Sermons by Pastor Larry McCall (Page 7)

Proud People Are Stoppable

Acts 12:20-25 Have you ever wondered what that gruesome scene must have looked like in Acts 12? Verse 23 said this about the death of King Herod: “Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.” Eaten […]

Extraordinary Results

Acts 11:19-30 How did you become part of Christ’s kingdom? Who did God use to tell you the gospel? Do you know who told the person who told you? Some people might be able to answer that, but most probably can’t. Want to keep going? Who told the person who told the person who told […]

Jesus Breaks In

Acts 9:32-43 Is it okay for a Christian to be a pessimist, to “expect misfortune or the worst outcome in any circumstance”? (Webster’s unabridged dictionary). Where does pessimism come from, anyway? We could easily assume that a person becomes a pessimist because bad things have repeatedly happened to him or her. But there are plenty […]

Solving Church Problems

Acts 6:1-7 You’ve probably heard the same maxim I have that goes something like this: “If you find the perfect church, don’t join it. You’ll ruin it!” We smile because we know it’s true, at least theoretically, because this side of heaven, no prefect church even exists! Every church has blemishes and wrinkles. But, the […]

Our Miracle-Working Messiah

Acts 3:1-26 There was no denying that a miracle had taken place. The lame man that most of the worshipers had walked past dozens of times over the years as they went into the temple complex for worship wasn’t lame anymore. In fact, he wasn’t just toddling around. He was “walking and leaping and praising […]

The Power of the Holy Spirit

Acts 2:1-41 What happened to this man? Just seven weeks earlier Peter denied even knowing Jesus when confronted by a servant girl. Now we see him standing in front of thousands of people, many of them potentially hostile, boldly proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and calling on people to repent and be baptized. What’s […]

Beginning the Journey

Acts 1:1-3 We read so much in the book of Acts about the Holy Spirit giving power to the church as they carried out the mission that their Leader, Jesus Christ had given them. Amazingly, this little band of Christ-followers, with so few observable resources, were able to take the gospel across the Roman Empire […]

Worthy of Our Thoughtful Passion

Psalm 150 What if you said, “I love God. There’s a lot I admire about Him. He’s gracious and loving and creative and kingly. Yep. I love God.” But what if you never told Him? What if you never told Him how much you admire and appreciate Him by engaging in thoughtfully passionate worship? Or […]

Passion, Praise, & Prayer

Psalm 122 If someone asked you to describe with just one word your feelings about the church, what word would you pick? How about “passionate”? This word passionate might fit some quite well. For others, though, you think not so much. The word “passionate” doesn’t quite fit your attitude toward the church. Maybe you’ve been […]