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15/11/2015

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.

01/11/2015

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… ]

18/10/2015

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.

04/10/2015

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.

27/09/2015

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… ]

20/09/2015

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… ]

30/08/2015

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… ]

23/08/2015

Acts part 3: Name

Acts part 3: Name

Chapter 3 of Acts, and Peter and John meet a man who has been crippled for over 40 years. They don’t have money to give him – but what they do have is Jesus. The list of names and titles of Jesus can be downloaded below.

09/08/2015

Acts part 2: Wonder

Acts part 2: Wonder

Acts chapter 2 is a familiar story to most of us – the extraordinary events of Pentecost. But while the “spectacular” stuff tends to stick in our minds, the really gripping bit is Peter’s presentation to the Jews.

02/08/2015

Acts part 1: Witnesses

Acts part 1: Witnesses

Earthquakes, shipwrecks, mass conversions, healings, people on fire, prison breaks, arguments, miracles, daring escapes… You can find all of those and more in one of the most exciting books in the Bible – Acts. That book is the focus of our new teaching series which starts today. Unfortunately there is no recording of this sermon [ more… ]

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