Acts

Sermons based on readings from the Book of Acts

A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (10/05/20): Speaking Truth to Power from Powerlessness

Speaking Truth to Power from Powerlessness Acts 7:55-60 The first Christians very quickly discover that Jesus wasn’t exaggerating when he told them that to follow him meant taking up a cross and dying. They find out that if you are doing Christianity right it is liable to get you killed. Stephen is the first of the long …

A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (10/05/20): Speaking Truth to Power from Powerlessness Read More »

A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (03/05/20): The Radical Response to the Resurrection

The Radical Response to the Resurrection Acts 2:42-47 The task which Luke gives himself in writing the Acts of the Apostles is to show us what happens when the message of the resurrection is preached. On Easter morning and the days that follow, one after another Jesus’ friends have discovered that he is not dead but …

A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (03/05/20): The Radical Response to the Resurrection Read More »

A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter (26/04/20): This Jesus Whom We Crucified

In the season of Easter one of the set readings on each Sunday is taken from the Acts of the Apostles. Each of these readings recalls the Apostles’ preaching of the resurrection. The reading set for the Third Sunday of Easter is the end of Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost. This sermon reflects …

A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter (26/04/20): This Jesus Whom We Crucified Read More »