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  • Dandelion Christians

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jun 12, 2019
     | 2,886 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

  • Sermon On The Mount - Part 7 Series

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Jun 21, 2019
     | 2,128 views

    Part 7 in a 14-part series of studies I call “The Christian Character” as described by Jesus to a crowd of people on a Galilean hillside as he delivered what is more familiarly known as the “Sermon on the Mount.” This part considers blessedness in persecution and insults.

    Part 7 - Beatitudes – The Persecuted and Insulted Sermon on the Mount The Christian Character Matthew 5:3 - 7:27 (Cf. Luke 6:20-49) This is Part 7 in a 14-part series of studies I call “The Christian Character” as described by Jesus to a crowd of people on a Galilean hillside as he delivered what ...read more

  • The Church Driven Into The World Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,693 views

    The church at Jerusalem is driven into the world as result of persecution and carries the Gospel everywhere.

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 008 TITLE: The Church Driven into the World TEXT: Acts 8:1-25 INTRO: After His resurrection, Jesus had told His Disciples, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to ...read more

  • The Puzzle Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 25, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 18,481 views

    The story in Acts 8, that tells of Philip's preaching in Samaria resulting in an Evangelism Explosion, contains 3 puzzles that many folks overlook. What are these puzzles and what can they teach us about our walk with Christ?

    OPEN: People have created puzzles for centuries. There’ve been crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Rubik's cube, and scads of others in all shapes and sizes. The better the puzzle, the more difficult it is to solve, and by that standard, one of the Holy Grails of such puzzles is this one: ...read more

  • Revival, God Let It Start With Me. Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,976 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

  • Lifting Up Jesus Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Aug 20, 2012
     | 5,832 views

    The story of Jesus doesn’t end with His ascension. In the scriptures His story continues in the lives of the disciples, and today the story goes on in our lives. The primary assignment of the Church is to lift up Jesus. We are not a social or political

    Lifting Up Jesus Acts 8:1-13 Introduction The story of Jesus doesn’t end with His ascension. In the ...read more

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,660 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

  • When Life Seems Scattered Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 22, 2012
     | 3,921 views

    Navigating life's difficult circumstances.

    When Life Seems Scattered Series: BREAKOUT – God on the Move through the Book of Acts Brad Bailey – April 29, 2012 Intro One thing we each have in our lives… is circumstances… things outside ourselves that effect the context we are in. Some circumstances we ...read more

  • The Movement Of God Through Pain In The Church Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 15, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,607 views

    LAST WEEK AS A CHURCH WE FACED OUR MUTUAL HURT. IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT ALL WHO WERE HERE THEN AND ARE HERE TODAY HURT IN VARIOUS DEGREES. WE DIVERTED FROM OUR SERIES HERE IN THE BOOK OF ACTS TO ADDRESS THIS THE ISSUE OF OUR HURT AND THE WHY WE HAVE OUR

    THE MOVEMENT OF GOD THROUGH PAIN IN THE CHURCH ACTS 8:2-8 GODLY MEN BURIED STEPHEN AND MOURNED DEEPLY FOR HIM. 3 BUT SAUL BEGAN TO DESTROY THE CHURCH. GOING FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE, HE DRAGGED OFF MEN AND WOMEN AND PUT THEM IN PRISON. 4 THOSE WHO HAD BEEN SCATTERED PREACHED THE WORD WHEREVER THEY ...read more

  • It's Personal-Who Is Jesus Series

    Contributed by Jim Caswell on Oct 9, 2017
     | 3,792 views

    Jesus is our Personal Savior!

    Title: Personal-Who is Jesus? Place: BLCC Date: 10/8/17 Text: Acts 7-9 CT: Jesus is our personal savior. [Screen 1] FAS: Kara Tippetts, an author, mother of four and co-worker with her pastor husband Jason, went home to Jesus on March 22, 2015, after a long battle with breast cancer. As the ...read more

  • A Mighty Revival

    Contributed by Dan Stires on Apr 28, 2018
     | 5,182 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

  • The Roles Of Attacks, Tribulations And Challenges In The Kingdom Agenda

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 30, 2018
     | 1,401 views

    Tribulations, challenges and attacks, takes us out of our comfort zones and launches us deep into the hidden and unknown regions to spread the Gospel of Jesus and win all souls for Jesus

    May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: THE ROLES OF ATTACKS, TRIBULATIONS AND CHALLENGES IN THE KINGDOM AGENDA Acts 8:1-3 King James Version (KJV) 8 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and ...read more

  • Lesson 46: Preach In Grand Style Series

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on May 3, 2018
     | 2,086 views

    How to preach a grand or majestic sermon

    Lesson Goal In this lesson I hope to teach the grand style or majestic sermon. Lesson Intro The Romans considered rhetoric to exist on three levels. Low style rhetoric was didactic, teaching. Middle style rhetoric was pleasing, entertaining. But grand style rhetoric was stirring, rousing ...read more

  • Truthbombs - Pt. 1 - Delivery Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 17, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,467 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 Gospel Should Mean Everything To Us.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 1,506 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