Monthly Archives: October 2015


One Reason for Our Troubles James 1:1-4

Download audio Download text James 1:1-4 Text Comment v.1       “to the twelve tribes” has sometimes been taken to mean that the letter was addressed to particular Jewish Christian churches of whose situation James was informed. Others have taken the address to mean that James was intended to be a circular letter to Christian churches generally, […]


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, […]


Introduction James 1:1-8

Download audio Download sermon James 1:1-8 I mentioned, in announcing this new series of evening sermons, that we would be studying the New Testament’s Book of Proverbs, or, at least, the book of the New Testament most like the book of Proverbs. I wonder how many of you guessed which book it is. Listen to […]


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 […]


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 […]