Sermon Series: Acts 1976 - 1979

My Life and My Church

Date: December 31st, 1978  |  Scripture: Acts 20:28  |  Topics: Biographical, Church, FBC-Dallas, History

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

The Tears of Paul

Date: December 31st, 1978  |  Scripture: Acts 20:31  |  Topics: Ephesus, Ministry, Paul, Weeping

Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Those Grievous Wolves

Date: January 7th, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 20:29  |  Topics: Church, Church growth, False Religion, Lampstand, Ministry, Pastor, Paul, wolves

For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

The Lost Beatitude

Date: January 7th, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 20:32-38  |  Topics: Beatitudes, Blessing, Giving, Money, Tithing

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to giveContinue Reading

Kneeling In Prayer

Date: January 14th, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 20:36-38  |  Topics: George Washington, Kneeling, Prayer, Solomon

And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him, Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

The Beginning of the End

Date: January 14th, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 21:1-15  |  Topics: Enemy, Evangelism, Martyrdom, Ministry, Nazirite, Paul

And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit,Continue Reading

Paul’s Defense of the Faith

Date: January 21st, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 22:1-21  |  Topics: Apocrypha, Conversion, Discipleship, Faith, Mercy, Paul

Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,) I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisContinue Reading

Living for Somebody Else

Date: January 21st, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 22:20  |  Topics: Consecration, Conversion, Paul, Sacrifice, Witness

And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.

Paul in the Storm of Prejudice

Date: February 4th, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 23:1-35  |  Topics: Paul, Pharisees, Prejudice, Sadducees

And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest? Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the highContinue Reading

Standing By the Lord

Date: February 4th, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 23:11  |  Topics: Assurance, Faithfulness, Fear, Hope, Providence, strength in trial

And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.