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Chapter 4

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

July 16, 2006

Acts 4:32-5:11

“To the End of the Earth (10): Field of Dreams”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

We’re looking at The Acts of the Apostles, and we come tonight to the section that begins in verse 32 of chapter 4, and we’ll be reading through into the fifth chapter and the narrative of Ananias and Sapphira.

This is God's holy, inerrant...

Chapter 5

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

July 23, 2006

Acts 5:12-32

“To the End of the Earth (11): Prison Break!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to The Acts of the Apostles; and we come this evening to chapter five, and beginning at the twelfth verse–Acts 5:12.

This is God's word. This is not like reading our favorite book. These are God's words breathed out by God,...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

July 30, 2006

Acts 5:33-42

“To the End of the Earth (12): Leave These Men Alone!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to The Acts of the Apostles, and the fifth chapter. Our reading this evening begins at the end of the chapter, beginning at verse 33. You will recall that the apostles have been imprisoned for the...

Chapter 6

Sermon on Dec 4, 2011

Acts 6:1-6; 1 Peter 5:1-4

The Lord's Day Evening

December 4, 2011

“Called to Serving and Shepherding”

Acts 6:1-6; 1 Peter 5:1-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

As the children make their way to their classes, let me invite you to take your Bibles in hand and I'd like you to keep your bulletin close by as well and have it open to the section which is marked, “Guide to the...

Sermon on Aug 4

Acts 6:1-7

First, in verse 1, we’ll spend some time thinking together about the crisis of mercy ministry; the circumstances that gave rise to the institution of the diaconate. The crisis of mercy ministry. Then in verses 2 and 3, the call of mercy ministry. Mercy ministry is the burden and calling actually of the whole church and every Christian, so we need to think about that and the role...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

August 20, 2006

Acts 6:1-7

To the End of the Earth (12): Seven Wise Men

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to The Acts of the Apostles, chapter six. . I'm going to tell you a problem in the church of the New Testament where evidently love was in short supply. This is in Acts 6, and we're...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

August 27, 2006

Acts 6:8-15

Angelic Stephen

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please turn with me now to The Acts of the Apostles, and to chapter six. We've been looking at The Acts of the Apostles now and we've come this evening to the account of Stephen. It is a seminal portion of The Acts of the Apostles.

We were looking last Lord's Day...

Chapter 7

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

September 13, 2006

"Stephen's Sermon" Part 2

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now, if you would, to Acts 7 once again. We were looking at this chapter a week ago. It's a long chapter.

We saw last week how Stephen, this godly man, this man who is described for us by Luke as "full of the Holy Spirit", one of the seven chosen...

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

September 6, 2006

Acts 7:1-53 "Stephen's Sermon" (Part 1)

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Open your Bibles please to Acts 7. This week we come to the story of Stephen this godly man, this man who is described for us by Luke as "full of the Holy Spirit", one of the seven chosen to help relieve the apostles in the dispute that has arisen...

It is really a joy to be here.  I count Ligon a dear friend and a mentor in many ways and have just learned much from him and he has given me the gift this week of perhaps his most valuable resource, at least his scarcest, which is his time, so thank you, brother, for the time we could spend.  And to be speaking at RTS and now...

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

September 20, 2006

Acts 7:54-8:1a

To the Ends of the Earth: "The First Christian Martyr”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now let's go to Acts 7. We’re going to pick up the story at verse 54, and read through into chapter eight and verse one. If you think you have problems, then listen to this. Before we read this passage together, let's pray.

Father, again we...

Sermon on Mar 12, 2006

Acts 7:54-60

The Lord's Day Evening

March 12, 2006

Acts 7:54-60

“The Death of a Christian”

The Reverend Dr. Guy P. Waters

If you have your Bibles with you this evening, please turn open to Acts, chapter seven. If you’re following along in the pew Bible, please turn to page 1304. Our Scripture reading this evening comes to us from Acts, chapter 7. We’ll be beginning at the fifty-fourth verse...

Chapter 8

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

September 27, 2006

Acts 8:1-8 Philip Preaching Christ in Samaria

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to the Acts of the Apostles. Once again as we continue to unfold the narrative that Luke provides for us of the spread of the church from Jerusalem to Judea, to Samaria, and to the ends of the earth And we’ll see now tonight...

We have been horrified as we read news weekly of persecution on an unprecedented scale,  unprecedented in our day, in the Middle East as ISIS fighters make their advance across Syria and Iraq.  And I thought it might be wise for us to take a moment tonight and just look at what God does with our enemy’s efforts and draw some encouragement, not just for the crisis of...

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

October 11, 2006

Acts 8:9-25

Buying Your Way to Power

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to The Acts of the Apostles, a series which we began–oh, I don't know when we began it. We began it when we were back on Sunday nights in the temporary sanctuary, and now we've moved it here for the fall...and we're in the eighth...

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

October 18, 2006

Acts 8:26-40

“To the Ends of the Earth The Great Search”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now we're in The Acts of the Apostles, and we've been following the account that Luke provides for us of this extraordinary godly man, Philip. We’re going to have to bid farewell to Philip tonight. We’ll catch him one more time — Acts 21 (I'm speaking off...

Chapter 9

The Lord's Day Morning

April 3, 2005

Acts 9:1-25

“God Saves Us and Uses Us to Save Others”

Dr. Robert C. Cannada, Jr.

Turn in your Bibles now to Acts, chapter nine.

And as you’re turning to Acts 9, let me thank you on behalf of all of us at Reformed Theological Seminary. This community and this church in particular birthed RTS in 1966. We started with 14...

I’m going to talk to you tonight about conversion. A remarkable thing happened in the little small village of Northampton, Massachusetts. The pastor there was Jonathan Edwards and he wrote about it in a pamphlet which was actually published first in England and then later published in America and Germany and other places. That famous pamphlet, which was published in 1837, is entitled, “A Narrative of a Surprising...

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