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  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 27, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,362 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

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 21, 2019
     | 3,979 views

    In the opening verses of this critical chapter of Acts 8, three progressive features show "How God uses Evil for Good", describing: 1) Persecution (v.1–3), which stems from 2) Preaching (v.4-7), which results in 3) Productivity (v.8).

    Acts 8:1-8 [8:1] And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. [2] Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. [3] ...read more

  • Simony, Nepotism And Cronyism- Oh My!

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 23, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,148 views

    A sermon on corruption in the church based on the story of Simon the Sorcerer in Acts 8. (Thanks to SermonCentral Contributors and Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

    Sermon for 1/22/2006 Acts 8:4-25 Introduction: In February 2001, Adam Burtle, a 20 year old student at the University of Washington put his soul up for auction on eBay. The ad read: "Hardly used. I make no warranties as to the condition of my soul. As of now it is near mint condition, with only ...read more

  • Time For A Break Out

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Oct 29, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,895 views

    This sermon describes the revolution that occurs when God’s people are inspired by the Holy Spirit and break out to be fruitful in God’s service.

    Introduction: Several months ago I was reading the words of a college football expert. In this article he said he anticipated certain players, whom he named, to have break out seasons. He described a break out season. A player having a break out season is one who moves to a new level of ...read more

  • Great Joy In The City

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 4, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 6,167 views

    The Christian finds joy in being freed from guilt, anticipating an eternal reward, having fellowship with God, and being part of God’s work.

    Great Joy In the City Acts 8:5-8 INTRO.: You can see almost anything in the city. You can see poverty and plenty, sorrow and happiness, but cities are seldom known as places of great joy. They are places where people work, live, and perhaps celebrate, but not where they simply enjoy themselves. not ...read more

  • God Never Guides Where He Doesn't Also Provide Series

    Contributed by Bob Reccord on Aug 6, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 10,870 views

    Theme: God guides and provides for your mission one step at a time. (Principle 7 from Made to Count)

    Theme: God guides and provides for your mission one step at a time. (Principle 7 from Made to Count) Introduction: Carpe Diem! A life of adventure. A life of significance, not merely success. That’s what we all really want deep inside our hearts - even if the first part of our life has been ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 11- Available To God; What To Do Before Your Call Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 3, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,987 views

    We’re going to look at a man named Philip •Philip is what we might call a "minor character of Acts" •We know great characters of Peter and Paul. •When we meet Philip: -Not a professional missionary; great evangelist; powerful preacher -Just an o

    Available to God (or, “What to do before your call”) Philip in Samaria (Acts 8:1-8) 1982 was a momentous year in my life. After 12 yrs. of school and 4 yrs. of college, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree. It was a wonderful accomplishment. •Unfortunately, like many college graduates my goal up ...read more

  • Fly High - Acts Part 6 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 10, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,662 views

    The Lord used an ordinary man Philip who was filled with the Holy Spirit to do extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God. He influenced important people for the Kingdom of God because of his devotion to the Lord and to ministry.

    “Fly High” – Acts part 6 Video Illustration: For the 4th of July – also a soldiers story about the power of the Gospel in a Battle zone. Pray for our Country and for the soldiers oversees. Thesis: The Lord used an ordinary man Philip who was filled with the Holy Spirit to do extraordinary ...read more

  • I Want What You Have Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Aug 30, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,705 views

    Philip heads North and finds that Non-Jews are eleigible to receive the grace of God.

    I want what you have Last week we had a large section of scripture covering the very brief ministry of Stephen. I described it as being like some of the fireworks we may have witnessed. The story starts out starting with some of Stephen’s character traits. Then it was not long before they ...read more

  • Baptism In The Ministry Of Phillip Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Mar 22, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,106 views

    A sermon on the place of baptism in the ministry of Phillip the evangelist.

    Baptism in the Ministry of Phillip Acts 8 INTRO.: Phillip was not one of the twelve apostles. He was one of the first deacons, selected in Acts 6. He is described as a man “full of the Spirit and wisdom.” Acts 6:3-5. He was a powerful and capable preacher of the Gospel. There was serious ...read more

  • The Church Moving Forward With Its Mission

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 9, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 16,455 views

    When a church is on mission for Christ there are three things the devil wants to do to its members and its body. Embarass, Imprison, and Embalm you. But God will do three things if we are on Mission for Him. Encourage, Empower, and Enrich our lives.

    Intro: When a church has seen no one “won” or witnessed to the Lord Jesus Christ it will be left alone by the devil. However, if the church is not fulfilling its mission of sharing its faith with the lost the Lord Jesus Christ will correct it. Whether it is financial difficulty, terrible ...read more

  • Shake That Ole Snake Off Into The Fire!

    Contributed by Val Black on Oct 26, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 26,025 views

    Spiritual vipers often appear out of the fires of life.

    SHAKE OFF THAT OLE SNAKE INTO THE FIRE I. Background: The religious Jews (Pharisees & Sadducees) want to kill Paul. Paul goes to the Temple in Jerusalem and is recognized by the Pharisees. They start to beat Paul but he is rescued by Roman soldiers. Paul gives a defense before the ...read more

  • Scattered Abroad

    Contributed by Evie Megginson on Mar 7, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 6,327 views

    IN THIS SERMON CONCERNNG BEING SCATTERED ABORAD, WE SEE,THE PERSUCTION OF THE BELIEVERS.THE PARTING OF THE BELIEVERS, AND THE PREACHING OF THE BELIEVERS.

    SCATTERED ABROAD Acts 8:1-4 Several years ago Billy Graham preached in the first London Crusade. The response was so great that all of England was affected in someway. The common man who had almost forgotten the church flocked to hear Billy preach about JESUS. Many ministers were saved while ...read more

  • Philip The Evangelist Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Feb 27, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,563 views

    Witnessing in the power of the Spirit

    PHILIP THE EVANGELIST Acts 8:1-25 Intro.: What is evangelism? What is an evangelist? (Wait for answers) Jesus said in His final words, “Go, be my witnesses here and everywhere,” “Go and make disciples of all nations.” To evangelize is to tell the good news of Jesus. “Gospel” = “evangel” = ...read more

  • How To Handle The Temptations Of Power (Acts - Part 14) Series

    Contributed by Jeff Christopherson on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,373 views

    The key to handling power is to understand what power is - and what power does...

    How to Handle the Temptations of Power Acts Series: “Completely Irreligious, Yet Radically Christian” Part 14 Pastor Jeff Christopherson April 13, 2003 Acts 8:4-25 I. Understand What Power Is: Power is not neutral. Power is the potential to create or destroy. Examples: • Adam ...read more