Sermon Series

  • 1. Preparation For Explosion I

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    An exposition of Acts 1:1-5, detailing the preparations that Christ and the Spirit were making for the genesis of the church

    Text: Acts 1:1-5, Title: Prep for Explosion I, Date/Place: NRBC, 4/15/07, AM A. Opening illustration: When we were building our house in Maine it was in a new development, so there was a lot of things that had to get done before we could begin putting up walls and windows. B. Background to more

  • 2. Preparation For Explosion Ii

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 1:6-11 about God preparing the disciples for the explosion of the early church

    Text: Acts 1:6-11, Title: Preparation for Explosion II, Date/Place: NRBC, 4/22/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Liken God to preparing for a big party or event, maybe talk about the preparation for Mackenzie’s party B. Background to passage: After Luke’s introduction, in verse 6 he transitions to more

  • 3. To The Ends Of The Earth

    Contributed on May 1, 2007

    Thoughts about our condition at an Acts 1:8 church

    Text: Acts 1:8, Title: To the Ends of the Earth, Date/Place: NRBC, 5/6/07, AM A. Opening illustration: the woman in Lilburn that gasped at the small number of churches in Maine, USA, after reading scripture and prayer- the evangelism linebacker B. Background to passage: As I mentioned last week, more

  • 4. Finding God's Will

    Contributed on May 14, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 1:12-26 as it relates to determining the will of God for your life

    Text: Acts 1:12-26, Title: Finding God’s Will, Date/Place: NRBC, 5/20/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Talk about Chris West, and the days that I moved in to my seminary apt with him as a roommate, and finish with the plaque on his bedpost underneath the skull… B. Background to passage: The scene more

  • 5. The Explosion Of The Spirit

    Contributed on May 22, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 2:1-13 about the moving of the Spirit of God on Pentecost

    Text: Acts 2:1-13, Title: The Explosion of the Spirit, Date/Place: NRBC, 5/27/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Read portions of the accounts of the Great Awakenings in the 1730’s from Edwards B. Background to passage: As you know the disciples have been waiting and praying for 10 days on the more

  • 6. Tongues And The Fullness

    Contributed on May 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    this is a topical exposition of speaking in tongues and the filling of the Spirit from Acts 2:4, from a non-cessasionist, but non-charismatic position

    Text: Acts 2:4, Title: Tongues and the Fullness, Subject: Tongues and filling, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/3/07, AM A. Opening illustration: as a brand new Christian, I was in my first year of college when I saw a sign for a bible study. So, I went and met with Cliff, and they challenged me about the more

  • 7. Addresss To The Christ-Killers

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2007
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    Exposition of Acts 2:14-36 about Peter’s scriptural explanation of Pentacost, our responsiblity in the death of Christ, and His resurrection being hallmarks of the gospel

    Text: Acts 2:14-36, Title: Address to the Christ-Killers, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/10/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Talk about the young man indicted on murder charges here in Tifton this week. Suppose that I came in here today and accused you (because you live in Tifton) being guilty of it. Or more

  • 8. Genuine Conversion

    Contributed on Jun 12, 2007
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    Exposition of Acts 2:37-41 about the response of the people to Peter’s message on Pentecost

    Text: Acts 2:37-41, Title: Genuine Conversion, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/24/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Paris Hilton’s conversion, Jason Cantor’s Conversion, the NY man who confessed… B. Background to passage: Peter has just preached the first Christian sermon of the church age, following the more

  • 9. Koinonia Ekklesias I

    Contributed on Jun 30, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 2:42-43 about the qualities and character of the early church

    Text: Acts 2:42-43, Title: Koinonia Ekklesias, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/1/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Some story about the reformers kicking off the Reformation with a conviction to recapture the spirit of the NT church. B. Background to passage: Luke gives us a glimpse of the life of the early more

  • 10. Koinonia Ekklesias Ii

    Contributed on Jun 30, 2007
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    Exposition of Acts 2:44-47 about the qualities of the early church

    Text: Title: Koinonia Ekklesias II, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/1/07, AM A. Opening illustration: read the first half of the letter from the MacArthur commentary from the philosopher to the emperor regarding the behavior of the first Christians. B. Background to passage: The background is still the more

  • 11. Exaltation Through A Miracle

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 3:1-10 about how Christ was exalted through a miracle, 1 of 3 parts to Acts 3

    Text: Acts 3:1-10, Title: Exaltation through a Miracle, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/8/07, AM A. Opening illustration: In deep prayer on a California beach, a man asked for one desire… I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time to think of another more

  • 12. Exaltation Through Denial

    Contributed on Jul 12, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 3:11-16 about the people’s denial of Jesus as the Christ, and how that was glorifying to God

    Text: Acts 3:11-16, Title: Exaltation through Denial, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/15/07, AM Opening illustration: In what some call a denial of a basic civil right, a Missouri man has been told he may not marry his long-term companion. …The man claims that the essential elements of marriage – love and more

  • 13. Exaltation Through Forgiveness

    Contributed on Jul 31, 2007
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    Expostion of the last part of Peter’s sermon in Acts three about the exaltation of Christ through the forgiveness of the people who killed Him

    Text: Acts 3:17-26, Title: Exaltation Through Forgiveness, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/5/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Old Joe was dying. For years he had been at odds with Bill, formerly one of his best friends. Wanting to straighten things out, he sent word for Bill to come and see him. When Bill more

  • 14. You're The President Of What?

    Contributed on Aug 9, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Exposition of three truths in Acts 4:1-22 regarding the trial of the apostles before the Sanhedrin

    Text: Acts 4:1-22, Title: You’re the President of What? Date/Place: NRBC, 8/12/07, AM A. Opening illustration: John Kenneth Gailbraith, in his autobiography, A Life In Our Times, illustrates the devotion of Emily Gloria Wilson, his family’s housekeeper. It had been a wearying day, and I asked more

  • 15. God-Approved Prayer

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2007
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    Exposition of Acts 4:23-31 about the reaction of the early church to persecution by going to prayer and God answering in a mighty way

    Text: Acts 4:23-31, Title: God-Approved Prayer, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/19/07, AM A. Opening illustration: 9 out of 10 American say they pray, 8 out of 10 say they pray regularly, 6 out of 10 say they pray daily, even 2/3 of unchurched people say that they pray… B. Background to passage: After the more

  • 16. Drop Dead Fred

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2007
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    Exposition of Acts 5:1-6, about the results of Ananias and Sapphira’s lies upon the church

    Text: Acts 5:1-16, Title: Drop Dead Fred, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/2/07 A. Opening illustration: Tell about that Church of God evangelist praying at the invitation…At the end of the island I noticed a small green frog. He was exactly half in and half out of the water. He was a very small frog with more

  • 17. All For One

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Expostion of Acts 4:32-37 about the unity in the church and its four sources

    Text: Acts 4:32-37, Title: All for One, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/26/07, AM A. Opening illustration: A pastor thought God gave Him an idea, and he presented it in the monthly council meeting. After giving his most impassioned plea and really “selling” the idea to the counsel, the counsel voted and voted more

  • 18. Unstoppable Believers

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 5:17-33 about the defiance of the apostles toward the court, and their boldness in witnessing

    Text: Acts 5:17-33, Title: Unstoppable Believers, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/9/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Around the world today Christians are being persecuted for their faith. More than 70 million Christians have been martyred for their faith since 33 AD. This year an estimated 160,000 believers more

  • 19. Surprise Endings

    Contributed on Sep 11, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 5:33-42 about the surprise ending to the disciples second imprisonment by the Sanhedrin

    Text: Acts 5:33-42, Title: Surprise Endings, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/16/07, AM A. Opening illustration: the surprise ending of Cold Mountain or The Six Sense B. Background to passage: After Peter and John’s bold defiance of the Sanhedrin, as well as their bold witness to the Sanhedrin, they are on a more

  • 20. Demonic Attack 101--Church Conflict

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2007
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    Exposition of Acts 6:1-7, first of two about how the Jerusalem church dealt with internal conflict.

    Text: Acts 6:1-7, Title: Demonic Attacks 101—Church Conflict, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/23/07, AM A. Opening illustration: see illustrations page, Acts 6 ill in ill file B. Background to passage: We left Acts 5 with the church still moving on the mission at hand. Reminder: our mission is ever before more

  • 21. Table Servers And Bible Servers

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2007

    Exposition of Acts 6:1-7 specifically as it relates to the job descriptions of pastors and deacons

    Text: Acts 6:1-7, Title: Table Servers and Bible Servers, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/23/07, PM A. Opening illustration: select a few jokes from the Pastoral Search Committee thing B. Background to passage: If you were here this morning you know the context of the growing church carrying out the mission more

  • 22. Branching Out

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2018

    Paul's strategy of outreach from Corinth after leaving Athens

    Text: Acts 18:1-19:10, Title: Branching Out, Date/Place: 9.17.17, The Road, AM A. Opening illustration: IMB changing strategies to where the missionary facilitates people group adoption B. Background to passage: Paul had just left Athens after his address on Mars Hill regarding the Unknown God, more

  • 23. What Angels Look Like

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2007
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    Exposition of Acts 6:8-15 about the character of Stephen

    Text: Acts 6:8-15, Title: What Angels Look Like, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/07/07, AM A. Opening illustration: tell about the Rick Gage Crusade in TN, tell a little bit about George Whitfield as an example from his biography – p. 98 & 105, B. Background to passage: Coming off the selection of seven more

  • 24. Defense Or Offense?

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2007

    Exposition of the truth in Acts 7:1-53 regarding Stephen’s defense and indictment toward the Sanhedrin and the Jewish people’s rejection of Christ

    Text: Acts 7:1-53, Title: Defense or Offense? Date/Place: NRBC, 10/21/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Martin Luther writes “(Christians) must be warriors, always equipped with their armor and weapons, and that the lot of a Christian is no leisurely existence, nor one of peace and security; rather more

  • 25. Life And Death Principles

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2007
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    Exposition of Acts 7:54-8:4 regarding the martyrdom of Stephen and its application toward suffering believers

    Text: Acts 7:54-8:4, Title: Life and Death Principles, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/21/07, AM A. Opening illustration: the story of Andrew Rivet from Piper’s sermon B. Background to passage: Stephen has just concluded his defense of himself with a blazing rebuke of the established religious authority. more

  • 26. The First False Believer

    Contributed on Jan 3, 2008

    Exposition of Acts 8:5-25 about the false profession of Simon Magus, and some indicators of true faith

    Text: Acts 8:5-25, Title: The First False Believer, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/30/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Talk about Dr Bennett and tell of his estimation of the greatest heresy plaguing Southern Baptists today. Talk about the list of names that need to be removed from off of our church roll, more

  • 27. In 2008 I

    Contributed on Jan 3, 2008

    Exposition of Acts 8:26-40, 1 of 2 parts, about a vision for the coming new year in the church

    Text: Acts 8:26-40, Title: In 2008 I, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/6/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Last year when I called my parents to wish them a happy New Year, my dad answered the phone. "Well, Dad, what’s your New Year’s resolution?" I asked him. "To make your mother as happy as I can all year," more

  • 28. In 2008 Ii

    Contributed on Jan 3, 2008

    Exposition of Acts 8:26-40, 1 of 2 parts, about a vision for the coming new year in the church

    Text: Acts 8:26-40, Title: In 2008 II, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/6/08, PM A. Opening illustration: “I have resolved not to do drugs anymore, because I get the same effect just standing up really fast.” “I have resolved to live in my own little world, because at least they know me here.” “I have more

  • 29. The Worst Imaginable Nightmare

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2008

    Exposition of Acts 9:1-19 about four aspects of the conversion of the Apostle Paul

    Text: Acts 9:1-19, Title: The Worst Imaginable Nightmare, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/13/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Have you heard of the best-selling book called “The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook.” It’s a manual, written in quite a factual tone, based on interviews with experts in a variety more

  • 30. A Slow Start

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    An Exposition of Acts 9:20-31, related to the beginning of the ministry of Paul in Damascus

    Text: Acts 9:20-31, Title: A Slow Start, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/20/08, AM A. Opening illustration: One of Lynn’s biographical anecdotes for the children, tell about the church the other day who decided not to call their members “members,” but to call them bi-vocational staff. So everyone who joined more