Ablaze Series: Acts
For most of 2008, we went through the book of Acts, which records the apostles’ work after Jesus’ ascension and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. If you want to learn about the foundation of the Church we know today, listen to this series!
Paul continues to make his way to Rome. Chris Daukas preaches.
Displays of power converge in the Caesarean halls, and yet the true power of the Gospel prevails. Rich Richardson preaches.
The drama continues as Paul is transferred to Caesarea. Steve Shank preaches.
Paul arrives in Jerusalem and is received by a very bleak homecoming. Angry mobs, an arrest, a plot to kill him are the very least of his troubles here. Chris Daukas preaches on God’s faithfulness in the midst of harrowing times.
Paul obediently continues to make his way to Jerusalem, regardless of hearing of the many trials that await him upon his arrival. Rich Richardson preaches.
Paul passionately addresses the elders in Ephesus. Rich Richardson preaches.
More trials await Paul. But he isn’t afraid. Listen as Rich Richardson explains why.
Paul arrives in Athens, a city whose ears have not yet heard of the work of Jesus. Arriving at Mars Hill, Paul crafts a a message to the new audience, with mixed results. Toby Kurth preaches and brings some excellent questions about our own evangelism practices.
The gospel is received very differently in a welcoming Berea than the hostile Thessalonica. Jon Payne preaches.
Paul and Silas arrive in Macedonia, where the power of the Gospel is displayed in many miraculous ways. Conversions occur in some very unexpected places… Glynn McKenzie preaches.
Paul has some new companions on his church-planting journey. And also an unexpected calling to Macedonia. Rich Richardson preaches.
The Gospel is on trial in Jerusalem. Is salvation a result of faith and obedience? Are Jewish Christians still bound by the law? Paul argues for a pure Gospel, centered on the perfect work, death, and ressurection of Jesus. Rich Richardson preaches.
We see that God is faithful to build His church in the midst of difficulty. Chris Daukas preaches.
Paul and Barnabus continue their church planting journey, with very mixed reactions in Pisidia. Rich Richardson preaches.
Barnabus and Saul (soon called Paul in this passage) set off to spread the gospel “to the ends of the earth.” We see an interesting exchange in Cyprus with the magician Elymas (also known as Bar-Jesus) and the an incredible display of the gospel’s power. Rich Richardson preaches.
We find more bleak times for the church in Acts 12. Herrod has killed James and imprisoned Peter. Yet we see God’s glory prevail through a miraculous rescue and justice unleashed on an evil king. Rich Richardson preaches.
Rich Richardson preaches.
Two men, two days journey, one unstoppable Gospel. The drama continues as we see God showing no partiality in whom He chooses to save, as Peter, a Jew, brings the good news of Jesus to Cornelius, a gentile. Chris Daukas preaches from Acts 10-11.