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  • Go As Far As You Can See, And See What You Can From There

    Contributed by Matt Hoffmann on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 11,203 views

    In Acts 11:1-18, we begin to see the legacy of faith and risk-taking for the sake of the Gospel that included us in the promises of Christ

    Acts 11:1-18 It all started when they saw Jesus for the last time. His last words to them, “And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and all Judea, and Samaria, and to the very ends of the earth.” Peter was among those who heard these words, and believed them. I’m sure, ...read more

  • Believing Outside The Box Series

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Jan 14, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,076 views

    verse by verse through Acts

    Open the eyes of my heart Lord, I want to see you; I want to see you. Do we really mean the words of that song? Do we really want to see God? Do we really want to see Him for who He is, and what He expects and what He’s doing? Do we really want to see God? I’m convinced that one of ...read more

  • Four Helpful Senses Of Scripture Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 27, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,105 views

    We can see in the writing of the story of Cornelius and Jesus's words about the sheepfold very helpful examples of the literal and spiritual senses of Scripture.

    Monday of 4th Week of Easter Verbum Domini The richness of today’s Scripture readings should suggest to us a couple of responses. First, we need several hours of study of the text and its meanings. Second, we should, in worshipful awe, spend a few more hours before the Blessed Sacrament ...read more

  • Breaking Down Barriers Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 3, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,944 views

    The Spirit descends upon Gentile believers before Peter is ale to finish her sermon. When Peter shares what happened with the church leaders they realize that the kingdom of God is open to more people than they had first imagined.

    INTRODUCTION In the Book of Acts, the Holy Spirit moves in a mighty, miraculous way. On the day of Pentecost, which is the birth of the Christian church, over 3,000 people responded to the gospel of Jesus Christ and became Christians. A man who had been lame from birth was healed and began ...read more

  • The Lord God Made Them All

    Contributed by Roberta Karchner on May 18, 2019
     | 2,300 views

    At a pivotal moment, Peter discovered God loved those outside his inner circle. Who are we including or excluding?

    Acts 11:1-18 The Lord God Made Them All – How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb? It depends upon which denomination you belong to. If you are Methodist, you are welcome no matter what the status of your bulb. You can be bright, dim, or completely burned out. You can be a light ...read more

  • May They Be One

    Contributed by Richard Hosea on Jun 15, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,647 views

    To help bring unity among believers

    May They Be One Acts 11:1-18 Baptist Churches in America have divided and split off until there are hundreds of Baptist denominations. The Christian faith has some 33,830 denominations. That’s an awful lot of diversity! On the one hand, with that many approaches, there should be ...read more

  • Real Christians Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 17, 2011
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,631 views

    The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch. This message takes a look at what a "real," biblical Christian looks like and does.

    * Explain how the meanings of many words have changed over time (i.e., spam; cell; wicked; awful; etc.) * How the meaning of "Christian" has changed: today there are many "types" of Christians (i.e., active/inactive; marginal; radical; involved/uninvolved; secret; casual; etc.) * The most ...read more

  • What To Do When You Are Placed In A Position Of Contention 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,624 views

    Occasionally we all find ourselves in a position where we face a prickly difference of opinions with our peers. When Peter returned from visiting the house of the Gentile Cornelius, his Jewish friends cried out in anger, "You went to the uncircumcised men

    Illustration:No great advance has been made in science, politics or religion without controversy. Lyman Beecher 1. Occasionally we all find ourselves in a position where we face a prickly difference of opinions with our peers. When Peter returned from visiting the house of the Gentile ...read more

  • Progressing Through The Storm 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,475 views

    Have you ever wondered why some people are afraid to progress when conditions appear difficult? Most of us are hesitant to try something new unless we are given guarantees

    Illustration:When Pablo Casals reached 95, a young reported threw him a question: "Mr. Casals, you are 95 and the greatest cellist that ever lived. Why do you still practice six hours a day?" And Mr. Casals answered, "Because I think I’m making progress." Your goal is to make progress every day ...read more

  • God Likes To Cross The Lines Series

    Contributed by Chris Heimsoth on Aug 1, 2011
     | 4,667 views

    8th Sermon in our Action in Acts series, we look at how God pushes us out of our natural divisions and understandings, and when we are willing to follow him there, he can do huge things through us.

    Action – God crossing the line (Show a coloring page) Who recognizes this? It’s a coloring page, which most of us can remember from when we were children or from when we had children... And for most of our lives, we have learned that this is what we are to do with it (show a well ...read more

  • All Means All

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on May 23, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,557 views

    This sermon on breaking down draws its primary illustration from Dr. Seuss's story "The Sneetches". This story was read to the children and congregation during the Children's Sermon immediately prior to the sermon.

    All Means All Acts 11:1-18 Tribalism is defined as the state or fact of being organized in a tribe or tribes and the resulting behaviors and attitudes that stem from loyalty to this tribe. On the surface, that doesn’t sound too bad. Human beings naturally migrate into groups of like-minded ...read more

  • Fried Rattlesnake

    Contributed by Jack Allen on Apr 23, 2001
    based on 105 ratings
     | 5,924 views

    Just like there are no longer forbidden foods, the gospel is not withheld from you--though you are a Gentile.

    Fried Rattlesnake (Acts 10) Do you think St. Peter ever ate a snake? Acts chapter 10-11 it says that God showed Peter a vision of a hillbilly banquet coming down out of heaven (this is how some folks prove that heaven is East Texas, but I am not so sure). Anyway, it says there’s a snake on the ...read more

  • How To React In A Contentious Situation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 4,948 views

    How to respond when you face sharp differences of opinions with others

    What To Do When You Have a Sharp Difference of Opinion With Others (Acts 11:1-20) Illustration: Paul overcame differences with the good of love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (2 Tim. 1:5) Few do so today because they end up giving into feelings of anger, hurt or ...read more

  • Progressing Through The Storm

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,569 views

    Whether we progress or not often depends on whether we more afraid of God or men. Peter knew that it was impossible to withstand the power of God without losing big time! Making progress despite difficult circumstances

    Progressing Through the Storm (Acts 11:10-26) Illustration:"THEY MAY TRIP SEVEN TIMES, BUT EACH TIME THEY WILL RISE AGAIN." (PROVERBS 24:16 NLT) GET UP, GET OVER IT, GET GOING Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine that wiped out polio, conducted 200 experiments before he got ...read more

  • A Rooftop Vision And A Basement Mentality

    Contributed by E.t. Cummings on May 23, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 8,832 views

    This sermon is for letting Christians know that they can achieve whatever goals in life they want too. This sermon is to get the believer to know that there mentality determines their level of blessings.

    In our text today, we are dealing with a young man by the name of Peter. I know you know Peter. Peter was the one who stood up after everyone was slain in his or her own language and preached a sermon and told them what had just happened. You know Peter, he was the one who when Jesus asked, "Who ...read more