Sermons on Perseverance

“Looking to Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Some of you have come this evening in a state of confusion. Others of you are weighed down by burdens so great you thought twice about staying home. Marriages are on thin ice. Children are living in rebellion. There are conflicts and tensions in families, as well as discord and division within the local church (or even between sister churches). Many of us feel beaten up emotionally. Our lives are messy. Our hopes have been shattered. We’ve came to church…

Multiplication Through Division (Acts 15:36-16:10)

Introduction I’m beginning to embrace the fact that math isn’t my strong suit. Our passage opens with Paul and Barnabas splitting up and concludes with 3x the number of missionaries on the field. On the heels of one of the most unifying events in church history comes a conflict that divides one of the greatest partnerships in church history! Read Acts 15:36-16:10 Unlikely avenues of growth. Confusion, chaos, perseverance. Faithful disciples persevere through confusing and chaotic circumstances by trusting in…

A Basket Case (Acts 9:19b-31)

I’ve stolen the excellent sermon title from Derek Thomas’ Reformed Expository Commentary on Acts. The conversion of Saul was as significant as it was shocking. After trying to destroy Christianity, he took the gospel to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). The man who sparked a great persecution (Acts 8:1) against the Church became her greatest promoter. Before we read this passage let us look to the Lord in prayer for his help in understanding it. Read Acts 9:19b-31 Our conversion…