Sermon: Living & Dying Like Stephen

Posted: September 16, 2020

For the sermon (and missions sharing) from last week’s Zoom session with Toledo, Ohio, please click on arrow below.

Are Signs and Wonders for Today?, by John Piper

Posted: January 25, 2019

“And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness, while thou stretchest out thy hand to heal, and signs and… Read More

Fresh Thoughts on Elders

Posted: September 18, 2015

Here I share some of my own thoughts about elders (overseers) and church leadership. I do not speak for a congregation or denomination. These are simply my own reflections on… Read More

“Every Saul Needs an Ananias”

Posted: August 11, 2015

Sermon done on August 9, 2015 at North River by Douglas Jacoby

The Bonfire – Acts 19

Posted: August 11, 2015

Sermon done by Douglas Jacoby on June 26, 2011. To listen now, click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click on download podcast, and ‘save target as’ or… Read More

“Every Saul Needs a Barnabas”

Posted: July 8, 2015

Sermon given by Douglas at the North River church on Sunday, July 5, 2015 To listen now, click on arrow. To save & listen later, right click on ‘Download Sermon’… Read More

Q&A 1331 – Exact Words?

Posted: April 12, 2014

Do the speeches in the Bible record the exact words of Peter, Paul, or Jesus? And if not, why should we trust them? In ancient times, transcription from dictation was… Read More

Surprises from Acts 2

Posted: May 11, 2010

Surprises from Acts 2  is 29 minutes in length. To listen, click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions… Read More

ACTS 2 – A

Posted: December 18, 2008

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled… Read More

ACTS 2 – B

Posted: December 18, 2008

37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer — at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man crippled from birth… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They were greatly… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Then the high priest asked him, “Are these charges true?” 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 And Saul was there, giving approval to his death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus,… Read More

ACTS 10 – A

Posted: December 18, 2008

1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he… Read More

ACTS 10 – B

Posted: December 18, 2008

34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realise how true it is that God does not show favouritism 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to… Read More

ACTS 13 – A

Posted: December 18, 2008

1 In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul…. Read More

ACTS 13 – B

Posted: December 18, 2008

13 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem. 14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Gentiles believed. 2 But the… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 He came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was a Jewess and a believer, but whose father was a Greek. 2… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. 2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2 and asked them, “Did you receive the… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said good-bye and set out for Macedonia. 2 He travelled through that area, speaking many… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Cos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 “Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defence.” 2 When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet. Then Paul said: 3 “I am a… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” 2 At this the high… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, 2 where the chief priests and Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defence: 2 “King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Imperial Regiment…. Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. 2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because… Read More

Ancient Athens: Gossip and Gospel

Posted: November 10, 2005

November 2nd, 2005– Opening lesson for the 11th Annual International Teachers’ Seminar. To read the whole article download the word document or pdf below. Available Download: Article (.doc – 45k)