Contributed on Jan 2, 2001
The characteristics of genuine salvation as displayed in Paul’s Damascus Road experience.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 17 “The Reluctant Apostle” Acts 9:1-23 Saul has been mentioned three times in our study as a bitter opponent of Christ and his church. (7:58), (8:1), and now in (9:1). Today’s text reintroduces Saul by saying, he was “still breathing threats and murder ...read more
Contributed on Jan 8, 2001
How the early church used a time of peace to prepare for even greater effectiveness.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 18 “The Characteristics of an Effective Church” Acts 9:31 “Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2001
The story of three miracles, two done through Peter and one done in Peter.
Sermon # 19 “The Miracles of Grace” Acts 9: 32-43 Our text today is a story of miracles. We love miracles, stories of the miraculous. The concluding portion of Chapter nine and the beginning of chapter ten is the story of three ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2001
How Peter’s vision changed the outreach of the church.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 20 “A Vision that Changed the World” Acts 10:1-33 God had called the people of Israel to a special relationship with Him so that they might be His people, his witnesses, His ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2001
The reception of Peter’s sermon to the household of Cornelius is an illustration of how we should be involved in listening to the sermon.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 21 The Art of Really Listening Acts 10:24-48 You will remember that in our last study of the Book of Acts we left Peter as he had arrived at the house of Cornelius. At Caesarea they met ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2001
Believers were called Christians first at Antioch. What are the characteristics that made this church great.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 22 “Living Up to the Name” Acts 11:19-30 “Now those who were scattered after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2001
How Barnabas and Paul met the different strategies that Satan used to stop them.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 21 “Staying the Course” Acts 14:1-28 You may not remember from our previous study but Paul and Barnabas had set out on what was to be their first missionary journey. On Cyrus they ...read more
Contributed on May 31, 2001
Compares the salvation of Lydia, the possessed slave girl and the Philippian jailer.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 29 “THE STORY OF SALVATION IN PHILIPPI” Acts 16:11-40 Every morning and every evening the head of a Jewish household would pray, giving thanks that God had not created him “a Gentile, a ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2001
This passage has a great deal to teach us about worship.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 34 “Words on Worship” Acts 20:7-12 As you travel this summer on vacation and to visit friends and relatives I hope that where ever you are on Sunday that you make it a habit to ...read more
Contributed on Aug 20, 2001
Three things about advice seen in the advice given to the apostle Paul.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 36 “A Study On Giving Advice” Acts 21:1-15 Dr. John R. Hamby Advice can be a wonderful thing or an absolute disaster. Given a moment or two I am sure that each of us ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2001
How Paul used his testimony to reach people for Christ.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 37 “The Value of Your Testimony” Acts 22:1-15 We never know when we will be required to speak up for the Lord. Paul had been worshipping in the temple, when he was falsely accused of ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2001
A message for those who are in a place that they need to make a decision or decisions that may effect how they will live the rest of their life.
A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 39 “The Problem of Procrastination” Acts 24:1-27 (key vv. 22-27) Dr. John R. Hamby The prophet Joel described life as a valley of decision, (Joel 3:14) “Multitudes, multitudes in ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2002
This story has much to teach us about the devastating effects of sin.
A Study of Joshua Sermon # 6 “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SECRET SIN” Joshua 7:1-26 The seventh chapter of Joshua opens with the ominous word “but.” The use of the little conjunction of contrast is designed to ...read more