Sermons on Acts

Sermons on Acts

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…

Othering

Fifth Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings First Lesson: Acts 11:1-18 1Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?” 4Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in…

Not Alone

Fourth Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Second Lesson: Revelation 7:9-17 9After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the…

An Invitation

Third Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 21:1-19 1After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They…
Navigating Weird World

Stepping Out

Second Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’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…

The Manifestation of God’s Mystery

First Sunday After Epiphany Link to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 15As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and…

The Breath of Life

Day of Pentacost Sermon starts at 26:50 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Afterthoughts 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. 4But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.…

Drinking From the Water

Seventh Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 15:56 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Psalm: Psalm 1 1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *       nor lingered in the way of sinners,       nor sat in the seats of the scornful!2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *       and they meditate on his law day and night.3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,   bearing fruit in due…

Us Versus Them

Sixth Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 10:35 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 15:9-17 9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. 12 ‘This is my commandment,…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Due to technical difficulties, there is no sermon recording this week Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 15:1-8 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides…