Category Archives : Acts (Rayburn)


The Ascension Acts 1:1-11

Download audio Download sermon Acts 1:1-11 We’ve begun a new series of morning sermons on the Book of Acts and we come to the second paragraph; we are going to read from verse 1 to verse 11. Text Comment v.3       In the language of the Gospels and Acts “kingdom of God” refers to the sovereign […]


Pentecost Acts 2:1-21

Download audio Download sermon Acts 2:1-21 The disciples had been instructed by the Lord before his Ascension to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to come upon them. This is what they did, spending their time in prayer and preparation as we saw last time. Text Comment v.1       Pentecost, the Old Testament’s Feast of […]


A New Community Acts 2:42-47

Download audio Download sermon Acts 2:42-47 What we will now see is typical of Luke’s narrative style: a major narrative – in this case the Pentecost event – the miracle of tongues, Peter’s sermon, and the response of the people – is concluded by a short summary. Obviously Luke was constrained by the amount of […]


The Fact of Unbelief Acts 4:1-22

Download audio Download sermon Acts 4:1-22 A great miracle had been performed in a most public place. The news was spreading through the city and great excitement had overcome the crowds of people in the temple. We now learn what happened next. Text Comment v.2       The Sadducees were particularly annoyed by the apostles because they […]


The Only Name Acts 4:1-12

Download audio Download sermon Acts 4:1-12 We read these verses last time and, indeed, to the end of the paragraph at v. 22. This morning we read the first twelve verses again in order to pay attention to Peter’s monumentally important statement in v. 12. As I commented on the text last Lord’s Day morning, […]