Pr Darren Burnett has served as pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church Morayfield for two years. Before that Darren worked as a journalist for two decades. Darren is married to Leona and is the father of three children. Darren lives at Woombye with his wife and youngest child. Grace Presbyterian Church Morayfield is part of the Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) of Australia. WPC churches are committed to the Reformed faith, as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Sermon: ‘The unstoppable Gospel’
Series: Acts series 1: The Gospel at work in Jerusalem
Text: Acts 5:12‐6:7
1. Persecution from without: The perils of opposing God (5:12‐42)
a. A healing ministry the opposition cannot ignore (5:12‐16)
b. A miraculous sign unheeded by the authorities (5:17‐26)
c. A warning ignored and a death penalty threatened (5:27‐33)
d. A wise warning: Be sure you’re not opposing God (5:34‐42)
2. Conflict from within: Serving God together in love (6:1‐7)
a. A conflict over care for the widows (6:1)
b. A solution that shares the load (6:2‐3)
c. A pledge to stay focused on the Word (6:4)
d. A conflict resolved and a ministry blessed (6:5‐7)
The big idea: Jesus promised that He will build His church and the gates of Hell willnot prevail against it (Matt 16:18). Neither persecution from without nor conflictfrom within can thwart Jesus’ plans.