Acts 11:1-18 The Significance of the Gospel For All Men

  If our text tells us anything it is that the gospel has priority. The gospel also has profound implications. If the gospel is God’s promise and God’s possession, then it is His to give, to whomever He chooses. The gospel was for sinners, Jew or Gentile. The gospel was God’s means of providing salvation […]

Posted on: September 26, 2013 - 7:45PM

Acts 10 – Peter’s Change of Heart

The ancient Greeks divided up the human race into two categories: Greeks and arbarians. The barbarian was literally a man who could not speak Greek, and so his words sounded to the Greek ear like “bar bar.” One Greek historian asked rhetorically, “How can men who can only bark ever rule the world?” Prejudice is […]

Posted on: September 19, 2013 - 5:36PM

Acts 9:19-43 God Is Doing Extraordinary Things With Ordinary People

  Imagine yourself in that early church with no legal protection and all the power structures are indifferent or hostile to you. Would you not be tempted to murmur and feel fatalistic. The Romans (like Pilate) are against us, the Jewish council (the Sanhedrin) is against us, the priests are against us and they even […]

Posted on: September 12, 2013 - 5:59PM

Acts 9:1-19 The Sovereign Grace of God in Conversion

  There isn’t a greater illustration of electing grace than the Apostle Paul. He is on his way to Damascus, Acts 9, to kill Christians. He is stopped dead in his tracks. He is redeemed and he is called to the apostate all by the sovereign intervention of Christ Himself. So we could say he’s […]

Posted on: September 5, 2013 - 7:49PM