Sermon Series
  • 1. Getting Ready

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,386 views

    Christ’s return is inevitable. We need to be ready for His return.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 1:1-11 TITLE: ‘GETTING READY” INTRODUCTION: A. A fresh graduate from Bible college was in the pulpit in his first church. He was extremely nervous because he was attempting to preach ...read more

  • 2. Principles For Choosing Leaders

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 63 ratings
     | 10,981 views

    Leadership is the most important function in the church. The church will never rise above its leadership. Therefore, selecting the right leaders is vital to be an effective, Christ-honoring, and scriptural church.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 1:12-26 TITLE: “PRINCIPLES FOR CHOOSING LEADERS” INTRODUCTION: A. A man is driving with his wife at his side and his mother-in-law in the back seat. The women just won’t leave him ...read more

  • 3. Restoring The Power Of The New Testament Church

    Contributed on Feb 2, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,347 views

    The New Testament church operated in power not weakness. So many congregations are failing, weak, troubled, and dying because they’re operating out of human power and not the power of the Holy Spirit.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 2:1-13 TITLE: “RESTORING THE POWER OF THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH” INTRODUCTION: A. A mechanic in Mangum, Oklahoma, answered the distress call of a woman motorist, whose car had stalled. ...read more

  • 4. Restoring The Preaching Of The New Testament Church

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,394 views

    Preaching is indispensible to Christianity. Both its form and function are important. Using Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost, we look at the fundamental aspects of New Testament preaching.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 2:14-41 TITLE: “RESTORING THE PREACHING OF THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH” INTRODUCTION: A. Several years back, the Dallas Morning News did a report on Elvis impersonators. When Elvis was ...read more

  • 5. Living Life Above The Circumstances

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 5,261 views

    Every life has good and bad circumstances. As Christians, we live life above those circumstances.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 6:8-15 TITLE: “LIVING LIFE ABOVE THE CIRCUMSTANCES” INTRODUCTION: A. Some of you may have heard of Wilma Rudolph. She was a successful Olympic athlete in the 1960’s, but most do not know ...read more

  • 6. Taking A Good Look

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,551 views

    A message about how Stephen’s message to the Sanhedrin in the 1st century applies to Christians in the 21st century

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 6:8-8:1 TITLE: “TAKING A GOOD LOOK” INTRODUCTION: A. Throughout the course of life there are certain people who seem to stand out from the pack. These are people like Washington, Lincoln, ...read more

  • 7. Some Tips On Sharing Your Faith

    Contributed on Jul 31, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,022 views

    Using Phillip’s encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch, we can find some important instruction on how to share our faith with another individual

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 8:26-40 TITLE: “SOME TIPS ON SHARING YOUR FAITH” INTRODUCTION: A. What gets you excited? --Someone: “You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning in your ...read more

  • 8. The Needs Of A New Christian

    Contributed on Aug 10, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,113 views

    The essential needs of new converts are discussed using this account describing the events that immediately followed the conversion of Saul of Tarsus.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 9:19-31 TITLE: “THE NEEDS OF A NEW CHRISTIAN” INTRODUCTION: A. One criticism of the church-at-large is that when we produce new Christians, we “dunk ‘em and drop ‘em” ...read more

  • 9. A Tale Of Two Beds

    Contributed on Aug 18, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,016 views

    Healing is still available to those who place their trust in what Jesus Christ can do in their lives - healed spirits and healed souls

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 9:32-43 TITLE: “A TALE OF TWO BEDS” INTRODUCTION: A. Most of you are familiar with the classic Charles Dickens story, A Tale of Two Cities, which begins: “It was the best of time, it was the ...read more

  • 10. A New Name

    Contributed on Sep 14, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,628 views

    The importance of the name "Christian" and its attributes as demonstrated in Antioch.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 11:19-30 TITLE: “A NEW NAME” INTRODUCTION: A. What is in a name? 1. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks that very question: a. ...read more

  • 11. An Example Of A Great Church

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,190 views

    A look at the church in Antioch of Syria and what made it a great church

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 11:19-29; 12:25-13:3; 14:26-28; 15:1-3 TITLE: “AN EXAMPLE OF A GREAT CHURCH: 9 Marks of a Great Church as Exemplified in the Church at Antioch” INTRODUCTION: A. What does being “great” mean? ...read more

  • 12. God's Dramedy

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,857 views

    In strife or in humorous situations, God is still in control.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 12:1-25 TITLE: “GOD’S DRAMEDY” INTRODUCTION: A. Are you confused by the title of this message? 1. It’s probably because you’ve never heard the term dramedy ...read more

  • 13. Facing The False Prophet

    Contributed on Oct 5, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,359 views

    Saul of Tarsus transforms into the apostle Paul whil preaching the true gospel and facing a false prophet: what the 21st century church can learn about confronting false teaching from the 1st cenutry example

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 13:1-12 TITLE: “FACING THE FALSE PROPHET” INTRODUCTION: A. Would you hire this man? A member of the pulpit committee at a certain church was ...read more

  • 14. Be Encouraged

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 7,629 views

    Scriptural reasons to be encouraged in our walk with Christ

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 13:13-43 (Read with points) TITLE: “BE ENCOURAGED” INTRODUCTION: A. Andor Foldes was a great Hungarian concert pianist. He once recounted a kiss that changed his life. He was 16 years ...read more

  • 15. Thoughts On Living With Thanksgiving

    Contributed on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,634 views

    Learning about thanksgiving from Paul and Barnabas’ experience in Lystra

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 14:8-20 (read with points) TITLE: “THOUGHTS ON LIVING WITH THANKSGIVING” INTRODUCTION: A. In certain regions of Mexico, hot and cold springs are found side by side. Because of the ...read more

  • 16. Faithful In The Face Of Persecution

    Contributed on Nov 18, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,174 views

    Learning about faithfulness through the examples of Paul and Barnabas

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 14:1-7 TITLE: “FAITHFUL IN THE FACE OF PERSECUTION” INTRODUCTION: A. At a retirement home in Florida, a group of residents were discussing their ailments: "My arms are so weak I can ...read more

  • 17. When Christians Disagree - Part One

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,619 views

    Principles for dealing with doctrinal disagreements

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 15:1-35 TITLE: WHEN CHRISTIANS DISAGREE – PART ONE” INTRODUCTION: A. Benjamin Franklin: “Many a long dispute may be thus abridged: ‘It is so; it is not so.’ ‘It is so; it is not so.’” ...read more

  • 18. Leading The Church Of God

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,921 views

    Essentials of leadership given by Paul to the elders of Ephesus

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 20:17-32 TITLE: “LEADING THE CHURCH OF GOD” INTRODUCTION: A. Acts 20:17-32 – “From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church. When they arrived, he said to them: ‘You know ...read more

  • 19. Understanding Corporate Worship

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 35 ratings
     | 9,599 views

    A lesson in worship exhibited in the first century.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 20:7-12 TITLE: “UNDERSTANDING CORPORATE WORSHIP” INTRODUCTION: A. Worship is important 1. Back during the days when people would travel by sailing ship, a young boy ...read more

  • 20. Trapped In Idolatry

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 7,296 views

    Examining the idols in our lives, we see what keeps us from receiving God’s blessing

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 19:23-41 TITLE: “TRAPPED IN IDOLATRY” INTRODUCTION: A. The dictionary definition of “idol”: “an object of excessive devotion or admiration” --Fails to capture the biblical sense ...read more

  • 21. God Can!

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,933 views

    When things seem impossible to us, God can!

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 19:8-20 TITLE: “GOD CAN!” INTRODUCTION: A. Three boys who lived in the same neighborhood got to bragging one day. None of the three could top the other two until they started bragging ...read more

  • 22. Knowing The Way More Fully

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,623 views

    When we think we know it all, there’s always something that God can teach us.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 18:24-19:7 TITLE: “KNOWING THE WAY MORE ADEQUATELY” INTRODUCTION: A. When you visit a place you’ve never been before, you tend to follow the directions very closely. The more you travel ...read more

  • 23. Finding Ways To Build Your Strength

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,965 views

    Growing stronger in service and faith.

    SERIES: ACTS 18:1-11 TEXT: ACTS 18:1-11 TITLE: “FINDING WAYS TO BUILD YOUR STRENGTH” INTRODUCTION: A. Maltbie Babcock: Be strong! We are not here to play, to ...read more

  • 24. Words Of Importance

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,125 views

    Expository message on passage

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 18:12-23 TITLE: “WORDS OF IMPORTANCE” INTRODUCTION: A. We live in a society where what we say is not intended to be what we mean 1. Several years ago, this phenomenon was given the title the ...read more

  • 25. Journey To Jerusalem

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,968 views

    A lesson on the will of God

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 21:1-36 TITLE: “JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM: A Lesson on the Will of God” INTRODUCTION: A. When Courtney was 3 or 4 years old, we made a trip to King’s Island. There was a children’s ride ...read more

  • 26. Paul: My Encounter With The Risen Christ

    Contributed on Jun 12, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,884 views

    Paul’s encounter with the risen Christ transformed him from fervent persecutor to passionate missionary.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 21:37-22:21 TITLE: “PAUL: MY ENCOUNTER WITH THE RESURRECTED CHRIST” INTRODUCTION: A. You might remember a news story from several years ago where 18 men and 12 women committed mass suicide ...read more

  • 27. When Christians Disagree - Part Two

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,323 views

    Part One concerned disagreement over doctrinal issues. Part Two deals with disagreement over personal issues.

    TEXT: ACTS 15:36-41 TITLE: “WHEN CHRISTIANS DISAGREE: Part Two” OPEN: A. Last week, we talked about conflicts that arise over doctrinal differences 1. Tonight, we want to look at conflicts that arise over personal conflicts 2. David Eubanks, ...read more

  • 28. Facing The New Year In A New Way

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,964 views

    God promises to do a new thing within us. Here are four new things we can look forward to in the new year

    TEXT: ACTS 16:1-15 TITLE: “FACING THE NEW YEAR IN A NEW WAY” (updated for 2008) OPEN: A. It’s almost February. Why are talking about the New Year? --Isn’t the newness of the new year kind of wearing off? 1. I’ve found that talking about the new ...read more

  • 29. Who Do You Serve?

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2008
     | 2,187 views

    We are destined to serve somebody or something. Do you really serve the true God?

    TEXT: ACTS 16:16-34 TITLE: “WHO DO YOU SERVE?” OPEN: A. A preacher meets an old friend from Bible college while at the North American Christian Convention. The old friend asks the preacher, “How many members are in your congregation?” The ...read more

  • 30. A Church That Serves

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,644 views

    Congregations are not spiritual spas. They’re places where needs are met and people are served.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 6:1-7 TITLE: “A CHURCH THAT SERVES” OPEN: A. A number of years ago, a team of white-jacketed scientists marched with clipboards in hand into the barnyard and sat down outside the chicken coop. They were ...read more