Sermons tagged with ‘Paul’

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The Gospel is Victorious

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As we come to the end of Acts, we find Paul finally makes it to Rome where he continues to preach the gospel to both Jews and Gentiles. Here Acts leaves Paul, preaching the gospel in Rome, living at his own expense, with the world coming to hear him. Luke finishes his account of the […]

The Gospel Seeks Welfare

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Many people distance themselves from Christianity because they feel it is a lost cause. In a world that values tolerance and hates narrow-mindedness, Christianity often appears as divisive and bigoted. The Apostle Paul is often viewed as the epitome of this unattractive way of life… single-focused, blunt, divisive, and a trouble-maker. However, in the passage […]

A Public Defence of the Gospel

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Paul’s decision to return to Jerusalem and go to the Temple to worship thrust him into a set of circumstances that were outside of his control. He was bounced from one official to another as the Romans struggled to know what to do with him. But in this season of captivity Paul is given 3 […]

The Gospel as #lifegoal

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Having journeyed with Paul over the last few months of our Acts series we have come to know him fairly well; to the point where we might be able to predict what he will do. But as he arrives back in Jerusalem he will make 3 decisions that seem bizarre to us. He will act […]

The Gospel Does the Impossible

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In chapters 7 and 8 Luke beautifully weaves the story of Saul of Tarsus in with the story of the church to show how these two rapidly rising forces were set on an inevitable course for collision. IN chapter 9 we see them collide in stunning fashion as the risen Christ confronts His greatest enemy […]

Not just a happy story

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As Christians we often face the accusation that our faith is just a happy story that we tell ourselves… a fairytale we tell children… or a happy ending to calm our fear of the afterlife.   Basically they say the gospel is a people-pleasing message that placates the Christian masses.  Paul was also accused of […]

No Other Gospel

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As an Apostle Paul had the unenviable job of planting churches across the Gentile world and having to leave them to on and plant other churches.  He would appoint elders and entrust them to the Lord and then just have to pray and hope that they followed in the way of the gospel.  So you […]