Sermon Series
  • 1. The Begining

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2006
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    Ovireview of the Book of Acts - Begingng of a series. The idea that the letter is written to you and me and perhaps other purposes too.

    We are going to do something a little different for our sermon time. At least it is different for me. For the next while, at least through the Fall we are going to remain in one book of the Bible. That means that when you arrive Each Sunday you will already know which book and chapter of the more

  • 2. Then Woosh

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2006
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    Pentecost - Woosh and every thing changes, a church is formed, the message given. The world is influenced.

    Then Woosh!!! Acts 2:1-13 Last week we started a series on Acts, we talked about Like and Thepholus and the ascension of Jesus. Chapter one has the disciples see Jesus leave telling them to wait in Jerusalem until they receive the holy Spirit. Peter holds an administrative board meeting more

  • 3. Opportunity

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2006
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    It’s time for prayer - Healing comes to a beggar...opportunity... there is the expectation of something happening.

    Opportunity! Acts 3 Here we are in week three of the diary of the early church…perhaps it is more of a scrapbook of little notes and pictures, news paper clippings of events that that the writer wanted noticed so we don’t want to forget. It had only been a couple of weeks since Jesus ascended more

  • 4. I Want What You Have

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2006
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    Philip heads North and finds that Non-Jews are eleigible to receive the grace of God.

    I want what you have Last week we had a large section of scripture covering the very brief ministry of Stephen. I described it as being like some of the fireworks we may have witnessed. The story starts out starting with some of Stephen’s character traits. Then it was not long before they more

  • 5. I Want What You Have – Part 2

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2006
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    Philip’s journey continues as he meets the Etheopian and offers what he has...knowledge of scriptures.

    I want what you have – Part 2 Today we are picking up with the second half of Chapter 8. Last week we learned about the dealing of Philip in Samaria and in particular with Simon the Soarcer. The main focus of last week was that when Simon say the success of Philip he was impressed and the more

  • 6. Zealous Makeover

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2006
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    What a makeover, a complere change of person...of knowledge but not action.

    Zealous Makeover Acts 9:1-30 So last week you had a break from Acts, and now we are returning to the subject just at a critical point. Saul’s conversion to Paul or his conversion from Zealous Jew to Zealous Christian. Several weeks ago we met Saul as the Sanhedrin was stoning Stephen. We more

  • 7. Meanwhile….

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2006
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    The story of Acts is like an old westerns whrer several stories are happening at the same time. Peter, is suddenly back in the story.

    Meanwhile…. Acts 9:32-43 So in today’s reading we are suddenly back at what is going on with Peter. It is like one of the old westerns…Meanwhile back at the ranch… In chapter 8 we have all the things that were happening with Philip. We have the trip to Samaria with the sorcerer Peter and more

  • 8. The C Word

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2006
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    What really describes what a Christian? What do you do that sombone would give you the nickname of Christian....can anyone tell?

    The C word Acts 11:19-30 If you are keeping up with your reading you know that this scripture is an ongoing story about the growth and expansion of the church. Last weeks reading starts with A gentile Cornelius, a Roman centurion that is a God fearer. He has a visitor, an angel that tells him more

  • 9. Surprise

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2006
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    Peter Excapes from jail and execution. Peter and the disciples are surprised, the guards are all surprised.

    Surprise Acts 12:1-25 I hope that you are not tiring with our study of acts. It is a book that has all these little stories that have been put together to tell about the early days of the church. Last week we heard about Barnabas and his work @ Antioch. How he brought Saul into the picture. more

  • 10. A Spitual Problem

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2006
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    With all the talk of the spirit in Acts, where is it today? What is missing?

    A spiritual problem Review of Acts 1-11 I don’t know about all of you but, for me time moves so fast. I don’t know what happened…When I was a kid time moved so slow, Christmas took for ever to come. But now birthdays, anniversary seem to always be around the corner. By the time I more

  • 11. Sending Out

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2006

    The sending of Barnabas and Saul - Gentiles sending to gentiles at the direction of the Spirit.

    Sending Out Acts 12:19b-13:5 So last week we had sort of a review of Acts in the form of an oral pop quiz. Several of you qualified for extra credit with your willingness to share your answers out loud. This week the reading has actually been assigned for three weeks so I know you have more

  • 12. Standard Operating Procedure

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2006
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    The pattern of Paul is established on the First Journey. It involves steps that allow the Spirit to work.

    SOP - Christian Patterns Barnabas, Paul and John Mark leave the Island of Crete which was the first part of the missionary journey commissioned by the Holy Spirit. We don’t hear much about things happening on the island although it was at one time home to Barnabas. They sail from the opposite more

  • 13. Hardship

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2006
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    Hardship comes to the best of Christians. The healing power leads to the stoning of Paul . Some people just won’t quit, positive or negative.

    Hardship for The Kingdom Acts 14 Last week we looked at the beginning of the First missionary Journey. Barnabas and Saul head off and during their first stop in Crete there is a name change as Saul becomes Paul and his name goes first in the telling of the story indicating leadership. more

  • 14. The Gentiles Are Coming, The Gentiles Are Coming!

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2006
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    So should the church let all these "Gentiles" enter into the kingdom of God....Who saves and how establishes membership?

    The Gentiles are coming, the Gentiles are coming! Acts 15:22-29 Last week we had Paul and Barnabas getting home after a long business trip. They had had a combination of good days and bad days as they were gone for about two years. When they get home, they tell the church that sent them all more

  • 15. -Ism's

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2007

    Ism’s - beliefs - talking to people that believ differently

    -ism’s As I thought about today’s lesson all kinds of words came to mind. ( intellectualism, activism, materialism, communism, feminism, hedonism, modernism, terrorism ) I was surprised to learn that there are 887 words that end with ISM in the english dictionary. Definitions of ism n. - more