Acts 4:1-22 Peter and John’s Boldness to Share the Gospel

For there is an idea in the world that persons ought to be very religious on a Sunday, but it does not matter what they are on a Monday. How many pious preachers are there on a Sabbath-day, who are very impious preachers during the rest of the week! How many are there who come […]

Posted on: June 20, 2013 - 7:35PM

Acts 3 – Healing a Beggar and Peter’s 2nd Sermon

Peter gave to the cripple a gift more valuable than money. “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (3:6). Peter did not mean to intimate to the man who asked for alms that he had something […]

Posted on: June 13, 2013 - 10:57PM

Acts 2:42-47 The Effects of the Spirit on the Life of the Church

Let’s sum up some the elements of this early church life. ·  They focused a lot on the teaching of the apostles (which we have in the New Testament). ·  They experienced wonders and signs (which are still valid for the church today, I argued last spring, especially through the means of spiritual gifts). · […]

Posted on: June 6, 2013 - 9:05PM

Like Nathan

I’ve been wanting to write a post for a while on the necessity of vulnerability and authenticity in our accountability relationships as a part of the body at CLC.  I haven’t had time, but I came across this recently in my personal reading.  I think it is a good place to start – looking to […]

Posted on: June 4, 2013 - 4:11PM

Acts 2:14-41 Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost

The great God loved, and honoured, and exalted that same Jesus whom they had crucified. O my hearers, whatever you may think of the Lord Jesus, God thinks everything of him! To you he may be dead and buried, but God hath raised him from the dead. To God he is the ever-living, the ever […]

Posted on: May 30, 2013 - 10:18PM

Acts 2:1-13 The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

The words of Jesus concerning the Holy Spirit seem to have made but little immediate impression upon His sorrowing disciples. Probably they were too full of trouble to comprehend their meaning, and too indifferent to consolation to care to understand. Love in tears is apt to be petulant. The suggestion of any possibility of compensation […]

Posted on: May 23, 2013 - 8:38PM

Acts 1:12-16 The Sovereignty of God and His Faithfulness to His Word

Notice first what Peter says in verse 16, “Brethren, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David, concerning Judas.” Now step back and look at the whole thing. In the middle of this paragraph (v. 20) there are two quotations from Scripture. One has to do […]

Posted on: May 16, 2013 - 10:35PM

Acts 1:1-11 Intro to the Book of Acts and the Importance of the Spirit in the Mission

A witness must know, not merely by hear-say, whereof he speaks. Those who are to be witnesses for Christ must know Christ. They must know Christ so well that no amount of cross examination can pervert their testimony. The world is constantly cross-examining the Christian. Men of the world are watching us at our work, […]

Posted on: May 9, 2013 - 9:45PM

Aren’t You Glad?

Aren’t you glad you’re not like David, Such blazoned sin, how could he? Aren’t you glad you’re not like Saul, Making up his own rules; what was he thinking? Aren’t you glad you’re not like Cain, Violence against his own brother? Aren’t you glad you’re not like Rebekah, Such planned deceit? Aren’t you glad you’re […]

Posted on: May 8, 2013 - 11:00AM

This One Life – To The Nations

Let’s not forget what’s at stake…. More than 4.5 billion people in the world today are without Christ. As if this were not serious enough, more than a billion of these people have never even heard the gospel. So what happens to them when they die? I am convinced that this is one of the […]

Posted on: May 2, 2013 - 10:15PM