Making Disciples of All Nations

Sermons by Craig Smith (Page 2)

A Riot in Ephesus

Acts 19:21-40 Paul’s ministry in Ephesus has impacted the city and all of Asia so profoundly that the temple of Artemis is in jeopardy!  The artisans riot in an attempt to overcome the gospel message.  But God is on the move in Asia and it will never, ever be the same.

The Ministry of Jesus in Ephesus

Acts 19:1-20 Ephesus was the most important city in Asia and a trade center of the Roman Empire.  The temple of Artemis of the Ephesians was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.  In this passage we see the dramatic and profound impact that the gospel has on this great but very dark city.  The word of Lord increases and…

I Have Many People in this City

Acts 18:1-17 Paul arrives in Corinth, one of the most important trade cities in the Roman empire.  It is a morally corrupt place, overshadowed by the Temple of Aphrodite.  God speaks to Paul in a vision, telling him not to fear… He has many in the city who are His!  (they just don’t know it yet!)

Know the Unknown God

Acts 17:15-34 Paul’s message to the Greek philosophers on Mars Hill is brilliant and profound.  He delivers the gospel in a clear and direct way, while shaping his message to directly address the beliefs of these intellectuals.

A People For His Name

Acts 15:1-35 The Jerusalem Council is a turning point in the history of the Christian Church.  18 years after Pentecost, the church is struggling with issues of salvation and the requirements of the law.  Should Gentile believers be required to be circumcised… could they even be saved if they weren’t?  The history of the church is molded by the decisions made by…

The Work Fulfilled

Acts 14:1-28 Where God leads us we can expect opposition.  Yet, even in the difficult trials of life there is not an option to quit.  We cannot go home early, as John Mark did.  Paul and Barnabas stay the course and the work for which they were set apart is fulfilled.  May that always be the case for all of us!