Grants Pass, Oregon

Sermons on Persecution

The People vs Christianity (Acts 24:1-23)

Acts 24:1-23 (ESV) Paul Before Felix at Caesarea 24 And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before the governor their case against Paul. 2 And when he had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: “Since through you we enjoy much peace, and since by your foresight, most excellent…

Our Refuge and Our Deliverer (Acts 23:12-35)

Acts 23:12-35 (ESV) A Plot to Kill Paul 12 When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. 13 There were more than forty who made this conspiracy. 14 They went to the chief priests and elders and said, “We have strictly bound ourselves by an oath…

A Testimony of Transformation (Acts 22:1-21)

Acts 22:1-21 (ESV) 22 “Brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you.” 2 And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language,[a] they became even more quiet. And he said: 3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel[b] according to the strict…

Acts 12, In Which Herod Persecutes and Perishes

Acts 12, In Which Herod Persecutes and Perishes Preacher: Roger Hankins August 8, 2017 Acts 12:1-25 (ESV) About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. 2 He killed James the brother of John with the sword, 3 and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was…

Unreachable? From Chief Persecutor to Chief Ambassador

Unreachable? From Chief Persecutor to Chief Ambassador Preacher: Ron Strom June 4, 2017 Acts 9:1-31 (ESV) But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women,…

A Life Well Spent

Acts 7:51-8:3 51 “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53 you who received…