Sermons on Acts

Acts 28:11-31

In this final message from our study through Acts, we are told of their final journey into Rome after the horrific storm and shipwreck, causing them to winter at Malta. There in Rome Paul is under house arrest with some freedom, and spends time with the believers there as well as talking to the Jewish…

Acts 27:39-44; 28:1-10

Continuing in Acts 27, we are in the middle of the violent storm that Paul, as prisoner of the Roman empire, and his traveling companions are in the midst of. Picking up in verse 39, they realize they are approaching some landmass, and by morning they get stuck on a sandbar that begins to destroy…

Acts 27:1-38

As Paul is now sent from Caesarea with Roman guards and companions to head towards Rome, it is late in the year and good sailing weather is quickly passing. The traveling group makes it as far as Crete, but the port of Fair Havens was not good for a winter’s stay and against Paul’s advice…

Acts 26:12-32

As we continue in Acts 26, Paul is in the middle of sharing his life story/testimony of his miraculous conversion again, with royalty and Roman leadership there listening to him. It is towards the end of this that Festus has had enough of Paul’s words, but Paul has clearly convicted King Agrippa, who says “you…

Acts 25:1-27; 26:1-11

We are told at the end of Acts chapter 24 that Paul was under arrest by Felix for two years in Caesarea before Felix is replaced as governor by Festus. Acts chapter 25 and 26 continue this story after these two years as Festus tries to understand what to do with Paul. In today’s message…

Acts 24:10-27

Continuing Paul’s initial hearing in Caesarea before Felix in chapter 24, Paul defends himself, and clearly states his case for acquittal before Felix. Even though the charges are clearly erroneous, Felix has political pressures related to his relationship with the Jews and keeps Paul in chains for the time being. During this time, Paul has…

Acts 23:12-35; 24:1-9

Continuing the story of Paul’s fateful trip to Jerusalem in Acts 23, a murderous plot is uncovered by a young relative, who brings it to the commander and Paul, leading to a late night military escort to get Paul safely out of Rome, and to Caesarea, the seat of Roman military leadership. The governor, Felix,…

Acts 22:17-30; 23:1-11

We pick up still in Acts chapter 22 as Paul continues to be allowed to address the large crowd from the edge of the temple, sharing his testimony as a way to combat the charges leveled against him (that we was anti-Jew, anti-law, and anti-temple). However, when he mentions that it was Jesus who sent…

Acts 21:15-40; 22:1-16

As we finish out Acts chapter 21 and start into chapter 22, Paul is finishing his fateful journey into Jerusalem, immediately meeting with the church elders and leaders and describing his travels and the work of God in Asia and Europe. Given the tensions between Jew and Gentile, the leaders have a plan for Paul…

Acts 21:1-14

In Acts 21, Paul is finishing up his missionary journey, making several hops as he is determined to go towards Jerusalem, staying with believers along the way. He has already been warned about what awaits him in Jerusalem, but along the way even the people of the churches beg him not to go and more…