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  • Good News – Bad News For The Church Of Jesus Christ Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Sep 8, 2014
     | 3,291 views

    Stephen's death and the following persecution was a bad news/Good News Scenario. On the one hand it was a very negative thing for the church. Yet God used this evil to motivate the church with the Great Commission they had previously ignored.

    GOOD NEWS – BAD NEWS FOR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Acts 8:1-4 Dorn Ridge Church Of Christ, September 07, 2014 INTRODUCTION: 1.) The story has been told of a man waking up in the hospital after a car accident. A.) As the man gains consciousness, his doctor says to him, I ...read more

  • Taking The Next Step Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 6, 2015
     | 4,929 views

    Sometimes God uses trials to get us to take the next step.

    Taking The Next Step Text: Acts 8:1-25 Introduction 1. Video Clip 2. We are continuing our exploration of the book of Acts and the TV series A.D. today. A prevailing theme in Acts, which is clear in A.D. and mirrors our own lives to a somewhat lesser degree, is the trials and ...read more

  • Uncomfortable Joy Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Jul 16, 2015
     | 3,948 views

    Our Enemies, Difficult Ministries, Loving Our Enemies

    THE CHURCH HAS LEFT THE BUILDING – Uncomfortable Joy Acts 8:1-8(pg. 764) July 19, 2015 Introduction: Are lost people your enemy? If someone disagrees with you do you go on the attack? When you walk through the airport and you see the guy in Middle Eastern garb do you ...read more

  • Revival, God Let It Start With Me. Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,001 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
     | 27,028 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

  • Huddle And Scatter Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on May 31, 2015
     | 6,513 views

    The 1st church at first didn't spread outside of Jerusalem. It took a persecution to scatter believers into the surrounding areas, making the 1st beachheads of the Gospel. This sermon focuses on getting out of the church house and into the world.

    Huddle and Scatter Acts Series Chuck Sligh May 31, 2015 (Adapted from a sermon by John Hamby titled “Gathered but Not Scattered” found on SermonCentral.) TEXT: Turn to Acts 8 INTRODUCTION Quotation – I want to read you something by way of introduction, by Tony Evans ...read more

  • The Real Deal Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 19, 2016
     | 6,854 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

  • Truthbombs - Pt. 1 - Delivery Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 17, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,496 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

  • Philip In Samaria Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 28, 2017
     | 11,041 views

    The refugees who were driven from Jerusalem by the persecution of Saul found numerous opportunities to preach Christ in areas where He was not known. Jerusalem may have rejected the truth, but that was not the only place to serve Christ....

    February 11, 2014 By: Tom Lowe Series: The Early Church Lesson III.A.1: Philip in Samaria (8:4-25) Introduction The refugees who were driven from Jerusalem by the persecution of Saul found numerous opportunities to preach Christ in areas ...read more

  • I Wanna Be Guilty!

    Contributed by David Nolte on Feb 26, 2017
     | 4,572 views

    Looks at how the Apostles so lived that when they were accused of being Christians and preaching Christ, there was enough evidence to convict them

    “I Wanna Be Guilty!” : Acts 8:1-6, 4:19-20. 5:27-29 David P. Nolte It’s a human tendency to defend our innocence when we are accused even if we are guilty. We may even attempt defending the actions we cannot deny. We may rationalize, minimize, justify or even lie ...read more

  • Revival Follows Persecution

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 23, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,323 views

    For centuries, Christians have been hated and viciously opposed in many nations. But persecution has not destroyed Christianity. Even under the direst circumstances, it has not only survived but thrived and revived the church.

    Opening illustration: Did you know that if one of the arms of a starfish is severed, a new one will grow in its place? In fact, if a starfish is cut up, any piece that contains a part of the central disc will develop into a new starfish. Some oyster fishermen found that out, much to their ...read more

  • Flow With The Situations To Deliver Jesus To All

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 31, 2018
     | 1,703 views

    No matter where you find yourself or what you find yourself in, preach Jesus to all around you or within your reach

    May the peace of the Lord be with you Topic: FLOW WITH THE SITUATIONS TO DELIVER JESUS TO ALL Acts 8:4-8 King James Version (KJV) 4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto ...read more

  • Lesson 46: Preach In Grand Style Series

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on May 3, 2018
     | 2,096 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

  • The Gospel Should Mean Everything To Us.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 1,511 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

  • Don't Get Too Comfortable

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 13, 2019
     | 6,178 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