"Jerusalem" Tagged Sermons

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…

Acts 15:1-21

Acts chapter 15 opens as Paul and Barnabas have returned to Antioch from their missionary journey, and now some Jews have come and started to teach that Gentile believers must be circumcised and fall under the law of Moses to be saved! Of course this flies in the face of what Paul and Peter have…

Acts 11:1-26

As we start Acts chapter 11, Peter comes back to the Jewish-centric church in Jerusalem and has to explain (and overcome some criticism about) what has happened at Cornelius’s house and why it is now clear that God has accepted the Gentiles into the church by pouring out his Spirit on them as they received…

Acts 9:20-31

Saul’s dramatic conversion sends shock-waves through the early church. He is almost immediately a powerful force for debating with the Jews, proving that Jesus is the Messiah, arguing directly from the scriptures in the synagogues! So much so, that the Jews craft a plot to kill Saul.He has to escape via basket, and as Pastor…

Acts 1:12-26; 2:1-3

After Jesus ascends back to heaven, the 120 disciples return to Jerusalem as Jesus instructed them, where they begin to wait and pray “all in one accord.” Pastor Steve took us through the rest of Acts chapter one and the first few verses of chapter two leading up to the event where they are all…

Mark 11:1-26

As we enter the final week of Jesus’s ministry before the cross, Mark chapter 11 opens with the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling Old Testament prophecies. Jesus cleanses the temple in this passage (for the second time) and also curses a fig tree in an unusual story recorded here in…