02 - From Disciples To Apostles

Acts 1:1-11

November 10, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Most of us have been to—or participated in— a graduation ceremony where a degree is conferred, marking the completion of studies. But the greatest graduation ceremony happened in the first eleven verses of ACTS. Only moments before the Lord’s ascension, the disciples received from the Holy Spirit their spiritual diplomas, transforming them from students to teachers. It was a ceremony that inevitably changed the world. In this comprehensive sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann travels the dusty roads of the Mediterranean world alongside Peter and Paul and examines the key events in the formation of the early Church.

More from Acts

01 - Introduction: The Rise Of The Church

Selected Scriptures • November 3, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

The Book of ACTS—also known as The Acts of the Apostles—is an eyewitness account of the birth of the Christian Church, the proliferation of the gospel, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It follows the respective ministries of Peter and Paul as they preached the Good News of Jesus Christ to Jew and Gentile alike. Written with dramatic flair by Luke, ACTS is the literary sequel to Luke’s gospel, furthering the story of Jesus’ life and ministry, and the rise of the Church Militant on earth. In this comprehensive sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann travels the dusty roads of the Mediterranean world alongside Peter and Paul and examines the key events in the formation of the early Church.

03 - The Induction Of Matthias

Acts 1:12-26 • November 17, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Have you ever felt rejected by God? Most Christians, at one time or another, have been haunted by that fear. Being rejected by anyone is painful enough, but for a Christian to feel rejected by God is devastating, even terrifying. Imagine how Joseph Barsabbas must have felt on the day the lot fell on Matthias to replace Judas. He had been passed over in favor of another. How would that make you feel? In this comprehensive sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann travels the dusty roads of the Mediterranean world alongside Peter and Paul and examines the key events in the formation of the early Church.

04 - The Induction Of Matthias

Acts 1:12-26 • November 17, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Before his ascension into heaven, Jesus had promised his disciples that he would send the Holy Spirit to give them strength and wisdom to spread the gospel throughout the world (cf. Acts 1:8). The Day of Pentecost marked the fulfillment of that promise. Today, 2,000 years later, believers are still filled with the Holy Spirit. Without His power, we cannot preach the gospel effectively, much less live the Christian life. Are you Spirit-filled? In this comprehensive sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann travels the dusty roads of the Mediterranean world alongside Peter and Paul and examines the key events in the formation of the early Church.