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Acts 23 Sermon Outline

Here’s my sermon audio and notes for my sermon on Acts 23, preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship on 2/18/2024. “Paul before the Sanhedrin” Acts 22:30-23:35 Intro: A key to text to understanding book of Acts is Acts 1:8: ‘You will be my witnesses…”-This was the task of the church in the first century and […]

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Acts 20:17-36 SERMON

Here’s the audio for my sermon on Acts 20:17-36 “Paul’s Speech to the Elders of Ephesus” preached on 1/28/24 at Cross of Christ Fellowship.

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Why Worship on a Sunday Instead of a Saturday?

Why do Christians worship on a Sunday morning rather than on Saturday–since Saturday is the “Sabbath” day of the Jewish people? Is there any biblical evidence for Christians gathering on Sundays? Recently I preached on Acts 20 and came to Acts 20:7. This verse is very relevant to the question of Sunday morning worship: Acts […]

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Learning from Paul’s Gospel Ministry (Acts 20:1-16 SERMON OUTLINE)

Here’s the notes and audio from my sermon on Acts 20:1-16 “Learning from Paul’s Gospel Ministry” preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville.    Acts 20:1-16: Learning from Paul’s Gospel Ministry Intro: A KEY WAY we learn how to do something is through imitation: cutting a big piece of ham, trumpet, preaching.      -This is […]

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Acts 19:11-41 Sermon Outline

Here’s my sermon and sermon notes for Acts 19:11-41, preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville on 1.14.24. Acts 19:11-41: 3 Approaches to ChristINTRO: As Christianity reaches a new area, it generates different responses        1 MEANS OF GAIN. (Use Christianity for mere personal profit or gain) [USE Christ]        2 THREAT TO GAIN. (Christ is […]

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Acts 19:1-10 Sermon Outline

Here’s my sermon on Acts 19:1-10 “Gospel Ministry in Ephesus” preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship on 1/7/24 in Naperville. You can hear it here and below. Acts 19:1-10 “Gospel Ministry in Ephesus” Intro: Stanley Cup: 40-ounce, $50 cup, some hundreds even thousands [29k]      -Recently went viral (Target selling out); Initial spread: Mom’s blog; Influencers      […]

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2023 Reads

I thankful for another year of reading! My reading included re-reads, family read-alouds, and some audio books. I especially enjoyed reading the George MacDonald books and Wingfeather Series to the kids, and loved listening myself to LOTR read by Andy Serkis. Which books did you enjoy the most in 2023? What are you looking forward […]

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DEATH OF DEATH SERMON SERIES

Earlier in 2023 I preached a 3 part sermon series on the “Death of Death” (title inspired by John Owen). You can find the sermons on our church page and also here: DEATH OF DEATH PART 1 DEATH OF DEATH PART 2 DEATH OF DEATH PART 3

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Numbering Our Days

Here’s a sermon I preached on Psalm 90 on the first Sunday of 2023.

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Jonah Sermon Series

Earlier this year I preached a sermon series in the book of Jonah. You can find the sermons here and below: Jonah 1 Jonah 2 Jonah 3 Jonah 4