The Unfolding Plan of God

Scripture Reference: Acts 27:39-44; 28:23-31

The last years of Paul’s life bring some of the most dramatic suffering he’d ever experienced. There is no triumphalism in the last chapters of Acts. But how do Christians face the inevitability of suffering in this life? How can Paul’s last years of missionary work instruct us?

Sermon Points:

  • God’s Plan in the Chaos
  • God’s Plan in the Suffering
  • God’s Plan in the Moment

Adventures in Church Planting

Scripture Reference: Acts 18:1-11; 19:1,8-10

In the latter half of Acts, Paul is seen engaging in the most effective long term evangelism strategy ever conceived…church planting. This pattern of establishing Jesus Communities is the model for all those seeking to be faithful to be Jesus’ witnesses in whatever generation.

Sermon Points:

  • Urban Strategy
  • Mixed Evangelism
  • Cross Echoes

Paul Among The Intellectuals

Scripture Reference: Acts 17:16-34

Many people think that in order to embrace Christianity you have to check your intellect at the door. But Paul marches right into the epicenter of Greek culture and goes toe to toe with the philosophy of the day and shows how the Creator God can only make sense of life.

Sermon Points:

  • Paul’s Skeptics
  • Paul’s Tactics