"missionary" Tagged Sermons

Acts 20:17-38

Closing out Acts chapter 20, Pastor Steve teaches through Paul’s tearful goodbye to the elders from the church plant at Ephesus on the beach at Miletus. Paul’s final words are filled with encouragement, love, and also warnings about wolves that will come in to deceive and attack the sheep. Listen in as Steve asks and…

Acts 20:1-16

Entering chapter 20 we are now following Paul’s travels on his third missionary journey, specifically picking up with the events after the uproar at Ephesus as Paul retraces his steps back through the churches that have been planted. We end up at an interesting story of a late night sermon that leaves a young man…

Acts 19:21-41

After two quiet years of ministry in Ephesus, finally a disturbance occurs around Paul. We’ve seen this before: as Christ transforms a culture by the gospel, the “locals” get angry when it begins to impact their ability for profit. In this case the idol makers are losing business when people stop buying their silver shrines…

Acts 19:8-20

Continuing in Acts chapter 19, Paul is going to remain at Ephesus for a couple of years. For once he isn’t run out of town and after spending some months debating with the Jews in the synagogue, he focuses his ministry on the Gentiles, starting a church there with the group of young believers. In…

Acts 18:18-28; 19:1-7

As Paul concludes his second missionary journey and begins his third, we come across two stories recorded in Acts that reveal the difficulty of a church before the Bible. There were those who knew of John’s teaching/baptism of repentance but hadn’t full understood the work of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. In the case of…

Acts 17:16-34

Entering the last half of Acts chapter 17, Paul arrives in Athens, a city of great importance to Greek culture, architecture, learning, and religion. It is here that Paul goes to the marketplace and sees all the idols the Athenians worship and is urged within himself to share the gospel message to this heathen people.…

Acts 17:1-14

Continuing our study in Acts, Pastor Steve continued into chapter 17, as Paul and his traveling companions continue their journey into Europe, specifically in ancient Macedonia. In the first part of this chapter he continues to reach out to the Jews and God-fearing Greeks through the local synagogue. In Thessalonica, there is a great response,…

Acts 16:16-40

What would you do if you were thrown into the inner prison in ancient Greece with your legs fastened painfully in the stocks? I think we can all agree that prayer and singing at midnight is probably not where we would end up! But, before we dismiss Paul and Silas as “super-Christians” we need to…

Acts 14:8-28

Moving on in Acts 14 through Paul’s first missionary journey, they have arrived at the city of Lystra. After teaching there, Paul is led to heal a lame man, which leads the people of the city to think that Paul and Barnabas are gods worthy of worship! After convincing the locals not to worship them…

Acts 14:1-6

On this communion Sunday, Pastor Steve took a shorter section of Acts as we entered chapter 14, teaching through the first few verses as Paul and his companions have moved on in their journey to the city of Iconium. In verse 2, the passage talks about the local Jews “poisoning the minds” of the people…