Sermons on Acts

Sermons on Acts

Why I am in an Assembly (37 min)

PART 7 – After defining the words “fellowship” (Gk: koinonia) and “assembly” (Gk: ekklesia), Michael Penfold sets out 3 reasons “Why I am in fellowship in a local assembly”. First, because of the purpose of God; second, because of the presence of Christ; and third, because of the pattern of Scripture. The Bible expects all believers to be in a local assembly gathered unto the name of the Lord Jesus (Readings: Matt 18:20, Acts 2:41-42, 9:26-28, 15:14) (Message preached 24th…

The Whole Counsel of God (41 min)

PART 5 – Gordon Stewart expounds Paul’s sermon to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20:17-38 in which the apostle highlights his faithfulness to the “whole counsel of God”. Gordon highlights the character and quality of Paul’s ministry in Ephesus, before outlining what he calls “the greatest need of our day” – faithful, godly, local assembly elders (Message preached 1st Nov 2018)

Paul on Malta (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – Jack Hay preaches from Acts 28:1-3, drawing many pertinent and practical lessons from Paul’s arrival on the Mediterranean island of Malta (Melita – KJV). Issues touched on include assurance of salvation, unlimited atonement, humility in service and preservation in temptation (Message preached 17th Apr 2017)

Lessons from Paul’s Voyage (36 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – Jack Hay preaches from Acts 27 and the narrative of Paul’s voyage to Rome that was shipwrecked along the way. Mr Hay draws lessons about the journey of life with its frictions, frustrations and foolishness – all of which can so easily rock our little boat and threaten to sink us beneath life’s complications. A salutary message containing many practical lessons (Message preached 17th Apr 2017)

Gospel – “Learning Christ” and “the Resurrection” (48 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – GOSPEL – David Gilliland preaches the gospel and takes for his topic “going to School and learning Christ” from Eph 4:20 and Acts 19:9. Jack Hay follows with a look at the resurrection of Christ and outlines the consequences that follow from this mighty historical event (Messages preached 16th Apr 2017)

The House of Ananias and the Assembly of God (51 min)

PART 4 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Ananias (and Sapphira) from Acts Ch 5. This sad home was marked by pretence, by hypocrisy and by deception. This couple were pretending to be what they weren’t. The root and the fruit of their iniquity is explained and the audience is urged to have, by contrast, homes marked by truth, holiness and heart devotion to God (Message preached 18th Feb 2017)

The God of Glory, Grace and Comfort (42 min)

PART 3 – Josh Jacob preaches on three Divine titles: “the God of glory” (Acts 7:2), “the God of all grace” (1 Pet 5:10) and “the God of all comfort” (2 Cor 1:2). Working from Acts 7, Josh develops the theme of the “God of glory” appearing to Abraham, and how Moses and Stephen also saw the “glory of God” in that chapter. Peter is then developed as a man who knew much of the God of all grace, while Job…

Ministry at the Supper (32 min)

PART 4 – Mervyn Hall takes up the subject of ministry of the Word of God at the Lord’s Supper. Using the example of the Lord in the Upper Room and on the Emmaus Road (Luke 22 & 24) and that of Paul in Acts 20, he outlines the scope, style and subject of ministry suitable on such an occasion both before and after partaking of the emblems. Mervyn also gives practical hints in relation to studying for, preparing for and delivering…

What Church Should I Join? (38 min)

PART 4 – Christians need a spiritual home. The Bible speaks of Christians being “gathered in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Matt 18:20). In this message, Peter Scarsbrook looks at the truth of being part of a “local assembly”. Basing his remarks on Acts 2:42 he speaks of an assembly’s “foundation”, its “formation”, and a number of its vital “features”. If you are looking for scriptural guidance about assembly fellowship you will find this message helpful (Message preached 11th…

Assembly Fellowship and Reception (42 min)

PART 5 – Michael Penfold preaches on the fact, focus and function of assembly fellowship. He stresses that believers are not “received to the breaking of bread” but rather “to the whole assembly”, with all of its privileges and responsibilities. Being received into an assembly means “continuing stedfastly” in the apostles’ doctrine, the breaking of bread, the fellowship and the prayers (Acts 2:42). It’s a matter of conviction, not convenience! (Message preached 1st May 2016)

What is the Difference between the Kingdom and the Church? (34 min)

Dispensationalism Part 5 – Joshua Jacob preaches on the difference between the Kingdom and the Church. He explains that the “kingdom age” is future and will occur once the “Church age” – which began in Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost – has terminated at the rapture. The rightful King – our Lord Jesus – is currently ‘absent’ having been rejected (Mt 25:14, Lu 19:12) but will return after the tribulation and reign as King on the throne of David…

The Greatest Miracle and God’s Mercy (51 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2015 – John Rogers preaches on the greatest miracle – salvation – from John 5:24…and the greatest mistake – rejecting salvation – from Acts 24:25. Tom Armstrong speaks on “God’s mercy” and gives a powerful and solemn warning about “mercy gone” from the narrative of the rich man in hell in Luke Ch 16 (Messages preached 16th July 2015)