Misfits on a Mission, Finding Identity in Jesus

Sermons on Acts

Spirit and Systems

Continuing in the season of Pentecost, this sermon follows up on the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2, with teaching on how the early church reimagined life together as a multiethnic community, confronted opposition from the broader society, and challenges from within. Two of the challenges from within were some self-interested disciples centering…

Breath and Fire

This sermon is about the liberating power of the Holy Spirit, who is symbolized by breath and fire. This message is also about Jesus, who was crushed by the unjust power of empire, just like George Floyd. And this message is about the alternative society of shalom God is forming among the ethnically diverse body…

The Non-transactional Spirit

In Acts 8, there are two main figures on which the narrative focuses: Simon, the Sorcerer, and Philip, the apostle. In these two we see contrasted two approaches to Christian faith. One views faith as a transaction, a quid-pro-quo. The other views faith as a movement of the Spirit as a witness to Jesus. Transactional…