36 Sermons: Acts: What Jesus Did After the Beginning

What Jesus Did After the Beginning

Acts 1:1-3

by John Piper

The book of Acts is not just the acts of the apostles; it is the acts of the risen, living, enthroned Jesus.

You Will Be Baptized with the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:4-5

by John Piper

In order to be effective instruments of Jesus' life in the world, you need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.

You Shall Receive Power Till Jesus Comes

Acts 1:6-14

by John Piper

The extraordinary experience of being "clothed with power" is available to us for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

What Judas's Death Teaches Us About the Spirit

Acts 1:15-26

by John Piper

The purpose of the Holy Spirit is invincible and he has an unwavering zeal for the glory of the God-man, Jesus.

Tongues of Fire and the Fullness of God

Acts 2:1-13

by John Piper

When the Spirit comes in power, he comes suddenly—on his own terms and in his own time—and he comes for harvesting.

I Will Pour Out My Spirit

Acts 2:14-21

by John Piper

We live between the beginning of the kingdom of God and the consummation of the kingdom. What is that like?

Did You Kill the Lord of Glory?

Acts 2:22-36

by John Piper

Do you join God in his affirmation of Jesus, or do you stand against God in the life of Jesus?

Repentance, Forgiveness, and the Gift of the Spirit

Acts 2:37-41

by John Piper

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!

The Fear of God and Freedom from Goods

Acts 2:42-47

by John Piper

A holy, happy fear of God makes our material possessions insignificant to us, except as means to serve others.

Jesus' Name Made This Man Strong

Acts 3:1-16

by John Piper

The Father is the ultimate source of all healing. Through Jesus the Father does his healing will.

Times of Refreshing and the Restoration of All Things

Acts 3:17-21

by John Piper

God will one day establish the kingdom of Christ on the earth.

God Sent His Servant to Bless You

Acts 3:22-26

by John Piper

God is moving toward you today with blessing.

There Is Salvation in No One Else

Acts 4:1-12

by John Piper

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.

Abortion: Shall We Listen to Men or God?

Sanctity of Life Sunday

Acts 4:13-22

by John Piper

We are not called to win; we are called to witness.

A Prayer That Brought the Holy Spirit Down

Acts 4:23-31

by John Piper

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.

Be Like Barnabas Not Like Ananias!

Acts 4:32 - 5:11

by John Piper

Faking faith in the presence of God is a fearful thing.

How Signs and Wonders Helped Add Multitudes to the Lord

Acts 5:12-16

by John Piper

God wants us to pray for signs and wonders today.

The Price and the Preciousness of Spiritual Power

Acts 5:17-21

by John Piper

The preciousness of spiritual power is that it is finally in God's control, not ours.

You Have Filled Jerusalem with Your Teaching

Acts 5:21-32

by John Piper

We are not big. But we are part of something big.

If It Is of God, It Will Not Be Overthrown

(Commitment Sunday Service At Maranatha Hall)

Acts 5:33-42

by John Piper

What does building a new worship building have to do with real worship?

Serving Widows, Preaching the Word, and Winning Priests

Acts 6:1-7

by John Piper

A major threat to the Christian movement is whatever threatens the ministry of the Word.

Stephen's Crime: "Jesus Will Destroy the Temple"

Palm Sunday

Acts 6:8-15

by John Piper

How did Jesus destroy the temple? Why did saying so cost Stephen his life?

The Story of a Stiff-Necked People

Acts 7:1-53

by John Piper

God is not eager to punish; he is eager to forgive. But there is an end to his patience.

The Death of a Spirit-Filled Man

Acts 7:54 - 8:1

by John Piper

Death is not just defeated and kept from destroying us; it is enslaved and made the servant of God's people.

Spreading Power Through Persecution

Acts 8:1-8

by John Piper

God makes persecution and suffering serve the unstoppable mission of the church.

Simon's Perversion of Signs and Wonders

Acts 8:9-24

by John Piper

There is a "faith" or a "believing" that does not save, even though it rises in the presence of true preaching and true miracles.

What Does It Mean to Receive the Holy Spirit?

Acts 8:14-17

by John Piper

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.

The Leading of the Lord in Personal Evangelism

Acts 8:26-40

by John Piper

God has yet more wonders to show us in the work of evangelism and world missions than we can imagine.

Jesus Is the Christ the Son of God

Acts 9:19-22

by John Piper

The truth that Jesus is the Son of God needs to be one of the central pillars in our understanding of reality.

Jesus Still Turns Things Around

Acts 9:23-43

by John Piper

Jesus does not like pessimistic views of life or history. He has surprises in store that you have never dreamed.

What God Has Cleansed Do Not Call Common

Missions Week

Acts 10:1 - 11:18

by John Piper

Cornelius would not have been saved if no one had taken him the gospel. And no one will be saved today without the gospel.

Exalting Jesus so the Spirit Falls

Acts 10:36-48

by John Piper

If you want the Spirit's power in your life, make Jesus the center of your life.

He Saw the Grace of God and Was Glad

Acts 11:23

by John Piper

The grace of God does not spare his people suffering in this age, but rather uses suffering to bring people to himself.

Execution, Escape, and Eaten by Worms

How the Word of God Grew

Acts 12

by John Piper

If we stay with Jesus, we win, and if we oppose him, we lose.

The Straight Paths of the Lord

Acts 13:1-12

by John Piper

God is not aloof or passive or indecisive. He is a searching and saving God, a God on a mission.

History Is God's Story

Acts 13:13-29

by John Piper

Everything, without exception, has to do with God, and gets its main meaning from God.