Sermons from November 2016

Acts 11:27-30; 12:1-24

Moving from the last few verses of Acts chapter 11 into chapter 12, we encounter what is the first experience of government-led persecution of the church, as Herod Agrippa starts to take action against the leadership of the church. After killing James, he has Peter put in prison awaiting execution after the Passover. The response…

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 10:24-48

Last week in the first part of Acts 10, we saw the Holy Spirit working in both Cornelius and the apostle Peter to prepare them for this coming together of Jew and Gentile to hear the truth about Jesus and be filled with the Holy Spirit and baptized as full believers! In this section of…

Acts 10:1-23

Pastor Steve continues our study through the book of Acts, where our attention turns to a Gentile, Cornelius, a “God-fearer” who is visited by an angel, starting the wheels in motion for the Gentiles to understand faith in Christ and receive the Holy Spirit. Meanwhile God has to provide a vision to the apostle Peter…