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!
Merlin Miller preaches the 47th message from the book of Acts, from Acts 17:22-34. Paul has a chance to speak in the highest court in Athens and he takes full advantage, attempting to reveal to them a God they have as of yet not known, and the way to Him, namely Jesus. What will the results be?
Merlin Miller preaches the 46th message from the book of Acts, from Acts 17:10-21. With similar results to the Gospel message in Thessalonica, Paul and his companions move on to Berea, and quickly Paul further on to Athens. The opposition continues, but the Gospel continues to overcome every obstacle.
Merlin Miller preaches the 45th message from the book of Acts, from Acts 17:1-9. Having been forced to leave Philippi, Paul and Silas move on the Thessalonica and continue to witness about their King, Jesus. Will the results be any different?
Merlin Miller preaches the 44th message from the book of Acts, from Acts 16:25-40. This is the exciting conclusion to what happens when Paul and Silas are imprisoned!
Merlin Miller preaches the 43rd message from the book of Acts, from Acts 16:16-24. As before, when the Gospel enters new territory spiritual opposition arises and God continues the expansion of the church through this opposition that Paul and Silas face.
Merlin Miller preaches the 42nd message from the book of Acts, focused on Acts 16:6-15. In a beautiful picture of walking by the Holy Spirit Paul and his group have their mission changed from strengthening to expanding the church.
Merlin Miller returns to the study of the book of Acts with the 41st message from Acts 15:36-16:5. In light of the critical decision made in Jerusalem, Paul plans to strengthen the churches that were established. But are those the Lord’s plans?
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.