Sermons on Acts
Peter Madley preaches his last sermon as a regular member of St Edmund’s and talks about the teaching that’s been important over the years. And Gill tells a story to illustrate what we’re all here for.
Paul and Silas were in prison, but were singing hymns to God in spite of everything they had suffered. What is that about?
Paul in Athens went out on the streets and met people where they were, challenging their ideas and telling them about the real God they were missing out on. This too is our calling today.
Jesus heard God’s voice: ‘this is my son with whom I am well pleased‘. Saul also heard God’s voice: ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?‘ but it was a voice which transformed him. God still speaks today and if we will only listen we too can hear his message and be transformed.
Paul was accompanied at the start of his Ministry by Joseph, nicknamed Barnabas or Son of Encouragement. Rana looks at the ministry of Barnabas and the qualities that made his quiet and unassuming work so important to the early church.
Paul, the original persecutor of Christians, had a complete change of heart and mind on the Damascus road. Barry relates stories of others who have also had a radical about turn in their lives and what lay behind it.
With the Tower of Babel, God deals with rebellious humankind by giving them different languages so they can no longer understand each other. In Acts 2 we see all those different languages being used by the Spirit to tell the world about Jesus. What once divided, now unites.