Sermons in Acts of the Apostles and The Mission of God

 

Rome at Last and The Victory of the Gospel

by Joe Boot

June 10, 2012 | Acts 28

Paul spoke to the Jewish leaders of the Hope of Israel: the Kingdom of God manifested in the resurrection of Christ. As with all Paul's preaching to the Jews, some believed the message of faith in Jesus and others did not (Acts 28:24). God's Word cannot be put under arrest. Likewise the gospel in our time will ultimately succeed. Acts ends with the gospel witness spreading from Rome, and today the power of the gospel is operative in Toronto.

 

Paul Before Felix

by Joe Boot

June 3, 2012 | Acts 24

The gospel ministry is the most exciting adventure you could devote your life to.

 

Paul’s Defence in Jerusalem

by David Robinson

May 27, 2012 | Acts 22:1-23:11

We must not be hasty or presumptuous when listening for God's call for our lives.

 

Paul and Power Encounter

by Michael Boot

May 20, 2012 | Acts 19:11-20

The church must recognize spiritual battle if we are to see evangelism advance in our day. Paul was anointed by God, such that he was recognized by both heaven and by hell. We need a revival in Toronto based on the Word of God.

 

Paul in Athens

by Joe Boot

May 13, 2012 | Acts 17:16-34

Confronted with intellectual pluralism, idolatry, and biblical illiteracy, Paul was neither naive nor obscurantist. He was equipped in worldly learning, and he was able to proclaim God's Word powerfully.

 

The Council of Jerusalem: Preserving the Gospel

by Scott Masson

May 6, 2012 | Acts 15:1-35

In Acts 15, we see a conflict of authority and a conflict of doctrine. We live in a lawless age in which Christians reject authority. Acting in Jesus' name without the blessing of the church is dangerous.

 

Antioch and Mercy Ministry

by Joe Boot

April 29, 2012 | Acts 11:19-30

In Constantinople, 100,000 Christians maintained 50,000 poor, all the clergy, and 3,000 widows and orphans, all through the tithe.

 

But Prayer

by Michael Boot

April 22, 2012 | Acts 12

Prayer is the condition of divine operation.

 

Peter and Cornelius: Scope of the Mission

by Joe Boot

April 15, 2012 | Acts 10

All believers are to defend as well as proclaim the gospel. Apologetics is not an elite task for scholars and pastors.

 

Conversion of Saul – A Vision of Jesus

by Joe Boot

February 19, 2012 | Acts 9:1-31

God prepares us in advance for a purpose and calling, by our education, trials, family, and experiences.

 

A Face like the Angels’

by Joe Boot

February 12, 2012 | Acts 6:15

True preaching is not just communication; it's the word of life transforming us and creating new conditions of life. The law of God requires care for orphans and widows, and so the early church undertook ministry to practical needs. Both ministry of the Word and the ministry of compassion are high and holy work.

 

Authority of Jesus’ Name

by Joe Boot

February 5, 2012 | Acts 5:12-42

We either speak and work by the integrating power of God, or by the disintegrating power from below. We need to stand by the name of Jesus in both the small things and the big things.