Summary: No one can stand in the way of God and not be punished. Christianity has nothing to do with the magic and superstition of the world. The power of God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit overcomes them all.
Summary: This sermon draws material from Chapters 10 and 11 in Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit. This sermon draws lessons for our lives and ministry from the first part of Paul's first missionary journey.
Summary: This sermon is based on Chapter 9 of Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit, by Charles Swindoll. We discuss the fact that like Saul and Barnabas, we need to be ready to obey when God calls for the changes in our lives and ministries.
Summary: This message, from Acts 13, argues that the proper relationship between the church and missionaries involves missionaries supporting the church, rather than the other way around, because the work of mission is the work of the church as led by the Spirit.
Summary: 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.
Summary: What is the church? Is it necessary for a Christian to be connected to a local church if at all possible? What are the functions and benefits of the church? Why does the Lord think so highly of the Church if we don't?
Summary: As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” - Acts 13:2 It seems very unproductive to wait. Yet the Apostles who were anxious to see the Good Ne ..
Summary: Life is full of surprises. With observation, we see that the Holy Spirit is as much in the detours as He is in the plans we carefully map out. Two passages in the New Testament & one in the Old demonstrate the truth of this insight.
Summary: I want to make the illustration of what it means to go viral on the internet. This happens all the time because people of our generation practically live on the web. As we continue in Acts chapter 11 we see that the church had already grown very rapidly.
Summary: We've all been there and heard those faith destroying words sent from the devil (there is nothing) no money, no love, no hope, but God says in that very same place where you heard those words will come forth an abundance. The rain is on it's way.
Summary: How does the church serve God and seek His will? How do we hear His voice for our present day needs? Certainly scripture is the primary tool to know God's will, but how we apply it takes wisdom and Spirit led help. How do we discover those?
Summary: The Church at Pine Level must identify itself with the Church at Antioch. We must have a clear purpose and do whatever it takes to serve Christ. With God's leadership, our new purpose will be: "Connecting people with Jesus and each other."