The Holy Spirit fell upon the Samaritans and they saw the grace of God in Jesus. Simon however, was blind to this, and only saw the manifestations of the Spirit and focused on what he could gain from them. ...Keep Reading
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The way of salvation is always twofold: 1) the content and clarity of the gospel of Jesus, and 2) the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit falling in order to save souls. ...
The way of salvation is laid out in this passage: God is offering to make peace with rebellious sinners through Jesus Christ. ...
Stephen is a model for how God gives special grace in dying to those who belong to Christ. We should be encouraged, that as Jesus supported Stephen in the process of dying, His grace will be sufficient for us too. ...Keep Reading
Stephen preached that Jesus was the fulfillment of Moses, the Law, the customs, the temple, and the sacrificial system, rendering those things unnecessary now that the reality has come. ...Keep Reading
The great fear that came over the whole church and over all who heard the fate of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:11) made this a church that unbelievers would not dare to attend. The powerful, consistent, regular signs and wonders in this passage and throughout the book of Acts were unprecedented in church history. ...Keep Reading
In order to boldly speak the truth of the gospel, we must have communion with the resurrected Lord Jesus, by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, over the truth of God’s word....Keep Reading
Water baptism portrays and dramatizes forgiveness of sins and union with Christ by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. ...Keep Reading
Acts 2:14-41 is the very first Christian evangelistic sermon. 4 ways that God has authenticated Jesus of Nazareth as Lord and Messiah: His life, death, resurrection, and exaltation to the right hand of the Father. ...Keep Reading
Are the “sign” gifts (like tongues) for today? Or did those gifts only have their place in the first century?...Keep Reading
I was apprehended and subjected to an inquisition about my life and ministry. The result is 9 or 10 nine minute videos posted on Sovereign Grace Fellowship youtube channel. Here is the first installment titled "Meet pastor Joe." ...Keep Reading
I was apprehended and subjected to an inquisition about my life and ministry. The result is 9 or 10 nine minute videos posted on Sovereign Grace Fellowship youtube channel. Here is the second installment titled "Pastor Joe's Conversion Experience ." ...Keep Reading