Sermons on Holy Spirit
God grows our faith by providing opportunities to witness to others.God guides Philip throughout this passage. The angel tells Philip where to go (v.26). The Spirit prompts Philip to join the Ethiopian (v.29). And, when the mission was fulfilled the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away (v.39). This is not the story of a man searching for God, but of God searching for a man.
Simon wanted the influence of Philip and the apostles more than he wanted the salvation they offered. First, we will look at Simon’s Confession (9-17). Second, we’ll see Simon’s Obsession (18-25).
Stephen has been presenting his defense against the accusations of false witnesses that he was speaking “blasphemous words against Moses and God” (6:11) as well as “speaking words against this holy place and the law” (6:13). Read Acts 7:54-8:1a Let’s keep in mind where we are. This community has been increasing daily since Pentecost. The church has experienced rapid growth, but it has not been widespread. The growth has occurred within Jerusalem. As we see from 8:1-4, Stephen’s death serves…
The lesson of this passage is simple: The Holy Spirit provides boldness to proclaim the gospel in the face of persecution.
First, we will see Peter’s Commitment to the Exposition of God’s Word (25-31). Second, we’ll see his Commitment to the Empowerment of God’s Spirit (32-36).
As we will see from Peter’s Pentecost sermon, the first step in becoming a witness for Christ is experiencing a radical transformation. And Luke’s primary point is this: The radical transformation that results from redemption begins with radical repentance.
Pentecost marks a transition from redemption accomplished by the Son to redemption applied by the Spirit. First, we will look at The Event of Pentecost (1-4). Second, we’ll see The Response to Pentecost (5-13).
The mission of God begins with the command to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit. What Jesus has done & taught in the past & how he will in the Future.