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  • Anger And Controversy: "What’s It Good For?”

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 58 views

    Those who are maturing will see controversy in the proper light, they will respond in a proper manner, and they will use it to God’s glory.

    I. We must be servants of the church and of the gospel first. A. We must be servants of God’s people. B. We must be servants to the lost. II. It is inevitable that controversy will come. A. Pride says we deserve to be without controversy. B. Pride will cause us to respond with anger and ...read more

  • When God Moves, People Rejoice!

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 452 views

    : God is working when we cannot see it. We are never out of reach of God’s purposes and plan.

    I. God uses those who prove themselves obedient. (vs. 5; 26; 40) A. The first thing any Christian should be obedient to is the preaching of the gospel. B. In verse 5 Philip moves, having been scattered, to preach the gospel “as he goes”. C. In verse 26 having been obedient to Christ, is used by ...read more

  • The Gospel Should Mean Everything To Us.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 189 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

  • Seeking After God

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 300 views

    Those who call themselves Christian today often seek an experience rather than seeking God. An experience can be had quickly on Sunday morning, seeking God requires great sacrifice.

    I. When should Christians seek God? (v.6) A. Psa 63:1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. B. We should seek God early or ...read more

  • A Christians Responsibilities In Politics

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 140 views

    What is the Christian responsibility in the world of politics?

    I. Christians must be engaged - When the righteous increase, - We must be part of the process A) Lies Christians are told 1. We are told there is a separation of church and state 2. We are told politics will corrupt our faith 3. We are told not to preach politics from the pulpit II. Christians must ...read more

  • When God Is In It, He Will Be Glorified.

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 371 views

    All that we do must be guided by and done according to God’s will.

    I. God is still working in people’s lives. (vs.33, 36) A. God had a plan for Aeneas’ life. 1. That plan was that he would be healed. 2. That plan was that he would bring glory to God. 3. That plan was that his life testimony would help people believe. B. God had a plan for Dorcas’ life. 1. That ...read more

  • The Church On Mission

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 513 views

    a. The church age was ushered in because of God’s people praying, in unity, setting the world aside.

    I. They were filled (in submission to) with the Spirit. (1:4) A. Filled means to be in submission. B. Care for spiritual things rather than worldly things. C. (Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit ...read more

  • Filled With The Spirit

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 95 views

    Christians need to have, primarily, a Kingdom focus first over and above the focus on their local church.

    I. A work both by us and by God. (vs. 5-13) A. We have already established that they were filled with the Spirit. B. Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, C. Being filled with the Spirit is first a work of us. We see that in the ...read more

  • Ministry Is Tough

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 59 views

    God is sovereign in all circumstances of our lives. God is sovereign in the life of the church. Difficult circumstances are meant to bring us to rely on Him. The answer to difficult circumstances is prayer and reliance on Him, desiring His will come what may.

    I. The gospel preaching being questioned. (vs.1-7) A. The evening prayers and sacrifices were now over. B. Likely it was about 4:00 PM C. Since a miracle occurred and that miracle was being used to show God’s work they were being questioned according to Deuteronomy 13:1-5. D. They were held over ...read more

  • Saul To Paul, A Call To God!

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 434 views

    What does service to God look like? The cross, suffering, God’s glory, joy, self-denial, love, compassion, enduring to the end.

    I. Paul sees the glory of God. (vs.3-9) A. “The Jesus that men want to see is not the Jesus they need to see.” – G. Campbell Morgan B. It was too much to handle with un-glorified eyes. C. It was humbling in a way not known by other means. D. Christians are called to share in Christ’s glory. (John ...read more

  • Thankful To/For Jesus

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jan 8, 2019
     | 347 views

    Our hearts should be continuously full of thankfulness

    I. Thankful to Jesus for what He has done. A. That He was born as scripture said. (Isaiah 9:6-7) B. That He died to save us. (I Corinthians 11:24-25) C. That He was Resurrected. (Ephesians 1:20; Acts 1:11) D. That He sent the comforter. (John 14:26) II. Thankful to Jesus for what He is doing. A. He ...read more

  • Is The Church A Lighthouse Or A Club House?

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on May 24, 2017
     | 2,163 views

    This sermon helps the congregations see the difference between being and inward focused church and an outward focused church

    Introduction: Illustration “The Guiding Light” I. What is a lighthouse? A. A lighthouse provides light to anyone in need B. A church that is a lighthouse understands that the source of light is Christ. - Joh 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. - Joh 1:5 The light ...read more

  • A Walk Through The Bible Discovering Godly Mothers

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on May 24, 2017
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     | 2,166 views

    There are godly examples of mothers throughout scripture

    Proverbs 31:10-31 Introduction: illustration about “Where Mother Keeps the Clothes” “Let France have good mothers and she will have good sons” – Napoleon “All I am my mother made me”. John Quincy Adams I. A godly Mother is joyful over her children. (Genesis 21:6) - (Pro 31:28 Her ...read more

  • Kingdom Focused People

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on May 24, 2017
     | 1,625 views

    The church needs to be focused on the things of God first.

    Matthew 13:44-46 Introduction: illustration “BECAUSE THE PRINCE HAD COME” I. What is the Kingdom of God? A. A Kingdom is a realm, place, or territory ruled by a King. B. A Kingdom implies a King. - I Timothy 1:17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and ...read more

  • Letting The Holy Spirit Move In The Church

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on May 24, 2017
     | 1,140 views

    We sometimes do things that quench the Spirit if God. We need to get out of the way.

    Acts 1:12-14; 2:1-11 Introduction: I. You have to be prayerfully gathered. A. As the old Gospel preach John R. Rice said “God requires and men often need to plead with God for any want for supply, for deliverance, for wisdom, or for power.” B. Jacob wrestled all night with an angel. Gen ...read more