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  • You've Fallen ...but You Can Get Up! Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Sep 19, 2013
     | 5,032 views

    Three tips on how to avoid spiritual backsliding.

    August 25, 2013 Church Planting You’ve Fallen …But You Can Get Up! Acts 8:9-25 Opening words: The end is near. This summer we are looking at the first eight chapters of the Book of Acts. I have called this sermon series, Church Planting. So much has happened to this point. The ...read more

  • Thankfulness In The Face Of Trouble Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Oct 25, 2013
     | 4,701 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

  • The Anointing Is Not For Sale Neither Can Money Influence The Anointing

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on Jun 5, 2018
     | 5,085 views

    Beloved have the right mind and heart for the Work of God

    May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: THE ANOINTING IS NOT FOR SALE AND NEITHER IS IT INFLUENCED BY MONEY Acts 8:18-24 King James Version (KJV) 18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19 Saying, Give ...read more

  • When God Moves, People Rejoice!

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 3,136 views

    : God is working when we cannot see it. We are never out of reach of God’s purposes and plan.

    I. God uses those who prove themselves obedient. (vs. 5; 26; 40) A. The first thing any Christian should be obedient to is the preaching of the gospel. B. In verse 5 Philip moves, having been scattered, to preach the gospel “as he goes”. C. In verse 26 having been obedient to Christ, is used by ...read more

  • Buying Blessings?

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jan 31, 2015
     | 3,394 views

    Do you have a Simon the Samaritan spirit??

    Acts 8 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy ...read more

  • Receiving The Infilling Of The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Apr 1, 2011
    based on 16 ratings
     | 35,818 views

    The reason why many in the body of Christ are complacent and don’t pursue to seek to receive the Holy Spirit knowing that He is going to shake them up and even rattle them so hard ... they miss out on the unbelievable empowerment and joy of the Lord.

    Opening illustration: The story is told of an elderly woman named Norena, who lived in southern Florida. When a hurricane hit that area, her home was one of many that was severely damaged. Norena received an insurance settlement, and the repair work began. However, when the money ran out, so did ...read more

  • Where He Leads Me, I'll Go

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on May 17, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,266 views

    Challenge to see if you are really willing to go and do what the Lord asks you do.

    Where ever He leads, I’ll go Acts chapter 8 Introduction- (Some ideas taken from fellow coleagues of Sermoncentral) Please turn to Acts chapter 8 I want to challenge you this ...read more

  • Faith That Is Worthless Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 16, 2011
     | 3,025 views

    This sermon examines the worthless faith of Simon. It explains why his faith was worthless and how we can avoid a worthless faith today.

    * Popular notion: "As long as you believe something you'll be okay before God." * It is possible to believe in the wrong person or to believe the wrong thing. * When this occurs, faith becomes worthless; when what or who we have faith in is not correct * Examples of worthless faith... - People ...read more

  • Simon: Bargainer Extrordinaire Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 3,495 views

    A sermon adapted from an IVP Bible study by C. Nystrom

    SIMON: BARGAINER EXTRORDANAIRE ACTS 8:9-25 OPENING ILLUSTRATION…Dale Crowell’s bargainer attitude I cannot help, tonight, to think of one of my supervisors I had during college. I worked at the Groundskeeping shop to help pay my way through school. The second supervisor I had was ...read more

  • Philip - The Evangelist

    Contributed by Derek Adamsbaum on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 11,511 views

    1 And Saul was there, giving approval to his death.

    1 And Saul was there, giving approval to his death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at 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 to destroy the church. ...read more

  • Problems Of Presumptuous Sins

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,778 views

    How to overcome Presumptuous Sins

    The Problems of Being Presumtuous Illustration:It is he who is in the wrong who first gets angry. William Penn. Presumption is an act of overstepping one’s proper bounds, it involves excessive effrontery or forwardness. To presume means that one takes upon oneself, without ...read more

  • Getting Christ Out Of Church

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Feb 20, 2013
     | 2,604 views

    What do you get out of Church? If you don't get Christ, you miss it all!

    Getting Christ Out of Church Acts 8:9-24 Have you ever said, “I just didn’t get anything out of that”? I hear of people who leave church services and say things like that. “I just don’t get anything out of church.” Perhaps you’ve said that yourself. ...read more

  • A Study On Revival Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 23, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,940 views

    In all this we see that the fruit of revival is more revival, the opening of hearts for both the preaching and receiving of the gospel. That was the case at this time in Samaria. There was a great revival going on.

    Tonight’s passage shows us the great need for revival both within and outside the church. Let’s get into this long passage. READ v. 5. The preacher was Philip, a layman, one of the first deacons. As we said last week, the importance of this verse is in declaring that the first ...read more

  • Our Spiritual Checkup Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 15, 2012
     | 4,603 views

    AS WE CONTINUE IN OUR SERIES IN THE BOOK OF ACTS, WE ARE FIRMLY ENTRENCHED IN THE LIFE OF PHILIP. AS WE HAVE NOTED PREVIOUSLY THE ONSET OF THE MINISTRY OF PHILIP WAS THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH. PERSECUTION TO THE EXTENT THAT GENTILE BELIEVERS WERE FO

    OUR SPIRITUAL CHECKUP PROPOSITION: INWARD EXAMINATION PROMOTES OUTWARD GODLY INTENTION Acts 8:9-25 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him ...read more

  • 4 Things A Church In Revival Will Have

    Contributed by John Gaston on Oct 8, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 16,276 views

    The Book of Acts gives the model of what an on-fire N.T. church should look like. Philip's revival at Samaria has four distinct signs of what should drive and characterize an awakening. If you want revival, then have a look at the real deal!

    4 THINGS A CHURCH IN REVIVAL WILL HAVE Acts 8:5-20 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: Having the Right Perspective 1. I heard recently about a lady (I won't speculate as to what color her hair was) who went into a Napa auto parts store. She asked for a seven-ten cap. 2. The employees all looked at each ...read more