Sermons on Acts

Sermons on Acts

Day of Pentecost

Link to start of sermon Gospel: John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 26”When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. 4I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where…

Welcoming the Other

Link to start of sermon This Sunday’s Bulletin Gospel Reading   John 15:9-17 Jesus said to his disciples, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is…

Thoughts and Prayers

Link to start of sermon Sunday’s Bulletin Gospel: John 10:11-18 11“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own…

The Third Sunday in Easter

Link to start of sermon This Sunday’s readings Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48 36Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I…

Taste and See

Link to start of sermon This week’s readings Gospel: John 20:19-31 19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with…

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…