Acts: The Way

Acts: The Way

44 Messages | Sept. 2014 - Aug. 2015

The book of Acts shows us the early church's response to the good news of Jesus. But more importantly it shows us how we should respond to the gospel. From gospel proclamation, to prayer, to persecution, the gospel produces a people who are willing to lay down their lives for the cause of Christ.

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September 7, 2014 by

The book of Acts focuses on what Jesus continued to do after he ascended to heaven and our response to what Jesus has done.

Scripture: Acts 1:1-5

September 14, 2014 by

Jesus is very clear in giving us our mission: we are to be Spirit-empowered witnesses of Jesus to all peoples.

Scripture: Acts 1:6-11

September 21, 2014 by

In the ten days between Jesus' ascension to heaven and the giving of the Holy Spirit, we see the believers devoting themselves to prayer and selecting a new apostle to replace Judas.

Scripture: Acts 1:12-26

September 28, 2014 by

Pentecost is one of the major turning points in history. On that day God gave the promised Holy Spirit to believers to spread the message of Jesus to all the nations--a mission which continues today.

Scripture: Acts 2:1-21

October 5, 2014 by

On the day the Holy Spirit is given, Peter focuses on Jesus and how we are to rightly respond to him.

Scripture: Acts 2:22-41

October 19, 2014 by

After the Holy Spirit is given to the believers, we see them devoted to being the church, with the result that the Lord was adding to their number daily.

Scripture: Acts 2:42-47

October 26, 2014 by

God uses the healing of a lame man to turn people from their sin to Jesus.

Scripture: Acts 3:1-26

November 2, 2014 by

After a lame man is healed, many people believe in Jesus, and a few officials persecute the apostles. But the real question of the passage is what will we do.

Scripture: Acts 4:1-22

November 9, 2014 by

What we believe about God truly impacts how we live. A boldness for the gospel of Jesus, even amidst great challenges, arises from putting our faith in the Sovereign and Almighty God.

Scripture: Acts 4:23-31

November 16, 2014 by

Acts 4:32-5:11 gives the church unique insight into the manifestation and source of a true Christian community.

Scripture: Acts 4:32-5:11

November 23, 2014 by

If we really want to make a difference as a church, we must rely not on ourselves but on God. So we make it our aim to please and obey him.

Scripture: Acts 5:12-42

November 30, 2014 by

The church's greatest threat comes not from external persecution but from internal division. To overcome this, we need a deep commitment to the source of our unity, Jesus Christ.

Scripture: Acts 6:1-15

December 7, 2014 by

Even though the religious authorities kill Stephen, they cannot separate him from his precious Savior, Jesus.

Scripture: Acts 7:1-60

December 28, 2014 by

In Acts 8, Luke provides us with two examples of conversion which help us understand spirit empowered gospel expansion.

Scripture: Acts 8:1-40

January 4, 2015 by

Conversion is a supernatural work of God which radically changes a person's life. This is clearly seen in the life of Paul but is just as true for every believer.

Scripture: Acts 9:1-30

January 18, 2015 by

When God's presence fills a church, he produces fear of the Lord and comfort of the Holy Spirit, both of which are necessary and must be held together.

Scripture: Acts 9:31-43

January 25, 2015 by

God goes to great lengths to bring people into his kingdom, and by so doing, makes it very clear that he desires the message of Jesus to be shared to all.

Scripture: Acts 10:1-11:18

February 1, 2015 by

When the gospel comes to Antioch, the new believers find a new faith, a new name, a new family, a new mission, and a new identity.

Scripture: Acts 11:19-30

February 8, 2015 by

Whether we experience suffering or rescue, we can know God is always present, always working, and always reigning.

Scripture: Acts 12

February 15, 2015 by

When a church is rightly focused on God, Jesus directs and empowers its mission.

Scripture: Acts 13:1-12

February 22, 2015 by

All of God's works on this earth point right in on one man, Jesus Christ, the one in whom we must believe.

Scripture: Acts 13:13-52

March 1, 2015 by

The life-changing gospel of Jesus moves ahead through the suffering and the prayers of God's people.

Scripture: Acts 14

March 8, 2015 by

In Acts 15 we see the encouraging, freeing, and peaceful doctrine of salvation through Christ alone.

Scripture: Acts 15:1-35

March 15, 2015 by

To flourish in life, we need the presence of God in our lives. He graciously dwells with and uses broken people who keep coming back to Jesus.

Scripture: Acts 15:36-16:15

March 22, 2015 by

The deep freedom every human being longs for can only be found by believing in Jesus.

Scripture: Acts 16:16-40

April 19, 2015 by

The Scriptures are the source of our life because in them God tells us about Jesus, the one in whom we must believe.

Scripture: Acts 17:1-15

April 26, 2015 by

Paul heads into Athens, the intellectual capital of the world, and tells them of what they have been completely ignorant--the Almighty God who reigns over all.

Scripture: Acts 17:16-34

May 3, 2015 by

Jesus made it clear that our primary responsibility is to make disciples, a task in which every one of us has a role.

Scripture: Acts 18:1-23

May 17, 2015 by

Acts 18 and 19 show the empowerment and advancement of the new Christian church.

Scripture: Acts 18:24-19:10

May 24, 2015 by

Jesus' power demonstrates who he is. This demands that we who believe live lives of repentance, purity, and holiness.

Scripture: Acts 19:11-20

May 31, 2015 by

As the cultural hostility to our faith increases, our allegiance and loyalty to Jesus will be tested; but we must remain true to our one true King.

Scripture: Acts 19:21-41

June 7, 2015 by

In the ordinary times, we must devote ourselves to the purposes of God and the glory of God.

Scripture: Acts 20:1-16

June 14, 2015 by

The book of Acts has only one speech given to a church, Paul's speech to the Ephesian elders. In this first part, we are given a great example of what it means to humbly serve Jesus.

Scripture: Acts 20:17-27

June 21, 2015 by

Every follower of Jesus needs the church. God has given it to us for our protection against serious threats so that our faith can make it strong to the end.

Scripture: Acts 20:28-31

June 28, 2015 by

Our ultimate hope is that God will build us up together as his church, and when we fully give ourselves to this, we are blessed in innumerable ways.

Scripture: Acts 20:32-38

July 5, 2015 by

When you become a follower of Jesus, you are freed from being driven by nothing beyond temporal concerns, because you know have a greater Lord and a more glorious future.

Scripture: Acts 21:1-26

July 12, 2015 by

A life that has been transformed by Jesus has a powerful faith that no hostile forces or persecution can overcome.

Scripture: Acts 21:27-22:29

July 19, 2015 by

In Acts 22:30-23:35 we see the hand of God inspiring men and guiding history towards gospel growth.

Scripture: Acts 22:30-23:35

July 26, 2015 by

In Acts 24, Paul engages with two competing worldviews and models a biblically faithful gospel witness.

Scripture: Acts 24:1-27

August 2, 2015 by

Even though God's work is often done in hidden, subtle ways, we know that he is always conforming us to Jesus' image, which is our greatest good.

Scripture: Acts 25

August 10, 2015 by

Paul shares his testimony with a room full of officials, telling them of the great difference Jesus has made in his life and how they can also be given a new life.

Scripture: Acts 26

August 16, 2015 by

Even amidst the difficulties of life that will inevitably come, God is sovereignly in control, and he expects us to act in line with his ways.

Scripture: Acts 27

August 23, 2015 by

In dramatic and subtle ways, God persistently proves to us that he is the One True and Living God.

Scripture: Acts 28:1-16

August 30, 2015 by

Pastor Tyler preaches the final sermon in the Acts series.

Scripture: Acts 28:17-31