Merlin Miller continues the study of the book of Acts, with the 67th message taken from Acts 26:1-23. Paul repeats his incredible story of how God changed him, reinforcing the real reason why he is standing on trial despite his innocence. Though the story has become familiar to us, there are a few specific details worth digging into.
Merlin Miller continues the study of the book of Acts, with the 66th message taken from Acts 24:13-27. What do you do when you find someone innocent, yet are unwilling to release him? What do you do when that person then moves the case to your superior? How will you explain yourself? Festus finds himself in this position and King Agrippa comes to visit, so he hopes to take advantage of his counsel.
Merlin Miller continues the study of the book of Acts, with the 65th message taken from Acts 24:1-12. Now that Festus is in charge, will things go different? There is a change, but only one that takes Paul closer to the final destination God has already revealed he will end up at.
Merlin Miller continues the study of the book of Acts, with the 64th message taken from Acts 24:22-27. Felix has heard both sides of the case, yet delays making any judgment despite demonstrating his awareness of Paul’s innocence. Does Paul complain, or take advantage of the opportunity? Will Felix take advantage of the opportunity he receives?
Merlin Miller returns to the study of the book of Acts, with the 63rd message taken from Acts 24:1-21. Paul is now in the hands of Felix in Caesarea, and it is not long until his accusers come to make their case. Have the methods of those who oppose Jesus changed?
Merlin Miller continues the study of the Book of Acts with the 62nd message taken from Acts 23:16-35. Though the opposition against Paul is fierce and determined, God uses Paul’s family and Roman soldiers to protect him, and move him closer to his final destination: Rome.
Merlin Miller continues the study of the Book of Acts with the 61st message taken from Acts 23:6-15. The tribune, still uncertain as to the charge against Paul, gets no closer to what he wants to know as the council is thrown into an uproar by another statement made by Paul. As men make their plans and rage against Paul, what is God’s response?
Merlin Miller continues the study of the Book of Acts with the 60th message taken from Acts 22:22-23:5. As Paul tells his story the crowd has been silent, up until he comes to a certain point. Suddenly the crowd erupts again, and the Roman tribune is left to use every means possible to determine just what Paul is guilty of!
Merlin Miller continues the study of the Book of Acts with the 59th message taken from Acts 21:40-22:21. The Roman guard rescues Paul from a crowd intent on killing him, but instead of hiding Paul stops the tribune and asks to speak to the crowd. What could he possibly want to tell them? The answer is: his story!
Merlin Miller returns to the study of the Book of Acts with the 58th message taken from Acts 21:27-39. This begins the final section of the book, where the sovereignty of God is once again on display as He expands the reach of the church through ways that most of us would consider just the opposite, including the arrest of Paul.
Merlin Miller preaches the 57th message from Acts, from Acts 21:17-26. Paul arrives at his destination and there is both rejoicing over what God has been doing and a recognition that his presence in Jerusalem will create a problem. Can the inevitable clash be avoided?
Merlin Miller preaches the 56th message from Acts, focusing on Acts 21:1-16. Paul continues to receive Spirit led information on what awaits him in Jerusalem, and pleas from his brothers and sisters to not continue on his journey. Nevertheless, at the end of the text he has followed the path of his Savior to Jerusalem.
Merlin Miller preaches the 55th message from Acts, taken from Acts 20:17-38. Paul does not want to spend time in Ephesus on his return trip to Jerusalem, but calls the Ephesian elders to Miletus to give a powerful farewell address.
Merlin Miller returns to the study of the book of Acts with the 54th message taken from Acts 20:1-16. After the riot in Ephesus, Paul continues his journey of strengthening the believers in all the places he has planted churches.
Merlin Miller continues his sermon series from the book of Acts, this 53rd message is taken for Acts 19:21-40. Paul intends to leave Ephesus to continue strengthening other churches, but before he does there is a riot due to the successful power of the Gospel to change the culture of people.
Merlin Miller preaches the 52nd sermon from Acts, taken from Acts 19:1–20. This text contains the description of a spiritual power encounter that results in the Name of Jesus being exalted and the word of the Lord prevailing!
Merlin Miller preaches the 51st sermon from Acts, taken from Acts 19:1-10. Apollos, fully converted, leaves for Corinth but now Paul arrives at Ephesus and does as he always does: immediately begins to powerfully proclaim Jesus. We see new converts, fuller understanding by existing believers, and a powerful demonstration of God’s sovereignty and faithfulness.
Merlin Miller returns to the study of book of Acts with the 50th message, taken from chapter 18:23-28. Having returned to where he was sent from, Paul does not stay long but makes another route through existing churches to strengthen them. Almost immediately the attention turns to Ephesus, where the conversion of Apollos will have lasting effects on the church.
Merlin Miller preaches the 49th message from the book of Acts, from Acts 18:12-22. The Jews again apply pressure, but this time the surprising result is a civic leader that refuses to get involved. This text concludes Paul’s second missionary journey as he returns home.
Merlin Miller preaches the 48th message from the book of Acts, from Acts 18:1-11. Paul moves on from Athens to Corinth where he follows the same patterns as before, with the same results as before. But what a special encouragement he receives from the Lord that echoes to us today still!