Sermon Series
  • 1. Are You Expecting A Miracle?

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2015

    Let's trust God for a miracle!

    Are You Expecting A Miracle? Text: Acts 12:1-19 Introduction 1. Illustration: Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation. — Andrew Murray 2. Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we more

  • 2. Telling Your Story

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2016
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    God wants to use your story to give someone else’s story a happy ending.

    Telling Your Story Text: Acts 26:1ff Introduction 1. Illustration: In his book, Just Walk Across The Room, Bill Hybels says, "Our affinity for stories begins at an early age, as little kids begging weary parents, "read it again, read it again.!" As we become mature, contributing members of more

  • 3. The Promise Of The Father

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015

    The Holy Spirit is the catalyst by which the church accomplishes its mission.

    The Promise Of The Father Text: Acts 1:1-11;2:1-4 Introduction 1. Although this week in the A.D. series you will watch the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Holy Spirit has always been working. 2. From the beginning, Scripture says, "The Spirit of God was hovering over the more

  • 4. Dealing With Rumors

    Contributed on May 11, 2016

    Living out the gospel always dispels false rumors.

    Dealing With Rumors Text: Acts 21:15-25 Introduction 1. The perfect pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes. He condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone’s feelings. He works from 8am until midnight and is also the church janitor. The perfect pastor makes $40 a week, wears good more

  • 5. History Of Salvation

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2015

    Salvation history is the story of how God worked in history to redeem us from sin.

    History Of Salvation Text: Acts 13:13-31 Introduction 1. I've always been fascinated with history. In fact when our children were growing up they weren't sure what century they were from because we spent so much time at museums and living history events, especially Civil War reenactments. more

  • 6. Encouraging The Family Of Faith

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2015

    We need to build one another up in Christ.

    Encouraging The Family Of Faith Text: Acts 11:19-30 Introduction 1. Illustration: An elderly widow, restricted in her activities, was eager to serve Christ. After praying about this, she realized that she could bring blessing to others by playing the piano. The next day she placed this more

  • 7. Be A Conduit Not A Detour

    Contributed on Nov 4, 2015
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    We should do our best to lead others to Christ and not around him.

    Be A Conduit Not A Detour Text: Acts 15:1-21 Introduction 1. Illustration: Recently, I was having a phone conversation with my brother, and he was telling me about a detour to get to his house. He told me that when I come to his house, rather than turning where I normally turn and cross a more

  • 8. Stop The World

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2016

    In a world that has lost it's mind we need to stand firm in the Gospel of Jesus!

    Stop The World Text: Acts 19:23-41 Introduction 1. Show the video "Stop The World" by Randy Stonehill. 2. We live in a society filled with contradictions. A. It's okay to murder babies but we really ought to save the wales! B. We're putting criminals in office because it's way too more

  • 9. Taking A Stand

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015
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    If we are going to follow Jesus, we have to put him first above anything or anyone else.

    Taking A Stand Text: Acts 4:1-22 Introduction 1. Have you ever had to stand up for something you believe in? When we stand, it's normally because there is some sort of opposition facing us. So we have to muster up the courage and take action to stand against that opposition. 2. When I more

  • 10. Facing Opposition

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015
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    You will find that doing God's work, in God's way, will bring God's provision.

    Facing Opposition Text: Acts 5:17-42 Introduction 1. In episode 5 of the A.D. series, we see how even in the midst of persecution, the apostles of the early church continued to be obedient in declaring the Gospel. They faced opposition from the religious and political leaders of the time, more

  • 11. There's A Storm Brewing

    Contributed on Aug 18, 2016
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    When the storms of life come our way we need to lean upon Jesus to see us through them.

    There's A Storm Brewing Text: Acts 27:1-12 Introduction 1. Illustration: A man stood on the side of the road hitch hiking on a very dark night in the middle of a storm. The night was rolling and no cars passed. The storm was so strong, he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly more

  • 12. Knowing When To Move On

    Contributed on Jan 29, 2016
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    One thing we should remember in ministry is that God is in control.

    Knowing When To Move On Text: Acts 18:1-17 Introduction 1. Illustration: One of the great challenges of witnessing is knowing when to move on. There will be some people that simply will not listen no matter what we say to them. Even if we use the most creative means, consistently show them more

  • 13. Feeling Empowered

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015

    Jesus has commissioned us and empowered us to tell the world about him.

    Feeling Empowered Text: Acts 1:8 Introduction 1. Video Clip 2. This morning we're going to talk about having a vision for our lost world. 3. We see this "world vision" mentality in the book of Acts throughout the TV series A.D. In virtually every episode, the church is acting upon the more

  • 14. Turning Point

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2015
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    The Gospel is for anyone who will receive it.

    Turning Point Text: Acts 10:23-48 Introduction 1. Illustration: On July 1-3, 1863 was the turning point of the American Civil War, and the turning point of our nation. It took place in the quite farming town of Gettysburg, PA. Abraham Lincoln summed up its importance in just 272 words. His more

  • 15. Dealing With Unbelievers

    Contributed on Jan 22, 2016

    Just because someone doesn't believe in the Bible doesn't mean we can't witness to them.

    Dealing With Unbelievers Text: Acts 17:16-34 Introduction 1. A recent study by the George Barna Group showed how Americans feel about the Bible. While many Americans still believe in the authority of the Bible, the survey showed "the biggest jump of any group are those American adults who more

  • 16. Taking The Next Step

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015

    Sometimes God uses trials to get us to take the next step.

    Taking The Next Step Text: Acts 8:1-25 Introduction 1. Video Clip 2. We are continuing our exploration of the book of Acts and the TV series A.D. today. A prevailing theme in Acts, which is clear in A.D. and mirrors our own lives to a somewhat lesser degree, is the trials and more

  • 17. You Matter

    Contributed on Jun 11, 2015
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    God will meet your needs because He cares for you

    You Matter Text: Acts 9:32-43 Introduction 1. Illustration: George Muller was born in Prussia on September 27, 1805. His father was a collector of taxes and George seemed to inherit his father’s ability with figures. When Muller was converted to Christ he was impressed by the many more

  • 18. The Gospel According To Star Trek

    Contributed on Jun 19, 2015

    : Accepting the Great Commission requires following the directives of Captain Jesus.

    The Gospel According To Star Trek Text: Acts 8:26-40 Introduction 1. Illustration: If you've ever been a fan of the sci-fi show Star Trek then you are familiar with the quote that opened every episode. "Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its more

  • 19. Loving Your Neighborhood

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2016
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    In order to follow Christ requires serving others.

    Loving Your Neighborhood Text: Acts 19:13-38 Introduction 1. Illustration: In the book, The Externally Focused Church, it says, "People need exercise for physical health and service for spiritual health. We learn from the Scriptures, but we grow by serving others" (Chp. 4). 2. It's more

  • 20. Praise The Lord And Pass Me A Copperhead

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2016
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    We need to stand on the promises of God.

    Praise The Lord And Pass Me A Copperhead Text: Acts 28:1-10 Introduction 1. 24 year old Danny Simpson was sentenced to 6 years in jail for robbing a bank. Danny got 6 years in the clink for stealing $6,000. But the gun he used in the robbery ended up in a museum. The .45 caliber Colt more

  • 21. Next!

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2015
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    We should always keep a positive attitude in preaching the gospel.

    Next Text: Acts 13:44-52 Introduction 1. Illustration: As most of you know, in addition to my ministry here at the church I also sell insurance. I work for a company known as Aflac. One of the seasoned veteran agents that I work once gave me some good advice. He said not to take it more

  • 22. Preparation Is Everything

    Contributed on Jan 22, 2016

    Being a successful witness will take preparation.

    Preparation Is Everything Text: Acts 17:1-9 Introduction 1. Illustration: Several centuries ago, a Japanese emperor commissioned an artist to paint a bird. A number of months passed, then several years, and still no painting was brought to the palace. Finally the emperor became so more

  • 23. The Reality Of The Resurrection

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015

    The resurrection changes everything!

    The Reality Of The Resurrection Text: John 20:19-29; John 21:15-19 Introduction 1. As Christians, we must remember not only Christ's death but also His resurrection. The resurrection is not only power for eternal living, but for everyday life. This power is clearly revealed in the lives of more

  • 24. A Changed Man

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015

    The gospel is about transformation from the inside out through the power of the risen Jesus.

    A Changed Man Text: Acts 9:1-19 Introduction 1. Gary Habermas was a young doctoral student at Michigan State in the 1970s struggling with his faith. Like so many young people who grow up in a Christian family and eventually leave home and their faith as well, he was definitely rethinking more

  • 25. Grave Robber

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015
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    He is the God who can make your impossible possible!

    Grave Robber Text: John 11:17-44 Introduction 1. For nearly thirty years, the One who had crafted the universe with His voice crafted furniture with His hands. And He was good at what He did ”no crooked table legs ever came out of the carpenter’s shop in Nazareth. But Jesus was more

  • 26. A Man On A Mission

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015

    The Great Commission ought to drive us like it drove Saul.

    A Man On A Mission Text: Acts 9:20-31 Introduction 1. Illustration: You gotta love a man on a mission. LeBron James is currently a man on a mission. Since returning to the Cavaliers last summer he has recruited players, caused previously selfish players to accept a role with a team and put more

  • 27. Peter, Jew Got Some Splaining To Do

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2015

    When we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit amazing things will happen.

    "Peter, Jew Got Some Splaining To Do!" Text: Acts 11:1-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: For those that are old enough to remember it, or even if your not, you may have seen old re-runs of the I Love Lucy Show. It was a show about a big time Cuban bandleader named Ricky Richardo and his more