Monthly Archives: April 2016


The Gospel’s Offense Acts 14:1-28

Download audio Download text Acts 14:1-28 Paul and Barnabas, driven out of Antioch by the city’s rich and powerful element, made their way to Iconium, some 90 miles eastward along the Roman road. Iconium is, today, the large Turkish city of Konya. Text Comment v.1       Once again the word of God proved itself powerful to […]


James 5:19-20

Download audio Download sermon James 5:19-20 Tonight we conclude our series of sermons on James, the New Testament’s only book of wisdom and the book that, more than any other, is dependent upon the teaching of the Lord Jesus himself, James’ elder brother. Throughout this little book, in a variety of ways, James has – […]


The Prayer of Faith James 5:13-18

Download audio Download sermon James 5:13-18 Our text this evening, short as it is, has been the source of some important contention in Christian history, so my comments on the text, as we read it, will be somewhat lengthy. Text Comment v.13     The word translated “suffering” here is a form of the same word used […]


A Missionary Faith Acts 13:1-12

Download audio Download text Acts 13:1-12 Chapters 13 and 14 of the book of Acts relate the first extensive missionary activity conducted on behalf of the Christian gospel. We cannot say, of course, that Paul was the first Christian missionary. But he is the first of whose missionary work we have a contemporary report. Other […]


Reading the Signs Acts 12:20-25

Download audio Download text Acts 12:20-25 We’ve been away from Acts for several Sunday mornings and return to it at a paragraph that relates an incident that has, at first glance, little obvious connection to the main drift of the narrative to this point. It is not about what the Christians were doing to spread […]