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  • Who Will Take Their Place

    Contributed by Eddie Young on Aug 24, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,018 views

    Who will continue on the work for your church?

    One by one, God is calling home His Saints....They have had a place in the house of God, they have been faithful to what God has called them to do, they have been obedient to God, walked with Him, and been faithful to His church. And now, they have went on to claim their reward. I think of some of ...read more

  • Hope Found In Advent And The Coming King Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Dec 17, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,913 views

    The clue is in the name - Christmas is meant to be a celebration of the coming of Christ. Don’t let anything push Christ out of your Christmas! Celebrate Jesus, worship Him, make time for Him this Christmas.

    We continue in our series Hope found here, and this month our focus is on Advent and Hope in the Coming King. I want to ask you a simple question this evening, but I need you to do something first, I want you create a quick list in your head of 3 things you think you need to do this Christmas. ...read more

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on May 24, 2018
     | 7,679 views

    The Holy Spirit takes an active role in the life of the spirit filled believer to help care for their soul. The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus to empower us- immerse us in His presence so as to enable us to live Christ like and to do the work of the Kingdo

    Opening Video Illustration: Holy Spirit everyday! Sermon Series: Soul Care and the role of the Holy Spirit Thesis: The Holy Spirit takes an active role in the life of the spirit filled believer to help care for their soul. Scripture: John 14:15-18: 15 “If you love me, you will obey what I ...read more

  • A Mighty Revival

    Contributed by Dan Stires on Apr 28, 2018
     | 5,220 views

    This sermon is based on Acts Chapter 8. We desperately need a revival to sweep our nation and the world. The sermon outline is borrowed from Sermon Central, but the sermon was built by myself to fit the church I pastored at the time.

    City-Wide Revival Acts 8:1-8 8 And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3 But Saul began ...read more

  • Dandelion Christians

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jun 12, 2019
     | 2,909 views

    What's the difference between yellow dandelions and puffy white dandelions? One is immature and just sits there while the other is mature and ready to scatter its seed wherever the wind takes them. Which kind of dandelion Christian are you?

    Dandelion Christians Please stand as we read our newest memory Scripture together … 2 Timothy 4:3-4 “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to ...read more

  • Truthbombs - Pt. 1 - Delivery Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 17, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,501 views

    Just because we don't like the truth, can't handle the truth or it doesn't line up with our experience/feelings doesn't make it any less truth. Can you handle truth bombs?

    Truth Bombs Pt. 1 - Delivery I. Introduction Truth is talked about a lot. It has been said that truth is different for everyone. I would beg to differ. Truth is truth because it is truth across the board. That is what makes it truth. There has to be a standard of truth by which what we believe ...read more

  • The Real Deal Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 19, 2016
     | 6,868 views

    People are tired of finding phony. How can we make sure they find the Real Deal?

    We have been looking at the beginnings of the church. You may recall that in Acts 1 Jesus declared they would be His witnesses, “first in Jerusalem and Judea, then in Samaria and the ends of the world.” However, up until today’s passage, the church has remained in Jerusalem. It ...read more

  • Revival, God Let It Start With Me. Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,010 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    Revival, God Let It Start With Me. Acts 8:1-8 I love to look back at church history. I especially love reading about those Great Revivals, where entire cities were turned upside down in the Name of Jesus! Some 200+ years ago a preacher named Charles Finney conducted Revivals in the North ...read more

  • A Church That Is Alive

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Dec 12, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 27,040 views

    A sermon examining the church that is alive and moving forward for Christ.

    A Church That Is Alive Acts 8:4-12 Thom Rainer wrote a book titled "The Autopsy Of A Deceased Church." In this book he addresses 12 common factors in churches that are dying or seemingly dead. Rainer states that as many as 100,000 churches could be dying. He adds "Their time is short, perhaps ...read more

  • The Gospel Should Mean Everything To Us.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 1,512 views

    While we are comfortable in our homes and pews there are people around the world who are suffering and dying for the sake of the gospel. This should embolden us to preach the gospel ever more.

    I. Stephen’s death seems to instigate the persecution of the church. A. The stoning was likely illegal. B. It was a result of the crowd’s emotions being stirred up. C. It seems to have emboldened Saul carry out his persecution of the church. II. The church persecuted. A. This portion of this verse ...read more

  • A Dreamy Walk Lesson 41 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Oct 19, 2018
     | 2,204 views

    A Dreamy walk

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. Tradition claims that Barnabas the outcast was the rich young ruler. Because of this he tended to help other outcasts: Paul, the outcast church at Antioch and John Mark. 2. The city of Antioch was: a. A trade center. b. International. c. Third largest in the Roman ...read more

  • Don't Get Too Comfortable

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 13, 2019
     | 6,184 views

    When the Church lost sight of the full extent of the Great Commission God allowed persecution to drive them out

    Sermon Don’t get too comfortable Jose Rodriguez, a bank robber who lived in Mexico, but preferred to rob American banks. In the wild days of the west before Donald Trump built his wall, Jose would slip across the border into Texas, rob a few banks and flee back into Mexico. One day, a Texas ...read more

  • Thankfulness In The Face Of Trouble Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Oct 25, 2013
     | 4,705 views

    Stephen has just been stoned, Saul is ravaging the church, and many believers are going to rancid prisons getting beaten and fighting off the rats, just because they love Jesus. is the basis for my Thanksgiving sermon. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Bear with me.

    Here in chapter 8 of the book of Acts we are finally introduced to this Pharisee named Saul. Perhaps no other religious person in Israel had more of a zealous hatred for Christ and Christians. Let’s pay close attention to the very first verse of Acts chapter 8: “Saul approved of his ...read more

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,664 views

    1) Persecution (Act 8:1–3), which led to 2) Preaching (Acts 8:4-7), which led to 3) Productivity (Acts 8:8).

    On Sunday, January 8, 1956, on the shore of a lonely river deep in the Ecuadorian jungle, five missionaries were murdered by primitive Auca Indians. News of the massacre shocked the world. To some, their deaths seemed a senseless tragedy. Many decried the promising missionary careers cut short, the ...read more

  • Give Me This Power…. Series

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Nov 5, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,885 views

    There are several such ‘false converts’ flaunting around the church today and some are also into ministry. Don’t faint as yet, let me finish!

    Give me this power…. Acts, 8:18”And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit." Here we read about Simon who was ...read more