Sermon Series

  • 1. 1. God Saves A Tender Heart: Europe’s First Convert

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2017
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    In Acts 16 Paul received vision of a man from Macedonia to come over & help him. Paul & Silas immediately crossed the Aegean Sea to Europe to reach this man. Instead of a man, he found a woman, Lydia, Europe's first convert to Christ.

    God Saves a Tender Heart: Europe’s First Convert Series: Acts Chuck Sligh April 23, 2017 NOTE: A PowerPoint and ProPresenter 6 slide presentation is available for this sermon upon request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. Adapted from a sermon by Jerry Shirley on SermonCentral.com. TEXT: ...read more

  • 2. 2. Jesus’ Last Days On The Earth

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2011
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    First sermon in a series on the Book of Acts emphasizing the work of Jesus the living Lord who Acts 1 teaches is LIVING, GIVING (the Holy Spirit) and RETURNING.

    Jesus’s Last Days on the Earth TEXT: Acts 1:1-2 – “The former treatise have I made Luke is referring to the Gospel of Luke], O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given ...read more

  • 3. 3. Huddle And Scatter

    Contributed on May 31, 2015
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    The 1st church at first didn't spread outside of Jerusalem. It took a persecution to scatter believers into the surrounding areas, making the 1st beachheads of the Gospel. This sermon focuses on getting out of the church house and into the world.

    Huddle and Scatter Acts Series Chuck Sligh May 31, 2015 (Adapted from a sermon by John Hamby titled “Gathered but Not Scattered” found on SermonCentral.) TEXT: Turn to Acts 8 INTRODUCTION Quotation – I want to read you something by way of introduction, by Tony Evans ...read more

  • 4. 4. Problems And Prosperity

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2015
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    It was inevitable that with the unprecedented growth the church of Jerusalem experienced, conflict and problems would arise. But the disciples acted speedily, and in the process established the principle of shared ministry, which brought even more growth.

    Problems and Prosperity Acts Series Chuck Sligh June 14, 2015 TEXT: Turn please in your Bibles to Acts 6. INTRODUCTION In our study of Acts we’ve seen how the church in Jerusalem grew from a small band of followers in the upper room to a large army of believers in a very short ...read more

  • 5. 5. Hypocrisy

    Contributed on Feb 2, 2015
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    Hypocrisy! The bane of the church. The most common excuse for non-believers. But it is also something God HATES! So much that he struck down dead a Couple for it. This sermon examines 4 signs of hypocrisy, and what to do about it.

    Hypocrisy Series: Acts Chuck Sligh February 1, 2015 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation of this sermon is available upon request by emailing me at chucksligh@hotmail.com. [PROP: A BEAUTIFUL BOWL/PLATTER (LIGHT COLORED ON THE INSIDE). MAKE SURE OUTSIDE IS CLEAN AND INSIDE IS AS DIRTY AS YOU CAN ...read more

  • 6. 6. When Believers Fall

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2015
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    Simon the Sorcerer, contrary to many theologian's views, was a true believer. But being immature, he was seduced to go back to the old ways of thinking. It took a truth-telling believer (Peter) to set him straight and tell him the path to forgiveness.

    When Believers Fall Acts Series Chuck Sligh June 28, 2015 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon upon request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 8. INTRODUCTION Illus.– I remember when I first came to Christ. I had decided ...read more

  • 7. 7. When God Changes A Bigot’s Heart

    Contributed on Aug 9, 2015
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    God's plan was always to reach the world. Yet by Acts 10, the Gospel had gone no further than Jews & a few Samaritans. Why? racism & bigotry. In Acts 10, God changed all that in the story of Cornelius, leading to a dramatic salvation that changed history.

    When God Changes a Bigot’s Heart Acts Series Chuck Sligh August 9, 2015 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation of this sermon is available upon request by emailing me at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Speaking of the saints and angels around the throne of God in heaven, Revelation 5:9-10 ...read more

  • 8. 8. Are You Ready To Suffer For Jesus?

    Contributed on Aug 23, 2016
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    Are you ready to suffer for Jesus? This sermon examines the possibility of suffering and how to be ready if it ever comes.

    Are You Ready to Suffer for Jesus? Series: Acts Chuck Sligh August 21, 2016 TEXT: Acts 14:21-28 – “And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, 22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and ...read more

  • 9. 9. Taker Or Giver: Which One Are You?

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2014
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    A sermon challenging God's people to be net "givers" of their life and ministry rather than net "takers" of the ministry of others.

    Taker or Giver: Which One Are You? Series: Acts Chuck Sligh August 16, 2014 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 3. INTRODUCTION Illus. – We love “FaceTiming” (the Apple equivalent of Skyping) with our grandchildren, Keira and McCartney and their parents, Chris and ...read more

  • 10. 10. Astonished By Answered Prayer!

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2016
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    When Peter was imprisoned in Acts 12, the church in Jerusalem prayed fervently...but not in faith. The results were comical, yet God answered their prayer. This sermons examines the importance of faith in life and especially in our prayers.

    Astonished by Answered Prayer! Acts Series Chuck Sligh February 24, 2016 TEXT: Turn in your Bibles please to Acts 12 INTRODUCTION Have you ever been in a really BAD situation? JOKE: Three guys are stranded on a desert island, which was bad enough. Then they find a magic lantern ...read more

  • 11. 11. The Holy Spirit And You: Turning A Sinner Into A Saint

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2014
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    After examining 5 works of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers, this sermon examines two broad works of the Holy Spirit to turn a sinner into a saint.

    The Holy Spirit and You: Turning a Sinner into a Saint Series: Acts, #5 Chuck Sligh March 2, 2014 A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon upon request by emailing me at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Initial text: Acts 1:8, [Please turn in your Bibles to John ...read more

  • 12. 12. What Pentecost Means To You And Me

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2014
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    Pentecost was the day the Holy Spirit came to indwell believers. This sermon examines Pentecost's meaning in the church and history, as well as what it means to believers personally.

    What Pentecost Means to You and Me Series: Acts Chuck Sligh June 8, 2014 TEXT: Acts 2:1-13 – “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the ...read more

  • 13. 13. The First Church

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2011
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    Characteristics of the first church.

    The First Church Chuck Sligh TEXT: Acts 2:37-47 INTRODUCTION Many Christians today are playing church. In this age of affluence and pleasure-seeking, some come to church once-a-week to salve their conscience so that they can go back and do their own thing the rest of the week. This is ...read more

  • 14. 14. Tongues: What? Why? When? Who?

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2014
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    To speak in tongues or not to. Most Christians will be confronted withi this issue at some point in their lives. This sermon addresses what tongues were in the NT, their purpose in God's plan and whether God intended them to be permanent or transitory.

    Tongues: What? Why? When? Who? Series: Acts Chuck Sligh June 22, 2014 TEXT: Acts 2:1-13 – “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the ...read more

  • 15. 15. Super Bowl Church

    Contributed on Jul 28, 2014
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    The first church in Acts was a champion church. This sermon examines the characteristics of the New Testament church that if adopted would turn any church into a winning church.

    Super Bowl Church Chuck Sligh July 27, 2014 The opening illustrations come from Mike Gilbert’s sermon found on SermonCentral.com titled Reading the Map / Visualizing the Goal. [There is a PowerPoint presentation available for this sermon which is available by emailing me at ...read more

  • 16. 16. The Power Of His Name

    Contributed on Aug 10, 2014
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    In the Bible disease and sickness often pictures sin and healing is a picture of salvation. The story of the healing of the lame man suggests many parallels to coming to faith in Christ. This salvation sermon look at his healing from this point of view.

    The Power of His Name Series: Acts Chuck Sligh August 10, 2014 TEXT: Acts 3:1-11 – “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the ...read more

  • 17. 17. What You Need To Know About The Holy Spirit Chuck Sligh, Part 2

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2011
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    There are several important activities in the lives of believers, some of which are discussed in this sermon.

    What You Need to Know about the Holy Spirit Chuck Sligh Parts 2 TEXT: Acts 1:8 - “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the ...read more

  • 18. 18. The Wolves Close In

    Contributed on Aug 28, 2016
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    To hear animal rights people tell it, wolves are the most lovable creatures there are. But really, wolves are vicious, bloodthirsty killers. In Acts 15:1-2, spiritual wolves arrive to counter Paul’s teaching of salvation by grace alone through faith alone

    The Wolves Close In Series: Acts Chuck Sligh August 28, 2016 TEXT: Acts 15:1-2 – “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small ...read more

  • 19. 19. The Church In Jerusalem: Pure, Salty, Blessed

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2015
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    This sermon deals with what happens when a church is cleansed of hypocrisy and its members begin to live authentic Christian lives.

    The Church in Jerusalem: Pure, Salty, Blessed Series: Acts Chuck Sligh February 8, 2015 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 5 INTRODUCTION Illus. – A man woke up one Sunday morning, and instead of getting ready for church as usual, he just dawdled around, read the paper and ...read more

  • 20. 20. The Straight Shootin’ Preacher

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2014
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    Many preachers today don’t preach the Gospel straight. In his 2nd great sermon, Peter "preached it straight" to the Jews of Jerusalem who had rejected Jesus as their Messiah and Savior. This sermon dissects Peter's sermon and mines it for Gospel truths.

    The Straight Shootin’ Preacher Series: Acts Chuck Sligh August 24, 2014 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 3:11 INTRODUCTION The last thing we need today are preachers who don’t preach the Gospel straight. A preacher can afford to be off-base on many subjects and ...read more

  • 21. 21. The Smartest Unlearned And Ignorant Men In Town!

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2014
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    Peter & John were simple fishermen. When they gathered a following by preaching Jesus, the Jewish leaders judged them to be "unlearned & ignorant." Far from it! They were wise and learned in the most important things to know, the subject of this sermon.

    The Smartest Unlearned and Ignorant Men in Town! Series: Acts Chuck Sligh September 21, 2014 This sermon was inspired by and adapted from a skeleton outline in “The Most Valuable Men in Town” on page 71 of Preach for a Year. (NOTE: There is a PowerPoint presentation for this ...read more

  • 22. 22. News At 7

    Contributed on Oct 5, 2014
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    This sermon looks at Peter and John's hearing before the Sanhedrin from the standpoint of politically correct modern news media.

    News at 7 Series: Acts Chuck Sligh October 5, 2014 (NOTE: There is a PowerPoint presentation for this sermon available upon request by emailing me at chucksligh@hotmail.com.) TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 4 INTRODUCTION Peter and John wouldn’t have gone over too well ...read more

  • 23. 23. What You Need To Know About The Holy Spirit, Part 1

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2011
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    There is much confusion today about the Holy Spirit. Part 1 answers who the Holy Spirit Is and when the baptism of the Holy Spirit takes place.

    What You Need To Know About the Holy Spirit Chuck Sligh (Part 1) TEXT: Acts 1:4-8 – “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with ...read more

  • 24. 24. The Power Of His Name

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2011
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    The story of the healing of the lame man in Acts 3 paints a picture of a person’s condition without God, his inability to save himself, the true way of salvation, and what happens to a person after salvation.

    The Power of His Name Chuck Sligh TEXT: Acts 3:1-11 INTRODUCTION Our text provides us with is a perfect picture of salvation. Perhaps as well as any other story in the Bible it paints the picture of our condition without God, our inability to save ourselves, the true way of salvation, and ...read more

  • 25. 25. Come Over And Help Us

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2016
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    Paul received a vision of a man from Macedonia imploring him to “Come over and help us.” He and his team immediately went, changing the course of history. What the church needs today is a fresh call to spread the Gospel.

    Come Over and Help Us Acts Series Chuck Sligh October 9, 2016 TEXT: Acts 16:9-10 – “And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we ...read more

  • 26. 26. Barnabas—little Man, Big Deeds

    Contributed on Jan 25, 2015
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    This sermon examines Barnabas's character as an encourager, his generosity, and his obedience to God and challenges God's people to emulate him.

    Barnabas—Little Man, Big Deeds Series: Acts Chuck Sligh January 25, 2015 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation of this sermon is available upon request by emailing me at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Acts 4:31-37 – “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were ...read more

  • 27. 27. Providence And Evangelism

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2016
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    The story of the Ethiopian Eunuch affords us a picture of how God weaves His providential working, His Word, and human witnesses to bring sinners to faith in Christ.

    Providence and Evangelism Acts Chuck Sligh July 11, 2015 TEXT: Acts 8:26-39 – “And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man ...read more

  • 28. 28. Truth And Your Mind

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2016
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    In Acts 14:1-7 we read the story of Paul’s ministry in Iconium. Buried in this passage of Scripture are two nuggets of truth about our minds and about the nature of truth.

    Truth and Your Mind Series: Acts Chuck Sligh August 7, 2016 TEXT: Acts 14:1-7 – “And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed. 2 But the ...read more

  • 29. 29. What You Need To Know About The Holy Spirit, Pt. 3

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2011
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    2 more activities of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers, and 2 activities of the Holy Spirit in the lives of nonbelievers.

    What You Need to Know about the Holy Spirit Chuck Sligh Parts 3 TEXT: Turn to 1 Corinthians 12 INTRODUCTION For the past two weeks we have been talking about the Holy Spirit—Who He is; when He came; what He does. 1. First we saw that He is a Person, not an impersonal force or ...read more

  • 30. 30. The Comforter Has Come

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2011
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    The setting and symbols of Pentecost

    The Comforter Has Come Chuck Sligh TEXT: Acts 2:1-13 I. THE SETTING OF THE COMING THE HOLY SPIRIT In literature, it is important to understand the SETTING of a story. The setting has to do with three questions— WHO the main characters are WHERE the story takes place, and WHEN ...read more