Posts from April 2022

Posts from April 2022

The First Martyr

The religious leaders had done everything short of kill the disciples in order to stop them from preaching the gospel. In Acts chapter 7 the Sanhedrin will cross that line. This chapter is not so much about the relentlessness of persecution against the church

The Great Exchange

The greatest question in the Bible is not “if” Jesus died that is a fact of history. The greatest question is not when, how, or where Jesus died but “WHY?” No Old Testament text better answers that question that Isaiah 53. Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Isaiah 53:1-12)

Israel’s History of Rejection

Stephen is on trial for his life but instead of defending his life, he defends the gospel and he does so by appealing to the Old Testament and Israel’s continued rejection of God’s appointed deliverers. Israel had a history of rejection and their rejection of Jesus was the climax of their rebellion. Sunday morning, April 10, 2022. (Acts 7:1-53)

Growing Pains

The early church experienced an explosion of growth as God multiplied the disciples daily but with that growth came problems. Satan tried to distract the church from its top priority through dissension. Sunday morning, April 3, 2022. (Acts 6:1-7)