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  • Interpreting Acts Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,523 views

    Sermon lays foundation for a study of Acts by addressing three key hermeneutical issues. (1) Unity of Acts and Luke’s Gospel (2) Theological value of Luke’s writings (3) Context of Luke’s writings, particularly Acts.

    Interpreting Acts Series: Book of Acts #1 Acts 1:1-2[1] 10-2-05 Intro Today we begin a study of the Book of Acts. It is perhaps the most exciting book in the Bible. It is a book of action. In Acts the world is being turned upside down and right side up by the gospel of Jesus Christ ...read more

  • A Prophetic Heritage Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,050 views

    We will see the desire of God and the design of God in anointing a prophetic people for His glory. (1) Spoken through Moses in Numbers 11 (2) Exemplified in Jesus.

    A Prophetic Heritage Series: Book of Acts #2 Acts 1:1-2[1] 10-9-05 Intro Acts 1:1-2 “In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had ...read more

  • Three Foundational Issues For Understanding Acts Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,752 views

    Acts can only be understood when the following issues/revelations are embraced: (1) The reality of Jesus’ resurrection (2) The instruction Jesus gave His followers in His post-resurrection appearances (3) The promise of the Holy Spirit that Jesus gave to

    Three Foundational Issues Series: Book of Acts #3 Acts 1:1-5 10-16-05 Intro The book of Acts opens with an amazing account of Jesus interacting with His followers for forty days after His resurrection. Can you imagine what it would be like to have Jesus here in His resurrection body ...read more

  • Enlarged Understanding Of The Kingdom Of God Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,163 views

    What does Luke mean by the phrase “the kingdom of God” and how does it apply to our daily lives and ministries? Sermon also deals with disciples’ question in Acts 1:6 “So when they met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, are you at this time going to restor

    Enlarged Understanding of the Kingdom of God Series: Book of Acts #4 Acts 1:1-11[1] 11-06-05 Intro We are in a study of the Book of Acts and this morning I what to talk with you about “the kingdom of God.” What does Luke mean by the phrase “the kingdom of God” and how does it apply to ...read more

  • Baptism In The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,877 views

    Act 1:8 is the book of Acts in a nutshell. It establishes both the theme and the outline of the whole book. Listen again to this awesome promise Jesus makes to His followers in that verse.

    Baptism in the Holy Spirit Series: Book of Acts #5 Acts 1:4-8[1] 11-13-05 Intro Act 1:8 is the book of Acts in a nutshell. It establishes both the theme and the outline of the whole book. Listen again to this awesome promise Jesus makes to His followers in that verse. Acts 1:8 “But ...read more

  • Power For Mission Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,075 views

    The mission God has given us to do is impossible—absolutely impossible without the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. I personally think we are at a significant crisis in the church of America.

    Power for Mission Series: Book of Acts #6 Acts 1:8[1] 11-20-05 Intro: Show Movie clip from “Mission Impossible #1”.[2] The mission God has given us to do is impossible—absolutely impossible without the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. I. Impossible MISSION As long as we think ...read more

  • Jesus' Promise To Return Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,593 views

    A biblical revelation of Jesus’ second coming inspires hope, service, and evangelism. The early church lived in anticipation of His coming.

    Jesus’ Promise to Return Series: Book of Acts #7 Acts 1:9-12[1] 11-27-05 Intro In our study of Acts we are at chapter 1:9-12. Please follow with me as we read, “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking ...read more

  • Wrapping Up Loosed Ends Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,300 views

    Our text from the second half of Acts 1 tells about an important prayer meeting. As it turns out it is a history-making prayer meeting. But there is a chilling ABSENCE at this meeting. Why did the talented, priveledged Judas disqualify himself. The proc

    Wrapping Up Lose Ends Series: Book of Acts #7 Acts 1:12-26[1] 12-4-05 Intro We will begin this morning with a clip from the movie “Crimes & Misdemeanors.” To cover sins of adultery and extortion, Judah Rosenthal has had his mistress murdered. In this scene he sits down beside Cliff ...read more

  • The Day Of Pentecost Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on May 23, 2006
    based on 99 ratings
     | 49,104 views

    The manifestations of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, God’s timeing of the event, and the crowds response are explored. With the outpouring of the Spirit the church is becoming a prophetic community. The whole church is to be a prophetic community th

    The Day of Pentecost Series: Book of Acts #9 Acts 2:1-14[1] Intro Show text from “The Visual Bible: Acts Volume I” In our study of Acts, the Day of Pentecost has come. The Promise that Jesus had told His followers to prayerfully wait for has arrived. I. notice with me the ...read more

  • A Blessed Attitude - A Brief Look Into The Beatitudes

    Contributed by Jerry Gatson on Apr 16, 2006
    based on 64 ratings
     | 13,646 views

    The Beatitudes teach us that being blessed is not based on recieving blessing. Being blessed is a matter of having a blessed attitude.

    A BLESSED ATTITUDE ”A Brief Look into the Beatitudes” TEXT - Matthew 5:1-12 The principles Jesus is teaching in the text are commonly referred to as the “Beatitudes” because the word “blessed” at the beginning of each verse is translated from the Latin word “Beati” and because this ...read more

  • Downward Spiral And The Horror Of Sin Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,852 views

    Overview of Judges tracing spiritual decline and discussing rock bottom low in horror story of Chapter 19.

    Downward Spiral and the Horror of Sin Series: Lessons from Judges #2 Judges 19[1] 7-24-05 Last week in Judges 1 we saw a trend developing in the people of God. Early in that chapter, they were experiencing wonderful victories. But at about verse 19 the tone of victory subsided and defeat in ...read more

  • Twisted Truth Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 70 ratings
     | 20,341 views

    Sermon examines compromises and deception found in story of Micah and the Levite which serve as warnings against self-justification.

    Twisted Truth Series: Lessons from Judges #3 Judges 17:1-18:31[1] 7-31-05 Intro What happens to God’s people when they loose sight of their God-given calling? What happens to God’s people when they fail to honor the word of God as their standard of lifestyle—when they mix worldly ideas ...read more

  • Influencing Others Exemplified By Daniel

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,734 views

    What makes a person influential? What caused Daniel to be such a powerful influence all the days of his life?

    Influencing Others Exemplified By Daniel Daniel 1:8-21[1] 8-14-05 Intro “You are the salt of earth.” “You are the light of the world.” That’s Jesus’ description of his followers in Matthew 5. Both metaphors are about influence. In that culture salt was primarily used to preserve meat—to ...read more

  • Hearing God: Three Dynamics Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,887 views

    Discussion of how we can know the will of God for our lives and follow God’s leading.

    Hearing God: Three Dynamics Series: Hearing God #1 Romans 1:8-15[1] 8-21-05 About ten years ago Jeanie and I were at an International Foursquare Conference where we met an absolutely delightful couple named Howard and Vaneda Courtney. At that time I did not know the strategic role they had ...read more

  • Hearing God: Motives Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 22,422 views

    The motives of our heart are of extreme importance in getting guidance from God. Baalam was a spiritual man but the greed in his heart caused him to miss God’s will for his life.

    Hearing God: Motives Series: Hearing God #2 Numbers 22:1-35[1] 8-28-05 Intro What does God want me to do? Have you ever wrestled with that question? Most of us have. Most of us will at some time in the future. It’s not always easy to know God’s will in a particular situation. Last ...read more