Sermons on Acts

Sermons on Acts

Is Speaking in Tongues for Today? (32 min)

Albert Leckie (1920-1988) preaches on the topic of “speaking in tongues”. He asks what tongues were for. The Bible says they were a sign. In Acts 2, a sign of the resurrection and exaltation of Christ; in Acts 10, a sign of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the Gentiles; and in Acts 19 a sign of “accomplished redemption”. With these “sign purposes” completed, the sign is no longer required, so tongues in Acts should not be taken…

The Glory of God, and Jesus Standing (44 min)

EASTER 2019 – Ian Jackson preaches on the martyrdom of Stephen in Acts 7:54-60, and Stephen’s view of “the glory of God and Jesus standing”. He draws out numerous lessons from this pivotal passage concerning Israel, the church, God’s purpose for this age and the significance of “the man in the glory”, and the Holy Spirit’s present ministry on earth (Message preached 22nd April 2019)

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)

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)

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)

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…

Deacons (42 min)

PART 5 – David West preaches on the subject of deacons. He defines what deacons are, before outlining their qualifications, proving, selection, function and compensation. This exposition of 1 Tim 3:8-13 and Acts 6 1-7 highlights the fact that “deacon service” involves much more than just the practical needs of a local assembly (Message preached 10th May 2012)

The Godly Disciplines of the Local Assembly (28 min)

Kevin Oh preaches from Acts 2, 5 and 11 on the godly disciplines involved in being in assembly fellowship; faithfulness to the scriptures, fellowship with the saints, fear in the soul and fidelity to the Saviour (Message preached 7th July 2011)

Preaching the Gospel (34 min)

Phil Coulson preaches a weighty message from Acts 28 on the dignity of public preaching and the purity of the message of the gospel. He passes comment on the use of PowerPoint in gospel preaching (Message preached 5th April 2010)

The Unchanging Gospel (27 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the unchanging gospel. He traces (in Acts) the way the apostles always preached the same message but adapted it to different audiences, without ever lowering the gospel by the use of drama (Message preached 5th April 2010)

How to Do Door to Door Evangelism (32 min)

Murray McCandless explains how to effectively reach people with the gospel in their own homes. This neglected but Biblical task (Acts 20:20) has been greatly used of God over the centuries and remains an effective and direct method of gospel labour. Learn from an experienced evangelist with a lifetime of work in this area (Message preached 27th April 2008)

Godly Assembly Leadership (47 min)

John Grant preaches a powerful message on “Godly assembly Leadership” from Paul’s message in Acts 20, using Moses, Jacob and David as examples of how to lead and feed the flock of God (Message preached Monday 24th March 2008)

Acts Chapter 20 (53 min)

John Grant closes this series of ministry meetings in Acts 20, drawing pertinent and powerful lessons for assembly overseers from Paul’s address to the Ephesian elders (Message preached Friday 22nd June 2006)

Acts Chapter 13-19 (54 min)

John Grant very helpfully explains “how to preach the gospel” using the example of the substance and delivery of the sermons of the apostle Paul as revealed in Acts chapters 13-19 (Message preached Thursday 21st June 2006)

Acts Chapter 13 (52 min)

John Grant preaches on the commendation of Paul to the Lord’s work and the character of the man as revealed in the Acts and the epistles (Message preached Wednesday 20th June 2006)

Acts Chapter 9 (53 min)

John Grant recounts the background, circumstances and results connected with the conversion of Saul of Tarsus in Acts 9. This is a most interesting and inspiring message (Message preached Tuesday 19th June 2006)

Acts Chapter 6 (49 min)

John Grant warns, from Acts 6, against murmuring and complaining in a local assembly, as well as outlining the function and character of deacons. He also gives a sketch of the martyrdom of Stephen (Message preached Monday 18th June 2006)

Acts Chapter 5 (45 min)

John Grant expounds on Acts 5 where the first sin of the church age occurs. Serious practical lessons are drawn from the solemn narrative of Ananias and Sapphira (Message preached Friday 15th June 2006)

Acts Chapter 3 (50 min)

John Grant uses the narrative of the lame man at the beautiful gate in Acts 3 to expound on the nature of the gift of healing and the difference between confimation gifts and continuing gifts (Message preached Thursday 14th June 2006)

Acts Chapter 2b (57 min)

John Grant draws pertinent lessons from Peter’s address on the day of Pentecost and the formation of the first local assembly in the church age at Jerusalem (Message preached Wednesday 13th June 2006)

Acts Chapter 2a (52 min)

John Grant outlines the truth of the baptism in the Spirit, the filling with the Spirit and what it means to speak in tongues, from the first half of Acts 2 (Message preached Tuesday 12th June 2006)

Acts Chapter 1 (46 min)

John Grant begins a series of ministry meetings on the Acts of the Apostles by setting the scene in Chapter 1 and giving an outline of the whole book (Message preached Monday 11th June 2006)