Bible Book: Acts

The State of the Church

Date: January 3rd, 1982  |  Scripture: Acts 14:27  |  Topics: Church, Criswell College, Education, First Baptist Academy, Missions

And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.


The Church the Holy Spirit Quickened

Date: January 24th, 1982  |  Scripture: Acts 2:46-47  |  Topics: Awakening, Church, Eucharist, Holy Spirit, Suffering, Thanks

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.


The Infallible Forty Days

Date: April 11th, 1982  |  Scripture: Acts 1:3  |  Topics: Easter, Forty Days, Resurrection

To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:


The Two Words of Salvation

Date: June 27th, 1982  |  Scripture: Acts 20:21  |  Topics: Faith, Gospel, Repentance, Salvation, works

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.


What Pentecost Did To the Church

Date: May 1st, 1983  |  Scripture: Acts 2:41-47  |  Topics: Boldness, Church, Discipleship, Fellowship, Pentecost, Stewardship, Witness

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuingContinue Reading


A Shining Star for Christ

Date: May 22nd, 1983  |  Scripture: Acts 18:24-28  |  Topics: Apollos, Division, Jealousy, Preaching

And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia,Continue Reading


These Forty Years

Date: October 7th, 1984  |  Scripture: Acts 14:27  |  Topics: Biographical, Church Programs, Commitment, FBC-Dallas, History, Ministry, Outreach, Retirement

And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.


The State of the Church

Date: January 5th, 1986  |  Scripture: Acts 14:27  |  Topics: Building, Church, FBC-Dallas, Growth, Ministry

And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.


Jesus and the Resurrection

Date: April 19th, 1987  |  Scripture: Acts 17:16-33  |  Topics: Boldness, Mars Hill, Paul, Power, Rapture, Resurrection, Stoic

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.Continue Reading


Jesus And The Resurrection

Date: April 19th, 1987  |  Scripture: Acts 17:16-33  |  Topics: Athens, Boldness, Mars Hill, Paul, Power, Rapture, Resurrection

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.Continue Reading