70: The Church Expands

Merlin Miller returns to the study of the book of Acts with this 70th message taken from Acts 27:27-44. We return to Paul on the ship lost in the midst of a mighty storm on the Mediterranean Sea. God has promised that they will all survive - will His word be borne out? What kind of faith and trust in His promise is required to arrive safely?

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?

60: The Church Expands

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!

59: The Church Expands

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!

58: The Church Expands

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.

56: The Church Strengthened

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.

53: The Church Strengthened

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.

51: The Church Strengthened

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.