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Act 27:1-44  — Deliverance Through Shipwreck

Act 27:1-44 — Deliverance Through Shipwreck

BIG IDEA: FAITH IN GOD’S PROVIDENCE CAN SPILL OVER TO IMPACT UNBELIEVERS AROUND USINTRODUCTION:Raging storms and fearful shipwrecks are common metaphors for the difficult times that we can experience in life. What is our demeanor during these crisis moments? What type...
Acts 25:1-27  — Appealing to Caesar – The Road to Rome

Acts 25:1-27 — Appealing to Caesar – The Road to Rome

BIG IDEA: THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD NAVIGATES OUR LIFE THROUGH SURPRISING TWISTS AND TURNS TO ACCOMPLISH GOD’S KINGDOM PURPOSESINTRODUCTION:Why did God choose to include so much detail about the various trials involving the Apostle Paul? This forms a substantial portion...
Acts 24:1-27  — You Can’t Handle the Truth

Acts 24:1-27 — You Can’t Handle the Truth

BIG IDEA: GOSPEL PROCRASTINATION RESISTS ALL TESTIMONY TO GOD’S TRUTHINTRODUCTION:How ironic that the courts of human justice so often resist the testimony to God’s truth and thereby serve as a venue to subvert justice. This is exactly what we see happening as Paul’s...
Acts 21:1-40  — Facing Danger at Jerusalem

Acts 21:1-40 — Facing Danger at Jerusalem

BIG IDEA: FOLLOWING JESUS INTO THE FRONT LINES OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUSINTRODUCTION:Sometimes danger cannot be avoided. We all have a strong drive towards self-preservation; but when it comes to the gospel ministry, our loyalty to following...
Acts 20:24  — Why the Solemn Tone?

Acts 20:24 — Why the Solemn Tone?

BIG IDEA: THE GOSPEL MINISTRY IS SERIOUS BUSINESS INTRODUCTION:In Paul’s farewell speech to the Ephesian elders, you might expect him to strike a joyful, triumphant – even exuberant tone as he anticipates the closure of his ministry. Instead he sums up his pastoral...
Acts 19:21-41  — Quieting Opposition to Christianity

Acts 19:21-41 — Quieting Opposition to Christianity

BIG IDEA: OPPOSITION TO CHRISTIANITY STRUGGLES TO FIND ANY LEGITIMATE AVENUE OF ATTACKINTRODUCTION:What must it be like to be in the midst of a riot?? Especially when the frenzy of the crowd is directed against you? Paul’s traveling companions in Ephesus found...