Being an Acts Church: Part Two

Sermons

A message based on Acts 2:42-47 and preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. You can watch the video here. Introduction A few weeks ago, we took a trip into the past to observe the activity […]

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A Eunuch, A Centurion and the Welcoming of the Gentiles

Apologetics and Theology

One of the most important events in the history of the church was the inclusion of the Gentiles among the followers of Jesus. Originally, the church was made up of all Jewish believers in Jesus. […]

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Being an Acts Church: Part One

Queen Street Baptist Church

A sermon based on Acts 2:42-47 preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. You can listen to the audio here. Introduction When my mother was getting near to the end of her life, one of her thoughts […]

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Do Acts 9:27 and Acts 22:9 Contradict Each Other?

Acts

Luke records Paul’s conversion three times in the book of Acts. First in the third person in chapter 9 and then twice in the first person in Acts 22 and 26. The problem is that […]

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Devotions: Acts

Apologetics and Theology

A devotion based on Acts 16:30. In this story, God releases Paul and Silas from jail in the city of Philippi. When the jailer discovered what had happened, he was prepared to commit suicide as […]

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I. Howard Marshall and the Book of Acts

Acts

There are certain scholars that I know I can go to their books and find good solid evangelical scholarship. I. Howard Marshall is one of those scholars and his Acts commentary is no exception. The […]

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World Upside Down

As part of a course that I am teaching on Acts at Emmanuel Bible College, I assigned World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age by C. Kavin Rowe. While understanding this aspect of […]

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How Do You Recognize a Good Church?

Sermons

A sermon preached at First Baptist Church based on Acts 4:32-35. Introduction Sometimes we have preconceived ideas about what something looks like. I remember the first time I met Mike Allen, the former padre in […]

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Male-Female Pairs in Luke-Acts

One of the things that I like about Luke is that he has a special interest in the role of women.  In both his Gospel and in Acts, Luke often pairs men and women, giving […]

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Which Way to Heaven?

Acts 16:25-34 Introduction There are things about church that you just do not need to know.  You do not need to know why churches started using pews or organs or why other churches have stopped […]

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A Church That Acts

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. […]

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Introduction to the Gospels and Acts

The very useful web-site www.biblicaltraining.org has a helpful course on the Gospels and Acts that you can find here.  The course is taught by Craig Blomberg who definitely has an apologetic interest to his New […]

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