• A Basket Case by

    It is true that the Apostle Paul compared our personal righteousness to filthy rags, but Paul’s commonality to dirty laundry has nothing to do with that metaphor. It has everything to do with his obedience to the Lord Jesus …

  • A House Divided by

    As a teacher of God’s Word, the Apostle Paul was never one to shrink back from controversy when truth was at stake. In fact, the book of Acts records an occasion when Paul stirred up a controversy by introducing …

  • Almost Persuaded by

    When Jesus called His disciples, He told them to leave all and follow Him. After his conversion, the Apostle Paul later followed Jesus with seemingly unparalleled tenacity. Yet many church-goers hope to do only just enough religion, while trying to …

  • Among the Brethren by

    At the outset of Paul’s second missionary journey, Paul and Barnabas had a sharp dispute over John Mark’s competence. In essence, John Mark was fired by Paul. Did that occasion render Mark incompetent in the church? Did he …

  • A New Apostle by

    In the Gospels we read of Jesus calling  the disciples. Later in the book of Acts, we discover that two new members were numbered among the Apostles. The Apostle Paul was one example, but he was not an original disciple …

  • Apostles and Deacons by

    Pastors are leaving the ministry at an alarming rate. With all the added responsibilities that have been assigned to the modern pastor, the pulpit has suffered to the detriment of all. What can we do to allow the pastor to …

  • A Second Account by

    Luke is recognized by some as the greatest historian of antiquity. The book of Acts is rich in historical detail. But this early account is more than a history book of the early church. In this introductory message, Dr. Sproul …

  • Christ and David by

    Death is an everyday occurrence in the world. Many call it a part of life, but actually, death is the end of life. And once it comes upon a person, the natural thing that occurs is decomposition and decay. But …

  • Cornelius’ Household by

    You can tell your unbelieving friends how God changed your life for the better. You can tell them about the mercy ministry of Jesus and how He helps those who are poor, downcast, and sick. But is that enough? What …

  • Entering the Kingdom by

    What is the relationship between the church and state? Does the church have the right to criticize the state’s performance as the civil magistrate? Has the church gagged herself out of fear of the government? In this weekend edition …

  • Epilogue by

    Without question, the Apostle Paul was a man sold-out for the gospel. To his dying day, he preached the Word every opportunity that was given him regardless of the consequence. Not all of us are called to be preachers, but …

  • Eternal Appointment by

    The Reformed doctrine of election finds much opposition in the American church today. That is strange since the scriptures explicitly say that God has chosen, predestined, and appointed His elect. Does God merely provide opportunities to believe the gospel or …

  • Healing at the Gate Beautiful by

    During the time of the early church, being crippled meant that you were destined to a life of poverty and begging. In the book of Acts, we read of one such man who was born lame and unable to walk …

  • Holy Boldness by

    There was a quality about the early church that is not so recognizable in today’s church. That is not to say that no local church is without it, but as a whole, the church universal lacks the boldness of …

  • If It Is of God by

    God is ever working out His plan through and among His people. Nothing can thwart the progression of His Kingdom. Even the enemies of the church recognize that fact. But how do we know something is of God? Is there …