Sermons on Acts

Sermons on Acts

Immersed. Dipped. Changed.

Link to start of sermon This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 1:4-11 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7He proclaimed, “The one who…

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Link to start of sermon Service Bulletin Gospel Reading: John 7:37-39 On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in medrink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers living water.’” Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were toreceive; for as yet there was no Spirit,…

Are We There Yet?

Link to start of sermon Gospel: John 17:1-11 1After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth by finishing…

Spiritual But Not Religious

Link to start of sermon Service Bulletin First Lesson: Acts 17:22-31 22Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24The God who made the world and everything in it, he…

This is the Way

Link to start of sermon Service Bulletin Gospel: John 14:1-14 1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4And…

The Lord is My Shepherd

Link to start of sermon Link to Flute solo Service Bulletin Psalm: Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd; *       I shall not be in want.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *       and leads me beside still waters.3 He revives my soul *       and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,  I shall fear no evil; *       for you are with me;       your rod and your staff, they…

Seeing Jesus

Link to start of sermon Lectionary Readings Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 13Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. 18Then…

Beliefs

Link to start of sermon Service Booklet Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:3-9 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last…

People Get Ready

Link to start of sermon Service Booklet Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly…

A Diversity of Community

Day of Pentecost Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 14:8-17, (25-27) 8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?…

Hope In the Midst of Life

Seventh Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings First Lesson: Acts 16:16-34 16One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. 17While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.” 18She kept doing this for…

Unlike Any Other

Sixth Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 14:23-29 23Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me. 25”I have said these things to you while I…