Series on Acts

This is a series of 190 expository sermons on the first half of the book of Acts (Acts 1-12) on the establishment of the Early Church in Israel through the ministry of the apostle Peter. It was preached in the morning over several years from 2014-2019. Lord willing, I hope to finish this very large series of sermons on the book of Acts in the future by covering (Acts 13-28) and the expansion of the Early Church through the apostle Paul’s missionary journeys. The complete series on the book of Acts is called The Trial and Triumph of the Early Church. I do have a shorter series of 60 sermons on the Book of Acts that I preached back in 1997-1998. The first several sermons of this larger series explains in great detail the incomparable beauty, structure, contents, theology, and purpose of the book of Acts in the NT Canon and how the trials and sufferings of the apostles point us to Christ and His own sufferings and glory. For more information on how to study and make use of the book of Acts, you can also refer to my overview of the book in my Bible study lecture series.

  1. Christ and the Four Gospels: A Biblical and Theological Introduction to the Book of Acts, NEW SERIES
  2. Christ and the Book of Acts: A Canonical Introduction to the Book of Acts Christ
  3. Christ Glorified in the Church: The Purpose of the Book of Acts
  4. The Book of Acts and the Christian Life
  5. Book of Acts and God’s Program for Church History
  6. The Trial and Triumph of the Church: An Overview of the Book of Acts
  7. Jesus Christ: The Church’s One Foundation – The Prologue of the Book of Acts, Acts 1:1-3 NEW SERIES
  8. Many Infallible Proofs: The Apostolic Witness to Christ’s Resurrection, Acts 1:3
  9. Christ Preparing the Church for Service, Acts 1:1-11
  10. The Church and the Kingdom of God, Acts 1:7-8
  11. The Glories of Christ’s Kingdom, Acts 1:7-8
  12. Christ’s Kingdom and the Ministry of the Gospel, Acts 1:7-8
  13. A Faithful Witness for Christ, Acts 1:8
  14. Christ’s Ascension and the Church’s Mission, Acts 1:9-11
  15. Christ’s Sovereign Lordship vindicated by His Ascension, Acts 1:9 and Eph.1:22-23
  16. The Claims of Christ’s Lordship, Acts 1:9 and Eph.1:22-23
  17. Worship in the Upper Room and Replacing the Twelfth Apostle, Acts 1:12-26 NEW SERIES
  18. True Worship and the Promise of the Spirit, Acts 1:12-14
  19. True Worship, Acts 1:12-14 and Luke 24:53
  20. Praying for Revival in the Upper Room, Acts 1:14 and Psalm 67
  21. Reasons for Obama’s Removal and Impeachment, Acts 1:20 and Psalm 69
  22. God’s Judgment on Judas the Traitor, Acts 1:15-20
  23. Christ’s Appointment of Matthias, Acts 1:21-26
  24. The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit  and the Urgent Need for True Revival, Intro to Acts 2 NEW SERIES
  25. The Great Work of God at Pentecost, Acts 2
  26. The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Acts 2:1-13
  27. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, Acts 2:1-13
  28. The Holy Spirit in Revival, Acts 2:1-13 and John 16:8-14
  29. Pentecost and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Acts 2:1-13
  30. The Problem with Pentecostalism – Part 1, Acts 2
  31. The Problem with Pentecostalism – Part 2, Acts 2
  32. Peter’s Preaching at Pentecost: An Introduction, Acts 2:14-36 NEW SERIES
  33. Preaching Christ and the Outpouring of the Spirit, Acts 2:14-21
  34. Preaching Christ and the Accomplishment of Redemption, Acts 2:22-32
  35. Preaching Christ and His Sovereign Lordship, Acts 2:29-36
  36. Christ Exalted for His Church and People, Acts 2:32-33
  37. Preaching Christ and the Call to Salvation, Acts 2:37-40
  38. Cultivating a Thankful Heart, Acts 2:37-47
  39. Christ Preeminent in Revival, Acts 2:1-47
  40. On Rebuke and Reformation, Acts 2:40
  41. The Marks of True Revival in the Church, Acts 2:37-47 NEW SERIES
  42. The Teaching of the Lord’s Supper, Acts 2:42 and Mt.26:26-30
  43. The Marks of a Faithful Church and Ministry, Acts 2:40-43
  44. The Marks of a Gracious Church and Community, Acts 2:44-47
  45. Praising God in the Church, Acts 2:47
  46. The Spirit of Grace: Cultivating a Spirit-Filled Life, Acts 2 and Eph.5:15-21
  47. The Steps to Joy and Godliness, Acts 2 and Phil.1:9-11
  48. The Church Under the Cross in Jerusalem, Introduction to Acts 3-5 NEW SERIES
  49. The Healing of the Lame Man at the Gate Beautiful, Acts 3:1-11
  50. Christ Revealed at the Gate Beautiful, Acts 3:1-11
  51. Seven Steps to Spiritual Healing, Acts 3:1-11
  52. Preaching for Restoration, Acts 3:12-26
  53. Jesus and the Restoration of Israel, Acts 3:12-26
  54. Repentance and Restoration, Acts 3:12-26
  55. The Blessings of True Repentance, Acts 3:19-20
  56. Suffering for Christ and the Gospel, Acts 4 NEW SERIES
  57. Preaching Christ’s Resurrection under Fire, Acts 4:1-12
  58. In Defense of the Gospel: The Apologetics of Peter, Acts 4:1-12
  59. A Psalm of Thanksgiving for Christ’s Victory, Psalm 118
  60. The Gospel and the Church’s Civil Disobedience, Acts 4:13-22
  61. Praying for Spiritual Boldness, Acts 4:23-31
  62. Christ’s Sovereign Glory and Ultimate Triumph over the Nations, Psalm 2
  63. Remembering the Cross of Christ in Our Prayers, Acts 4:27-28
  64. Speaking the Word of God with Boldness, Acts 4:31-33
  65. The Modern Preaching Downgrade, Acts 4:31-33
  66. The Model of Christian Sharing in the Early Church, Acts 4:31-37
  67. Principles of Christian Giving, Acts 4 and Matthew 6:1-4 NEW SERIES
  68. Christ’s Sacrificial Love and Our Sacrificial Giving, Acts 4 and Eph.5:1-2
  69. The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira, Acts 5:1-16
  70. God’s Judgment on Ananias and Sapphira, Acts 5:1-11
  71. The Danger of Sinful Giving, Acts 5:1-11
  72. The Signs of Spiritual Revival, Acts 5:11-16
  73. Hoping for Revival, Acts 5:11-16
  74. Revival and the Church, Acts 5:1-11
  75. The Blessings of True Revival, Acts 5:11-16
  76. The Obstacles to True Revival, Acts 5:11-16
  77. Handling Persecution for Christ: An Introduction to Acts 5:17-42 NEW SERIES
  78. The Offense of the Gospel, Acts 5:17-18
  79. Delivered from Persecution to Preach, Acts 5:17-25
  80. False and Reviling Accusations, Acts 5:26-28
  81. Defending the Gospel under Trial, Acts 5:29-32
  82. We Ought to Obey God, Acts 5:29
  83. Gamaliel’s Counsel and God’s Protection of the Apostles, Acts 5:33-40
  84. Persecuted for Christ: The Mark of a Faithful Ministry, Acts 5:40-42
  85. Christ Glorified in Our Suffering, Acts 5:40-42
  86. Christ Crucified: The Inspiration of Our Suffering, Acts 5 and Mt.27:35-37
  87. Remembering the Cross of Christ, Acts 5:40-42 and Mt.27:35-37
  88. A Faithful Ministry that Glorifies God: A Summary of Acts 3-5 NEW SERIES
  89. Serving Christ or Celebrating Christmas, Observations on Acts 1-5
  90. A Faithful Ministry in a Time of Apostasy, Observations on Acts 1-5
  91. A Reforming Ministry in a Time of Apostasy, Observations on Acts 1-5
  92. A Suffering Ministry in a Time of Apostasy, Observations on Acts 1-5
  93. A Persecuted Ministry in a Time of Apostasy, Observations on Acts 1-5
  94. Following Christ under a Faithful Ministry, Observations on Acts 1-5
  95. Christ’s Vision for the Church and Ministry, Introduction to Acts 6-12 NEW SERIES
  96. Servants of the Cross, Acts 6-12
  97. The Sanction of Godly Christian Leadership, Acts 6:1-7
  98. The Service of God Christian Leadership, Acts 6:1-7
  99. The Sacrifice of Godly Christian Leadership, Acts 6:1-7
  100. Stephen Martyr; The Gold Standard of Godly Christian Leadership, Acts 6-7
  101. The Scandal of Modern Christian Leadership, Acts 6-7
  102. The Suffering of True Christian Leadership, Acts 6-7
  103. The Pope of Rome is Antichrist, 2 Thess.2
  104. Stephen’s Apologetic Address: Defending the Faith with Courage, Introduction to Acts 7 NEW SERIES
  105. Stephen’s Defense: Abraham’s Testimony to Christ, Acts 7:1-8
  106. Stephen’s Defense: Joseph’s Testimony to Christ, Acts 7:8-16
  107. Stephen’s Defense: Moses’ Rejection and its Testimony to Christ, Acts 7:17-29
  108. Stephen’s Defense: Moses’ Calling and its Testimony to Christ, Acts 7:30-34
  109. Stephen’s Defense: Moses’ Work and its Testimony to Christ, Acts 7:35-43
  110. Stephen’s Defense: Israel’s Idolatry and Rebellion against Christ, Acts 7:38-43
  111. Stephen’s Defense: The Law of God and its Testimony to Christ, Acts 7:38
  112. Stephen’s Defense: The Tabernacle and its Testimony to Christ, Acts 7:44-50
  113. Stephen’s Defense: The Prophets and their Testimony to Christ, Acts 7:48-53
  114. Stephen’s Defense: The Old Testament and its Testimony to Christ, Acts 7
  115. Stephen’s Defense: A Final Rebuke and Indictment of Sinners, Acts 7:51-53
  116. Stephen’s Defense: A Vision of Jesus Christ Exalted in Glory, Acts 7:54-56
  117. Stephen’s Defense: Christ Exalted in the Church, Acts 7:54-56
  118. Stephen’s Defense: Reasons for Defending the Gospel, Acts 7
  119. Stephen’s Defense: The Great Evil of Responding Sinfully to the Word of God, Acts 7:54-58
  120. Stephen’s Defense: The Testimony of Stephen’s Martyrdom, Acts 7:57-60
  121. Stephen’s Defense: A True Believer’s Life in Death, Acts 7:55-60 and Rev.14:13
  122. The Ministry of Philip the Evangelist: A Biblical Model for Evangelism, Acts 8 NEW SERIES
  123. The Persecution that Scattered the Church, Acts 8:1-4
  124. Revival in Samaria: The Preaching of Philip the Evangelist, Acts 8:5-8
  125. Simon Magus: The Plague of True Revival, Acts 8:9-13
  126. Samaria and the Modern Church, Acts 8:5-13
  127. The Samaritan Pentecost, Acts 8:14-17
  128. The Full Blessing of the Holy Spirit, Acts 8:14-7
  129. The Sin of Simony, Acts 8:18-19
  130. Counterfeit Revival, Acts 8:18-19
  131. Peter’s Rebuke of Simony in the Revival of Samaria, Acts 8:18-25
  132. Preaching Christ in Times of Revival, Acts 8:18-25
  133. God-Centered Evangelism: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch, Acts 8:26-40 NEW SERIES
  134. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God: The Conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch, Acts 8:26-40
  135. Evangelism and the Depravity of Man: The Condition of the Ethiopian Eunuch, Acts 8:26-31
  136. Evangelism in the Midst of Apostasy: The Snares that Keep People from Coming to Christ, Acts 8:26-40
  137. Evangelism and the Prophecy of Isaiah 53: Preaching Christ from Isaiah, Acts 8:29-35
  138. Evangelism and the Ministry of the Gospel: The Truth of the Gospel Revealed, Acts 8:29-39
  139. Evangelism and the Sincerity of Our Witness: The Example of Philip the Evangelist, Acts 8:29-39
  140. A Reformed Life and Ministry: The Conversion and Calling of the Apostle Paul, Intro to Acts 9:1-31 NEW SERIES
  141. Paul’s Bondage to Sin Without Christ, Acts 9:1-4
  142. Paul’s Dramatic Conversion to Christ, Acts 9:1-9
  143. Evidences of Saving Conversion to Christ, Acts 9:1-20
  144. Paul’s Calling as an Apostle of Christ, Acts 9:1-20
  145. Paul’s Commission as an Apostle of Christ, Acts 9:1-20
  146. Paul’s Preaching of the Glory of Christ – Part 1, Acts 9:20
  147. Paul’s Preaching of the Glory of Christ – Part 2, Acts 9:20
  148. Paul’s Defense of the Gospel of Christ – Part 1, Acts 9:20-23
  149. Paul’s Defense of the Gospel of Christ – Part 2, Acts 9:20-23
  150. Paul’s Errand into The Arabian Wilderness for Christ, Acts 9 and Gal.1:15-19
  151. Paul’s Suffering Persecution for Christ, Acts 9:23-25
  152. Paul’s Boldness for the Name of Christ, Acts 9:26-33
  153. Paul’s Shrouded Ministry in Tarsus for Christ, Acts 9:29-30
  154. Paul’s Joy in the Grace of Christ, Eph.1:3-14
  155. Paul’s Joy in the Blessings of Christ, Eph.1:3-14
  156. Christ Glorified in the Ministry of Peter: Introduction to Acts 9-12 NEW SERIES
  157. Christ Glorified in the Healing of Aeneas, Acts 9:32-35
  158. Christ Glorified in the Raising of Dorcas, Acts 9:36-43
  159. Christ Glorified in the Healing of His People, Acts 9:32-43
  160. Jesus the Christ Heals You, Acts 9:34
  161. Cornelius a Heart Prepared for Christ, Acts 10:1-8 NEW SERIES
  162. Rise Peter Kill and Eat: Christ’s Vision to Peter of a Great Sheet, Acts 10:9-16
  163. Peter’s Gracious Reception of Cornelius’ Servants, Acts 10:17-23
  164. Cornelius’ Godly Reception of the Apostle Peter, Acts 10:23-33
  165. Peter’s Preaching of Christ to Cornelius and His Household – Part 1, Acts 10:34-43
  166. Peter’s Preaching of Christ to Cornelius and His Household – Part 2, Acts 10:34-43
  167. The Gentile Pentecost: The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Gentiles, Acts 10:44-48
  168. Peter’s Defense of the Grace of God in the Calling of the Gentiles, Acts 11:1-18
  169. The Triumph of Grace in the Calling of the Gentiles, Summary of Acts 10-11
  170. The Triumph of the Gospel in Antioch, Acts 11:19-30 NEW SERIES
  171. Evangelism and Revival in Antioch, Acts 11:19-21
  172. Encouragement and Refreshing in Antioch, Acts 11:22-24
  173. Edification and Reformation in Antioch, Acts 11:25-26
  174. Exhortation and Relief in Antioch, Acts 11:27-30
  175. The Progress of the Gospel in Antioch, Acts 11:19-30
  176. Steps to Growth and Sanctification in Christ: Lessons from Antioch, Acts 11:19-30
  177. Barriers to Growth and Sanctification in Christ: Lessons from Antioch, Acts 11:19-30
  178. The Spiritual Blessings of Growth and Sanctification in Christ: Lessons from Antioch, Acts 11:19-30
  179. Christ Glorified in Peter’s Trial and Triumph over Herod, Intro to Acts 12:1-25 NEW SERIES
  180. Christ Glorified in the Martyrdom of the Apostle James, Acts 12:1-2
  181. Christ Glorified in Peter’s Suffering Imprisonment, Acts 12:3-6
  182. Christ Glorified in Peter’s Deliverance from Prison, Acts 12:7-11
  183. Christ Glorified in Peter’s Appearance at the House of Mary, Acts 12:11-17
  184. Christ Glorified in Peter’s Protection from Herod, Acts 12:18-19
  185. Christ Glorified in the Death of Herod Agrippa, Acts 12:20-23
  186. Christ Glorified in the Downfall of Wicked Rulers – Part 1, Acts 12:20-23
  187. Christ Glorified in the Downfall of Wicked Rulers – Part 2, Acts 12:20-23
  188. Give Glory to God, or Suffer His Wrath, Acts 12:22-23
  189. Christ Glorified in the Triumph of the Gospel, Acts 12:24-25
  190. Christ Glorified in the Church, Summary of Acts 12:1-25*