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  • A Church That Is Alive

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Dec 12, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 27,030 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

  • Truthbombs - Pt. 1 - Delivery Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 17, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,499 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
     | 6,856 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

  • The Church Driven Into The World Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,702 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

  • 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

  • A Mighty Revival

    Contributed by Dan Stires on Apr 28, 2018
     | 5,215 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

  • A Profitable Endeavor

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Apr 23, 2017
     | 3,329 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

  • Joseph - The Man God Uses.

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,838 views

    Overview of Joseph. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    Reading: Acts chapter 8 verses 8-18. • Thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber and a variety of catchy tunes; • The story of Joseph is very well known. (1). Joseph and his coat. • Joseph and his ‘multi-coloured coat’, • N.I.V. “Richly ornamented ...read more

  • True Christianity Series

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Dec 7, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,071 views

    Learning how to be the church in today's world through learning from the book of Acts.

    We live in a time in history where religion and spirituality seems to be at an all-time high. Everyone seems to have some sort of religious belief system – even if it’s something they found on the internet or something they made up themselves. And to go along with all this ...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

  • Becoming Spirit Filled And Empowered Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 20, 2015
     | 4,477 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

  • Discerning Genuine From Counterfeit Christianity Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Mar 10, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,463 views

    What is Genuine Christianity and what does it look like? Is there such a thing as Counterfeit Christianity? And how can we recognize the difference, in our own life and for our own protection in the lives of those who try to influence and lead us?

    Discerning Genuine from Counterfeit Christianity Genuine Christianity produces Courage Counterfeit Christianity produces Insecurity Genuine Christians are focused on Christ Counterfeit Christians are focused on Self Genuine Christianity results in Joy Counterfeit Christianity results ...read more

  • How God Uses Evil For Good Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,664 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

  • Holy Spirit And Miracles Today Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 23, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,140 views

    A sermon on the cessationist view of charismatic gifts (Material taken from Holy Spirit: A Biblical Study by Dr. Jack Cottrell, chapter 8, and Power from On High by Dr. Jack Cottrell, chapter 11)

    HoHum: Many commented on spiritual gifts last week. Probably talk about that more in the future. Last week we talked about how there were temporary gifts and permanent spiritual gifts. Tonight we are talking about “cessationism”. It’s important to remember that this has ...read more

  • When Life Seems Scattered Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 22, 2012
     | 3,986 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