Sermons from May 2017

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 18:1-17

Paul moves on to Corinth and ends up staying for around 18 months. After all the pain and trials he has experienced on these missionary journeys, God gives him an amazing promise that he will be safe here, and can minister without the threat of being beaten, jailed, or attacked! During this time, he builds…