From Creation to Redemption

In the beginning, God's Word went forth: "Let there be light" (Gen 1:3). The Spirit of God hovering over the face of the deep joined Himself to that Word with explosive, creative effect. And the universe was born.  As it was with creation, so it is now with redemption--God's new creation in Christ (2 Cor 4:6). God's Word is preached and, when it is accompanied by the power of His Spirit, man is born again. Sinners are saved and saints are strengthened, all by His grace and all for His glory (cf. Gal 3:1-6; Act 20:32). May God be pleased to use these sermons in your life to this end!

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Crazy Joy (Part 2): Joy in Light of Suffering?!

Crazy Joy (Part 2): Joy in Light of Suffering?!


Series: Acts: Faith, Community, and Mission . . . Here, There, and Everywhere!

Category: Sanctification, Evangelism & Missions, Satisfaction in God, Suffering & Trial, Heaven & Hell, Persecution, Depression & Joy, Cross of a Disciple

Passage: Acts 5:40-42

Speaker: Nick Weber

The apostles in our text are not just rejoicing in spite of their suffering.  They’re actually rejoicing in light of it.  But how?  Why?  Are they crazy?  Or do they know something we don’t?  What if we could have joy like this: a joy that can’t be taken from us—resilient, lasting, stable?  Wouldn’t you want that?  In Jesus we can have it!