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November 15, 2015

Acts part 13: Impossible

Acts part 13: Impossible

We’re coming to the end of the first half of the book of Acts, so this morning will be the last in the current series (until next year). But today we’ve got one more chance to see Peter and the church in Jerusalem, as they encounter once again the God of the impossible.

November 1, 2015

Acts part 12: Perspective

Acts part 12: Perspective

Do you remember “join-the-dots” puzzles? Sometimes they’re easy, but sometimes you can’t see what the picture is until you get the dots joined up. In our journey through the book of Acts, two people in today’s passage have some dots joined up for them by God, which gives them a radically new perspective on some [ more… ]

October 25, 2015

Acts part 11: Speak

Acts part 11: Speak

We’re in a series journeying with the early church through the book of Acts. Today we’ve reached chapter 9, and we come back to a young man called Saul who we first met a few weeks ago when Stephen was murdered. Saul was highly intelligent, well educated, devout, and passionate to serve God. He was [ more… ]

October 18, 2015

Acts part 10: Asleep

Acts part 10: Asleep

For the last two weeks in our series looking at the book of Acts, we’ve been talking about the events surrounding the death of Stephen. But what about his death (and life) itself? John Dalrymple considers Stephen’s “falling asleep” from a very personal perspective.

October 4, 2015

Acts part 9: Scattered

Acts part 9: Scattered

The Bible is clear that God does not cause bad things to happen. But again and again, we see him using bad news to do good things. That’s exactly what happens after the murder of Stephen, as we see in the next part of our journey through the book of Acts.

September 27, 2015

Acts part 8: Story

Acts part 8: Story

Although we sometimes think of “stories” as simple tales that we tell to children, they’re actually much more important than that. We all have a story – a key narrative that shapes our life. Today we’re looking again at Stephen’s story – both in the sense of what happened to him, and what the central [ more… ]

September 20, 2015

Acts part 7: Roles

Acts part 7: Roles

So far in the book of Acts, we’ve seen how the new community of believers had grown at an astonishing rate, living and worshipping and sharing together as they lived out the gospel and witnessed to the resurrection of Jesus. Today we’ll see how they dealt with some very practical problems arising from that explosive [ more… ]

September 13, 2015

Acts part 6: Results

Acts part 6: Results

Last week at the beginning of chapter 5, we saw the early church facing internal problems. This week we see problems coming from the outside as the disciples are attacked again by the religious authorities. Did all those attacks indicate that they were getting it wrong, or getting it right? And what about Gamaliel’s advice [ more… ]

September 6, 2015

Acts part 5: Scary

Acts part 5: Scary

As we continue our series on the book of Acts, we’ve seen how the new church in Jerusalem went through explosive growth, despite increasing opposition from the authorities, as they witnessed to the fact that Jesus was alive. Today however, we reach a passage that is – at best – uncomfortable!

August 30, 2015

Acts part 4: Bold

Acts part 4: Bold

The “simple” healing at the beginning of chapter 3 gives rise to another opportunity to tell people about Jesus, which nearly sets off a riot and (by chapter 4) gets Peter and John arrested. When they get out by the skin of their teeth, how does the rest of the church react? Unfortunately there is [ more… ]

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