The 40th message from Acts, taken from Acts 15:22-35, is the conclusion of the critical decision the early church had to make regarding what is necessary to truly become part of the kingdom of God.
Here now opposition of a different sort presents itself to the church of Jesus Christ, and a critical decision must be made. This decision will be to either cave to internal pressure, split into two different “churches” or find a way to maintain truth and peace. Merlin Miller preaches the 39th message of Acts from chapter 15:1-21 - what decision did the church make and how did they make it?
Merlin Miller preaches the 38th message from Acts, from chapter 14:19-28 where Paul and Barnabas finish their first missionary journey. How quickly the worship of those in Lystra turns to hatred! Nevertheless, they continue to faithfully do what God asked them to, and when they return home they report to those who sent them.
Merlin Miller preaches the 36th message from Acts, based on Acts 13:44-52. This text concludes the events that happened in Antioch on Paul & Barnabas’ first missionary journey.
Merlin Miller preaches a final sermon from the same text of Acts 13:13-43, focusing on the final conclusion and outcome of Paul’s sermon in Antioch of Pisidia.
Merlin Miller preaches a special Easter message from the same Acts 13:13-43 text focusing on the good news of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Merlin Miller continues the study of Acts with the 33rd message taken from chapter 13:13-43. In this first part of the text Paul continues his first missionary journey, bringing encouragement to the Jews in the synagogue. But is it the encouragement they were expecting?
Merlin Miller continues the study of Acts with the 32nd message, taken from Acts 13:1-12. This text begins the next section of Acts, the church being sent out in order that the gospel may spread. We study the anatomy of the call, as well as the first interaction of the missionaries on the island of Cyprus.
Merlin Miller continues the study of Acts with the 31st message, taken from Acts 12:1-25. This is the 2nd part of the struggle between Herod and the early believers, focusing on God’s miraculous deliverance of Peter from prison, and the lessons we learn from that.
Merlin Miller continues the study of Acts with the 30th message, taken from Acts 12:1-25. The attention returns to Jerusalem and struggle between Rome and the early church develops - who will prove more powerful?
Merlin Miller preaches the 29th message from Acts from chapter 11, verses 19-30 where we see God continue his powerful movement of the Gospel, and opening the church to the Gentiles, and also we see God’s continued commitment to the unity of those now called Christians.
Merlin Miller preaches the 28th message from Acts from chapter 11, verses 1-18 where Peter must now give answers to the criticism that he operated outside of regulations by meeting with Cornelius.
Merlin Miller preaches the 27th message from Acts, the stunning conclusion of what God had sovereignly arranged with Peter and Cornelius.
Merlin Miller returns to the study of Acts and this 26th message is part 2 of the same text, this time focusing on Cornelius.
Merlin Miller returns to the study of Acts and this 25th message moves to the next section of Acts when the scattered church is opened up for the first time to the Gentiles without requiring them to become Jewish first. Part 1 of this text focuses on Peter.
Merlin Miller preaches the 24th message from the Acts of the Apostles, taken from chapter 9:32-43. This text is a transition between the church being scattered and the next part of God’s sovereign advance of the Gospel: the church opened.
Merlin Miller preaches the 23rd message from the Acts of the Apostles, taken from chapter 9:19b. We see the immediate results of Saul’s conversion: bold proclaiming of Jesus the Christ and the hunter becoming the hunted.
Merlin Miller preaches the 22nd message from the Acts of the Apostles, taken from chapter 9:1-19a. Attention in the text returns to Saul, and we witness the of the most dramatic (and important) conversions in the early Christian church. What are the lessons for us today?
Merlin Miller preaches the 21st message from the Acts of the Apostles, taken from chapter 8:26-40. When the Lord seems to take Philip away from fruitful ministry to a place where few are, we see how much He cares about each individual soul, and how great He is at arranging circumstances!
Merlin Miller preaches the 20th message from the Acts of the Apostles from chapter 8:9-25. Lessons for believers today are learned by observing the specific events of Simon the magician and the new Samaritan converts.