Sermons on Acts

Sermons on Acts

What is Homecoming? (Acts 14:26-28)

This Sunday is the 146th Anniversary of the founding of Antioch Baptist Church. This anniversary celebration has traditionally been known as “Homecoming.” Why? A Happy Church In Acts 13:1 we read of an amazing church, the church at Antioch. They had some amazing Bible teachers, like Barnabas and Saul. They fasted and ministered in love to one another. I don’t know about you, but it would be an amazing thing to have been a part of that church. The church…

Evangelism – Where do we begin? (Part 3)

Where do we begin in sharing the Gospel? No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.John 6:44-45 God and God alone saves people. He is the One Who must draw them to Himself. If we…

Evangelism – Where do we begin? (Part 1)

If God has called us to seek out the lost, where do we begin? And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.Mark 5:18-19 Upon coming to faith in Christ, the man was told…

Foundation 7: Family (Acts 2:37-39)

If the Gospel is about God’s grace transforming someone into the image of Jesus, how does the family fit into the Gospel? The Gospel is for the entire family The Gospel is not simply for the salvation of the individual. The Gospel is for the individual and their home. This promise is for us and our children. In Acts we read of entire families being saved and baptized together. The Gospel is more than just the salvation of an individual;…

Foundation 5: Baptism (Acts 2:37-47)

Now that we have been saved by God’s grace what happens? Baptism in the early church In the book of Acts we have many stories of many different people coming to faith in Christ. The pattern is always the same. Faith is always immediately followed by baptism. The longest delay from regeneration to baptism is Saul. He waited three days, and the first Christian to come to him baptized him. The chain of salvation Salvation in Scripture is a distinct…

Evangelism – Introduction (Part 2)

In light of what we looked at last week concerning election and calling we must conclude that there are elect people in every group under the sun that will definitely respond to salvation because the Holy Spirit will draw them to salvation. And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but…

Pursuing Marriage – The Woman

If the parents are to oversee and approve the process and the man is to seek out the woman and initiate the relationship, what role does the woman play? He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:John 1:11-12 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there…

War – Introduction

Is it right for a Christian to fight and kill in war? Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is…

Economics – Tithing (Part 3)

Our main focus has been on the heart behind tithing, a heart that loves God and loves neighbor. However, the question that arises is, “Do Christians have to give 10%?” And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into…

The Church – What about “home churching”?

What about “home churching”? Is this biblical? And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)Acts 1:15 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.Acts 2:1-2 And they, continuing…

The Church – Structure (Part 4)

How is the church supposed to make decisions? And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.Matthew 16:18 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,Ephesians 1:22 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that…

The Church – The Church as the Family of God

The church of Jesus Christ is much more than a diverse group of people from every conceivable background. They are unified together as a family. While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are…
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