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72: The Church Expands

Merlin Miller continues the study of the book of Acts with this 72nd message taken from Acts 28:16-31.  This is the final text of the Acts of the Apostles, an open end to Paul’s captivity in Rome.  But Paul continues to do what he always does: share the Gospel, first with the Jews and then with everyone.

71: The Church Expands

Merlin Miller continues the study of the book of Acts with this 71st message taken from Acts 28:1-16. Finally back on solid ground, what faces Paul & his companions on the island of Malta? As we have seen over and over again, no matter the circumstance the Gospel expands onward and those spreading it are encouraged.

69: The Church Expands

Merlin Miller returns to the study of the book of Acts with this 69th message taken from Acts 27:1-26. Though men may have thought themselves in control of the situation, God continues to show that He desires Paul to testify of Jesus in Rome before Caesar, and uses His sovereignty to bring that about. But the way is not without adventure, and danger!

68: The Church Expands

Merlin Miller continues the study of the book of Acts, with the 68th message taken from Acts 26:24-32. As Paul is telling his story he is interrupted and called insane. Will the unflappable apostle finally lose his patience? Even if he doesn’t, will it make a difference in the overall trajectory of his journey?

67: The Church Expands

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.

66: The Church Expands

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.

64: The Church Expands

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?

61: The Church Expands

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?