Sermons from June 2021

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What’s to keep me from being baptized? Acts 8


Last week, we explored Acts chapters 6 & 7 culminating in the stoning of Stephen. At the beginning of Acts 8, we read that great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem. The disciples scattered and Philip went proclaiming the good news of Jesus in the city of Samaria, with great success. An angel […]

Stephen, Witness & Martyr – Acts 7


The book of Acts begins with the early church sharing all things in common with glad and generous hearts. The early church was characterized by face-to face encounters. They embraced the well-being of the whole community, insuring that everyone had what they needed.  But the honeymoon of the spirit of ecstatic spiritual experiences, shared meals, […]

Walking and Leaping and Praising God – excerpts from Acts 2-5


The Gospel of Luke begins like this: Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I, too, decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know […]