Sermons by Mark Kernan (Page 3)

Sermons by Mark Kernan (Page 3)

The Priority of the Word

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.

Persecution and Paradoxical Joy 

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.

A Question of Authority

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.

Walking and Leaping and Praising God

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.

The Meaning of Pentecost (Part 2)

Text:  Acts 2:22–41 Main Idea: The outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost underscores Jesus’ true identity and beckons every person to humbly respond in repentance and faith.

The Meaning of Pentecost (part 1)

Text: Acts 2:5-21 Main Idea: The Spirit-empowered languages at Pentecost were a sign that God was extending his saving promises, through Israel, to everyone who calls on his name

The Promise Arrives

Text: Acts 2:1-13 Main Idea: The day of Pentecost demonstrates that Holy Spirit is the necessary and active power behind the effective ministry of the local church.