the world while the truth was still putting on its shoes. And the old maxim is that while good news travels, bad news travels fast. The mainstream media has been ...read more