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  • You Shall Receive Power Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 12, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 8,668 views

    We must begin the exposition of Acts with a clear view of the authorship, date, theme and redemptive historical significance.

    Introduction: The Lectio Continuo If you came to church before the Reformation, you would have seen the transcendence of God in the architecture. You probably would have heard an uneducated priest "say" the mass in a language neither of you understood. The entire experience would have been ...read more

  • You Shall Receive The Spirit (Acts 1, Pt 2) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 12, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,405 views

    The inerrant Scriptures teach that Holy Spirit has come upon the church, the renewed Israel, to empower the gospelizing of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the remotest part of the earth.

    Outline: The chapter breaks down into three sections. The Prologue of the Physician The Promise of Pentecost The Prophecy Passes 1. The Prologue of the Physician 1:1-3 Acts 1:1 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which He ...read more

  • Living In The Kingdom Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on May 5, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,437 views

    Sermon 2 0f 5. Written and Preached by Steve Higgs of MCC. "What are some of the thoughts and images that come to your mind when you think about the word kingdom?"

    Living In The Kingdom What are some of the thoughts and images that come to your mind when you think about the word kingdom? Some of you maybe struggle with the controlling side of life and you immediately think, “Well…. every kingdom needs a king and why not me?” You imagine yourself sitting on a ...read more

  • What Does Jesus' Ascension Mean?

    Contributed by Charles Degner on May 12, 2003
    based on 127 ratings
     | 21,877 views

    Jesus’ ascension is one of the facts of salvation we confess in the Apostle’s Creed every week. But what does it mean for us today?

    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 through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. {3} After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs ...read more

  • Jesus Gives Two "Cans" To Those Who Think "I Can't"

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on May 21, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 15,610 views

    how Jesus enabled his disciples to carry on after his ascension

    June 1, 2001 Acts 1:1-14 1 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 through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men ...read more

  • No Lines, No Waiting

    Contributed by Thomas Dibble on May 22, 2003
    based on 80 ratings
     | 9,688 views

    Don’t you just hate waiting in lines everywhere you go? With God he is as close as the mention of His name. With God there are no lines and no waiting.

    Most of you have heard that by nature I am a very impatient person. I don’t like to wait around with nothing to do. I don’t like to sit around if there is something that needs to be done. In fact one of my spiritual gifts is impatience. Actually, I’m not really sure that’s a spiritual ...read more

  • Christmas Is Coming Again

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on May 22, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,679 views

    His first coming brought you liberation, His second coming is going to bring you transformation. His first coming brought heaven down to you; His second coming will bring you up to heaven.

    Christmas Is Coming Again Scripture Reference: Acts 1:1 – 11 Introduction There is clear evidence that we are in the throes of the holiday season. It actually started the day after Thanksgiving. Someone even said that preparations where even being made after Halloween. Have you caught the fever ...read more

  • "Is Our Guest Room Prepared?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 29, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,194 views

    The business of the in-between.

    Acts 1:1-11 “Is Our Guest Room Prepared?” By: Rev. Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA One of the top priorities for people who are shopping for a home is to be sure that there is an extra bedroom… …a place where they can put an extra bed, nightstand, ...read more

  • The Disciple's Final Exam - Graduation Sunday

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 70 ratings
     | 25,029 views

    The disciples spent three-and-a-half years with Jesus in ministry. This sermon looks at what were the most imprtant things Jesus tried to teach them and, in turn, us during his last moments on earth.

    “The Disciples Final Exam” Luke 24:44-53 & Acts 1:4-11 Ascension/Graduation Sunday, May 30, 2003 ************ (half-sheet handout) The Disciple’s Final Exam (based on Luke 24:44-53 & Acts 1:4-11) The disciples had spent three-and-a-half years with Jesus in ministry. What were the most ...read more

  • Called To The Edge Series

    Contributed by Keith Manry on Jun 3, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,174 views

    This sermon is the first in a series which looks at the Church of Acts and challenges modern-day Christians to take their faith to the edge!

    Folks, why are you here this morning? I mean, honestly, what brings you to this place? What makes you want to get up and come here and spend an hour sitting in that uncomfortable pew? Is it the opportunity to see your friends and family? Is it your belief that by doing so you’re fulfilling your ...read more

  • The Ascension Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 20, 2000
    based on 630 ratings
     | 140,096 views

    Seeks to expound the Ascension in its Historical, Spiritual and Practical context

    THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST If you had looked at your diary last Thursday (that would have been six weeks after Easter) you might have seen the heading "Ascension Day", but then it might not be there because Ascension Day is one of the neglected feast days of the Christian church. That ...read more

  • Living Up To The Name Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Nov 6, 2000
    based on 159 ratings
     | 19,656 views

    As believer

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 1 “Living Up to the Name.” Acts 1:1-11 We have bought the idea of many around that the church is quite irrelevant, a not at all an important segment of society. That view is absolutely false. The church is the most important body in the world today -- far and ...read more

  • In Search Of A Kingdom

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Nov 24, 2000
    based on 134 ratings
     | 4,718 views

    We often seek kingdoms based on power, wealth, and fame; however, Christians should seek the kingdom of God, which is based on love.

    "In Search Of A Kingdom" -Acts 1:1-12 Rev. A.L. Torrence Pastor of the Cross of Life Lutheran Church In our text, we see a group of Galileans searching for a kingdom and the power that goes along with it. They asked the question, "Lord is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to ...read more

  • The Intention Of The Ascension

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 9,888 views

    In the final post-resurrection appearance of Jesus, He ascends into Heaven to send the Holy Spirit to indwell each believer to fulfill the Commission He gave them.

    “The Intention Of The Ascension” Acts 1:1-14 INTRODUCTION: Since Easter Sunday, we have been studying the “Post-Resurrection Appearances Of Jesus”. We saw how Jesus appeared to: o The women at the tomb. o The 2 disciples on the Road to Emmaus. o The 10 Disciples, with Thomas absent. o The 11 ...read more

  • Waiting For God

    Contributed by John Woodward on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 154 ratings
     | 22,324 views

    The disciples had to wait for the gift of the Holy Spirit; what do we do when we are waiting for God to act in our lives?

     Sermon Waiting for God Gracious God: Grant that we might hear what you would have us hear, grant that we might see what you would have us see, and grant that we might do what you would have us do. Amen. I would like to focus this morning on those times when we must wait for God -- ...read more