True Evangelism, True Conversion (Acts 8:26-40) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gms1N9kWbeE Christ’s Commission to His Church Within our portion of Scripture this morning we see Jesus Christ’s commission to His church being carried out. As nearly all of us are aware, the commission is for Christians to go into all the world “and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father …

Goodnews for the Ungodly (Acts 8:25) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c5qyAGhLzw Seeing the Beauty in this Verse This is one of those verses where it is very easy for us to quickly pass over without giving much consideration to its implications and, therefore, miss the beauty of it entirely. What often happens is that we swiftly move on to Philip’s interaction with the Ethiopian Eunuch …

He Will Prolong His Days (Isaiah 53:10) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU1Ql7keWsk Celebration of His Love and Life He is risen! He is risen indeed! As Isaiah’s prophecy foretold, His days were prolonged! My prayer today is that the living God would we adored for who He is and what He has done in His Son, Jesus Christ, for all those who have turned from themselves …

The Reality of Vain Belief (Acts 8:9-24) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efEk3gSPlYs&t=1517s The Gospel Enters Samaria Within our previous text, we saw how hell sought to overpower the church. After the stoning of Stephen, great persecution arose against the church at the hands of Saul who was ravaging Christ’s bride in an attempt to annihilate her from the face of the earth.[1] He had made it …

A Kingdom Built by Suffering (Acts 8:1-8) | Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO1_h8nvDM4&t=187s A Suffering Church Last week we found ourselves within a portion of Scripture recounting a man named Stephen suffering for living a godly life in Christ Jesus.[1] In our text today we see that suffering for Christ spreads far past the stoning of this man. Like a pack of savage beasts, these men got …

Stephen’s Rhetorical Sublimity (Acts 7:1-53)| Jared Betts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCvDFAk5CQM Understanding Stephen’s Sermon Today we will be giving closer consideration to Stephen’s defense of the Christian faith. As was mentioned last week, there are some who describe Stephen’s sermon as a recitation of insignificant historical facts with no theological point. Others have referred to it as an irrelevant speech that fails to address the …