"Acts 16" Tagged Sermons

A Woman, a Slave, and a Gentile

As a good Jew, Paul woke up every morning and prayed a traditional Hebrew prayer that went something like this, “God I thank you that you have not made me a Gentile, a slave, or a woman…” Ironically, the first three converts in the city of Philippi were, a wealthy woman, a poor slave girl, and a gentile prison guard. Join us for Part Six of Journey to the ends of the Earth, where Pastor Gary explores how the Gospel blows…

Finishing Well and Passing the Baton

Paul was not only a prolific church planter and evangelist, he invested deeply in the lives of younger men whom he would put in charge as pastors of the churches he was planting. The church in America is facing a crisis of leadership. Only three out of ten pastors will “finish well,” meaning that seven will wither burn out or fail out of ministry prior to retirement age. Clearly, we need individuals like Paul who will invest in young leaders…

Divine Detours

The road of life is full of unexpected twists and turns. How we respond to those unforeseen detours says a lot about our faith. The Apostle Paul’s journey was certainly full of a lot of unanticipated diversions. Beginning with the Road to Damascus, Paul was constantly changing course, but rather than growing discouraged, Paul’s faith seemed to deepen with each change. What did Paul know that we need to understand as we face the unimaginable bends in the road ahead?…