Acts: The Unhindered Advance of the Gospel
Acts 8:4–17 Main Idea: There are no second-class citizens or unwanted stepchildren in the family of God.
Text: Acts 8:1–25 Main Idea: Gospel success is not as cut and dry as we would like it to be. Sometimes people respond to the gospel in false belief, foolishly hoping they can receive the benefits of God apart from God himself.
Text: Acts 7:54-8:1 Main Point: Faithful gospel witness in the face of opposition is upheld by the Holy Spirit and approved of by Jesus.
Text: Acts 6:8-7:60 Main Idea: Israel’s long history reminds us that faithless familiarity with the things of God blinds us to the glory of God and breeds every manner of rebellion.
Text: Acts 6:1-7 Main Idea: The mission of the church requires that it prioritize the preaching of the Word while actively ministering to the physical needs of its members.
Text: Acts 5:12–42 Main Idea: Opposition and persecution cannot stop the advance of the gospel; rather they unwittingly reveal the active power of Jesus in the persevering faithfulness of his blood-bought people.
Text: Acts 4:32-5:11 Main Point: God’s people are to walk both in the grace of caring for others and the appropriate fear of God.
Text: Acts 4:23-31 Main Point: God empowers his people to boldly withstand every manner of opposition as they pursue him in prayer.
Text: Acts 4:1-21 Main Idea: Spiritual authority flows from a person’s wholesale allegiance to Jesus Christ (and his revealed Word), not their “position of authority” in the religious community.
Text: Acts 3:1-26 Main Idea: Miraculous healings herald the present reign of Jesus Christ and point forward to his promised restoration of all things. And as a result, they beckon us to embrace Jesus in humble repentance and faith.