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  • Spiritual Thermodynamics Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 19, 2014
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     | 5,163 views

    When you know the Lord, He turns your pain into praise. He turns opposition into opportunity for the spread of the Gospel if you will take that opportunity to preach the Word to all without prejudice and without price.

    Eagles are fascinating birds. Did you know a mother eagle constructs her nest with thorns and jagged rocks? These are the first things she lays down. Then she covers that prickly nest with wool, feathers, and the fur of animals she has killed. That makes the nest soft and comfortable, a nice home ...read more

  • Revival Follows Persecution

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 23, 2014
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     | 4,326 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

  • Philip The Evangelist

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 29, 2014
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     | 10,027 views

    Taking a look at the ministry of one of the pioneers of the new covenant church.

    PHILIP THE EVANGELIST INTRODUCTION: Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, he left his disciples with their mission statement-go into all the world and preach the good news. The new church had a new mission-go and make disciples. Here we are nearly 2000 years later and the church’s ...read more

  • A Church That Is Alive

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Dec 12, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 27,069 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

  • Revival, God Let It Start With Me. Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
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     | 10,014 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

  • The Church Driven Into The World Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
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     | 4,709 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

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 20, 2015
     | 4,481 views

    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 Kingdom of Heaven.

    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 ...read more

  • Philip In Samaria Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 28, 2017
     | 11,066 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
     | 4,575 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

  • A Profitable Endeavor

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Apr 23, 2017
     | 3,336 views

    Many today seek the latest method for spiritual renewal among the church, and church growth. There are countless new conferences, books, and blog articles annually. While I appreciate the hunger for growth, I fear we have over-complicated the matter.

    A Profitable Endeavor Acts 8: 5-8 Our text today deals with a time of great excitement for the early church, and yet there was great uncertainty as well. Stephen had been stoned for preaching the Gospel. Saul continued to persecute the church, scattering them throughout the world, but they ...read more

  • What Happens When We Help Spread The Gospel? Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 6, 2017
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     | 7,727 views

    1. Miracles will be multiplied (vs. 4-7). 2. Joy will be justified (vs. 8). 3. Deceit will be defeated (vs. 9-12). 4. Souls will be saved (vs. 12).

    What Happens When We Help Spread the Gospel? Acts 8:4-12 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - Nov. 10, 2013 INTRODUCTION: *What is our most important mission as a church? In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus put it this way: 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in ...read more

  • Truthbombs - Pt. 1 - Delivery Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 17, 2016
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     | 7,504 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
     | 6,874 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

  • Be Jesus To The Far Away Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 14, 2017
     | 2,910 views

    Being Jesus to the far away means: having confidence in our call, having compassion in our heart, and clarity in our message.

    November 13 Be Jesus to the far away Acts 8:4-8 Being Jesus to the far away means: Having confidence in our call v.4 2 Corinthians 5:20 Having compassion in our heart v.5a Compassion = Love in action. 2 Corinthians 5:14 Having clarity in our message vv.5-6 “heard” = ...read more

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on May 24, 2018
     | 7,686 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