37 Sermons: Acts: What Jesus Did After the Beginning
The book of Acts is not just the acts of the apostles; it is the acts of the risen, living, enthroned Jesus.
In order to be effective instruments of Jesus' life in the world, you need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
The extraordinary experience of being "clothed with power" is available to us for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
The purpose of the Holy Spirit is invincible and he has an unwavering zeal for the glory of the God-man, Jesus.
When the Spirit comes in power, he comes suddenly—on his own terms and in his own time—and he comes for harvesting.
We live between the beginning of the kingdom of God and the consummation of the kingdom. What is that like?
Do you join God in his affirmation of Jesus, or do you stand against God in the life of Jesus?
Even if you are a murderer of the Son of God, God himself is ready to forgive you! And not only to forgive you but to give you his Spirit!
A holy, happy fear of God makes our material possessions insignificant to us, except as means to serve others.
The Father is the ultimate source of all healing. Through Jesus the Father does his healing will.
God will one day establish the kingdom of Christ on the earth.
God is moving toward you today with blessing.
We are saved only by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus. It's the kind of truth that either makes converts or makes enemies.
We are not called to win; we are called to witness.
For people who desire the salvation of sinners, the magnifying of God's glory, and the vindication of Jesus' name, this is the way to pray.
Faking faith in the presence of God is a fearful thing.
God wants us to pray for signs and wonders today.
The preciousness of spiritual power is that it is finally in God's control, not ours.
We are not big. But we are part of something big.
What does building a new worship building have to do with real worship?
A major threat to the Christian movement is whatever threatens the ministry of the Word.
How did Jesus destroy the temple? Why did saying so cost Stephen his life?
God is not eager to punish; he is eager to forgive. But there is an end to his patience.
Death is not just defeated and kept from destroying us; it is enslaved and made the servant of God's people.
God makes persecution and suffering serve the unstoppable mission of the church.
There is a "faith" or a "believing" that does not save, even though it rises in the presence of true preaching and true miracles.
Luke expects the receiving of the Holy Spirit to be a real, identifiable experience, not just a logical inference from a human act of will.
God has yet more wonders to show us in the work of evangelism and world missions than we can imagine.
The truth that Jesus is the Son of God needs to be one of the central pillars in our understanding of reality.
Jesus does not like pessimistic views of life or history. He has surprises in store that you have never dreamed.
Cornelius would not have been saved if no one had taken him the gospel. And no one will be saved today without the gospel.
If you want the Spirit's power in your life, make Jesus the center of your life.
The grace of God does not spare his people suffering in this age, but rather uses suffering to bring people to himself.
If we stay with Jesus, we win, and if we oppose him, we lose.
God is not aloof or passive or indecisive. He is a searching and saving God, a God on a mission.
Everything, without exception, has to do with God, and gets its main meaning from God.
Jesus frees us from sin, which is one of seven reasons for why you should trust him.