I have decided to preach what might be conventionally referred to as a sermon series; by which I mean a series of sermons thematically connected. My usual response to the question “Why don’t you preach a sermon series?” is that I do, the series is called, wait for it, the Lectionary! I preach this series with hundreds or thousands of other preachers every Sunday.
So why depart from this? There are at least two reasons. First, I wanted to focus on the book of Acts this Easter season as the Lectionary, for the Easter season, uses readings from Acts instead of the Old Testament. The thinking is that the church is inaugurated with Easter and it makes sense to review the beginning years of the church in this season. This isn’t to say that these next few weeks will be nothing but history lectures. I would enjoy writing a history lecture or two but Sunday morning isn’t the place to deliver them so I’ll stick to sermons. The whole point of a sermon is to take the text and bring out the applications and insights from that text for a particular group of people for this particular time.
I hope you join us as we look at Acts not simply as an historical record of the earliest church but also to see what this fascinating book has for us today.
Knox Presbyterian The gifts of Acts: an encounter with Christ
St. Mark’s Presbyterian The gifts of Acts: an encounter with Christ